Slovenia is a country located in Central Europe, bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and the Adriatic Sea. Its capital and largest city is Ljubljana.
Slovenia located at the crossroads of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe. Throughout its history, it belonged various states including the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg Monarchy and eventually SFR Yugoslavia. It gained independence in 1991 and joined the EU in 2004. This page collates all of DW's content on Slovenia.
In an effort to bolster dwindling numbers of bears after they were hunted to the point of extinction in the mid-1990s, French authorities have released a brown bear in the Pyrenees. Local sheep farmers are furious.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has warned that Germany's new migration deal could force the Alpine country to impose stronger border checks on Italy and Slovenia. The deal ended a bitter German government crisis.
Two decades ago, the French government started reintroducing bears to the Pyrenees mountains, initially bringing in nine brown bears from Slovenia. Those numbers have now grown, to 39 bears - and sheep farmers say their flocks are being terrorized. There's even an armed, clandestine group threatening to kill bears there.