Extractions: Slovenia enjoys excellent relations with the United States and cooperates with it actively on a number of fronts. From 1998 to 2000, Slovenia occupied a non-permanent seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council and in that capacity distinguished itself with a constructive, creative, and consensus-oriented activism. Slovenia has been a member of the UN since May 1992 and of the Council of Europe since May 1993. Slovenia signed an association agreement with the EU in 1996 and became a full EU member state on May 1, 2004. Slovenia officially became a member of NATO on March 29, 2004. Slovenia is a member of all major international financial institutionsthe International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group, and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Developmentas well as 40 other international organizations, among them the WTO, of which it is a founding member. Since the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, Slovenia has instituted a stable, multi-party, democratic political system, characterized by regular elections, a free press, and an excellent human rights record. Slovenia is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional republic. Within its government, power is shared between a directly elected president, a prime minister, and a bicameral legislature (Parliament). Parliament is composed of the 90-member National Assemblywhich takes the lead on virtually all legislative issuesand the National Council, a largely advisory body composed of representatives from social, economic, professional, and local interests. The Constitutional Court has the highest power of review of legislation to ensure its consistency with Slovenia's constitution. Its nine judges are elected by the National Assembly for single 9-year terms.
Extractions: note: there may be 45 more municipalities Independence: 25 June 1991 (from Yugoslavia) National holiday: Independence Day/Statehood Day, 25 June (1991) Constitution: adopted 23 December 1991, effective 23 December 1991 Legal system: based on civil law system Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal (16 years of age, if employed) Executive branch: chief of state: President Janez DRNOVSEK (since 22 December 2002)
Extractions: Brian J PoÅ¾un Youths have little trust for government Young people in Slovenia are similar to those in other countries, with one major exceptionâthey are dangerously apolitical and overwhelmingly distrustful of politics in general, according to the results of a survey released this week. The survey Mladina 2000 (Youth 2000), prepared by the Centre for Social Psychology of the Faculty of Social Sciences, shows that young people give the highest levels of trust only to friends and family. Of the respondents to the survey, 80 per cent do not trust political parties and 75 per cent do not trust politicians. President KuÄan fared betterâonly 40.5 per cent said that they do not trust him. The National Human Development Report for 2000-2001, released last month, similarly showed very low levels of trust in politics and politicians. That report accredits the trend to public frustration with the inefficiency and insufficient responsiveness of the government. Eurosceptics take the lead Most Slovenes do not support membership in the European Union, according to the results of the March Politbarometer survey of the Center for Public Opinion Research that were released this week.
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Extractions: Welcome to the State Portal of the Republic of Slovenia! The State Portal of the Republic of Slovenia is a helpful tool to all the visitors interested in gaining general knowledge on Slovenia, information concerning public administration as well as those concerning private sector. Let us kindly invite you to become and stay a regular visitor of our web-sites. The State Portal team DID YOU KNOW THAT... ...the figure of the witch is strongly part of the Slovenian cultural tradition? Slovenia could even be called the "Witch's Land". In addition to many fairy tales, stories, and longer literary works, Slovenians have many renowned local meeting places of witches, particularly at the top of mountains, such as Klek, Slivnica, Grintovec and Roga¹ka gora. According to tradition, witches have a strong influence on the weather, crops, births, and destiny in general. The largest witch meeting in Slovenia was held at Castle Gorièko for Halloween. It was visited by thousands of witches and visitors. WHERE IS SLOVENIA
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Extractions: History: Local resistance, initially from non-communist nationalists, was hijacked by the Yugoslav Communist Party led by Josip Broz Tito, himself partly of Slovene origin. In 1945, after the communists emerged as victors, Slovenia became a constituent republic of the new Yugoslav federation. The ruling League of Communists of Slovenia (LCS) supported the Croats in the demand for an effectively confederal Yugoslavia during the 1960s and 1970s, although never to the point of provoking Tito into repression, as took place in Croatia in 1971. Among other things, this caution made a relatively liberal political atmosphere in Slovenia possible, culminating in a pluralist Slovene Spring after Milan Kucan became LCS leader in 1986. The nationalist Kucan steered Slovenia towards independence following multi-party National Assembly elections in April 1990 which brought to power a six-party centre-right coalition, calling itself DEMOS, led by Premier Lozle Peterle. After 14 months, during which both Slovenia and Croatia became increasingly alienated from Belgrade, Slovenia declared independence. The central Government immediately sent in armoured convoys to take control of federal border posts and key installations in the capital Ljubljana. The army was clearly not expecting the resistance put up by well-prepared Slovene irregulars and after a few weeks of sporadic and largely inconclusive fighting, a ceasefire was reached. By October 1991, all federal military forces had left the republic, and Slovenia proclaimed its independence on 8 October. Full international recognition followed in January 1992, after which the DEMOS Government collapsed, having achieved its sole objective of securing international recognition.
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