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.
A new sport at next year's Tokyo Olympics will be Sport Climbing. And one of the smaller sporting nations has high hopes of a medal bonanza. Slovenia has the world's best female climber, Janja Garnbret — the latest in a long line of champions from this nation of just 2 million people. Guy De Launey went to find out more — at a World Cup competition in the Slovenian city of Kranj.
Britain proposes concessions in Brexit deal - France test runs a no-deal Brexit scenario - The far-right loses ground in Austria - Slovenia aims high in Sport Climbing - The first anniversary of the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi - A steady course in Portugal - The grandson of a Holocaust victim searches for the last traces of his relative – Climate change camps
Slovenia's capital has marked European Mobility Week with a festival of sustainable transport. Ljubljana was European Green Capital three years ago reflecting its efforts to reduce the environmental impact of transport. It prioritizes walking, cycling, buses but also new, green technology. There's already one highly-successful electric car-sharing system in place. Guy De Launey reports.
The British government releases scenarios for a no-deal Brexit – Have the Yellow Vests run out of steam? – Italy’s new stance on immigration – Craft gin in Slovenia – New film exposes flaws in Polish politics – Rise in suicides in Greece – 30 years since Hungary opened its border – Returning the memories of Nazi victims – Cruising in the Mediterranean
Slovenians have been distilling juniper berries for hundreds of years. But it doesn't have much of a tradition of making gin, which uses juniper as one of its main ingredients. That's now starting to change. Small craft gin distilleries have sprung up and over the summer, Ljubljana hosted its first-ever festival dedicated to the spirit. Guy De Launey bravely volunteered to investigate further.
The un-dammed rivers of the Western Balkans could be a significant source of sustainable energy. But hydro power projects proposed for the region face fierce opposition – from campaigners who say that dams could cause an environmental disaster. They've been staging protests under the banner "Balkan Rivers Tour." Guy De Launey took to the water in Slovenia to find out more.
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.