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Municipalities have reported over EUR 2.7 billion in damage caused by the August floods. The data has been sent by 173 municipalities in the country that experienced flooding and is not yet final.
The municipalities were asked to do an inventory of damage to public service infrastructure facilities

Mushroom culture runs deep in Slovenia

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Mushroom foraging is an important part of Slovenian culture, to the extent that it is among the nation's favourite pastimes. And knowledge of mushrooms, built over generations, continues to expand as new species and uses for mushrooms are discovered.
Dating back to the settlement of Slovenian land
Slovenia prides itself on its rich and diverse culinary heritage. To preserve its authenticity, it has so far protected 28 food products, 17 wines and four spirits with the European Commission.
Delicacies such as the potica, the ultimate Slovenian cake, are well known even world-wide, but less so o
The University of Nova Gorica is in charge of a European project featuring four other Slovenian partners aimed at developing cutting-edge machine learning applications to take on some of the toughest challenges in data science, space research, medicine, linguistics and climate research.
In cooperat
Children with special needs who are members of the Italian or Hungarian minority will have better access to bilingual education under changes unanimously enacted by the Slovenian parliament on 22 September.
The existing Act on Special Rights of Italian and Hungarian National Communities in Educatio

Drago Jančar, the internationally acclaimed Slovenian author, won the Prozart Award at the 11th international literary festival Pro-Za Balkan in Skopje, North Macedonia.

The jury described him as an author with a sharp sense for modern narration and the skill to write original fiction in the
The hayrack, a free-standing vertical drying rack that is considered an essential part of Slovenian tradition but it has come to increasingly serve as a stand for advertising posters. The phenomenon is explored by artist Danilo Milovanović at an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Ljubl
The social hub of what used to be a sizeable Slovenian community in Fontana, California, will be demolished after the city council decided against renovating the 1937 building, which the community sold to the local authorities a couple of years ago, the local paper Inland Valley Daily Bulletin has
Tejswini Narayan Sonawane, an artist based in Solapur, India, has won the Grand Prize of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts for her woodcuts on cloth from the series Femininity (2015) and A Migrant (2017).
Sonawane was honoured at the opening of the biennale on 15 September along with Scho
Budinci, a small village a stone's throw away from the border with Hungary in eastern Slovenia, is home to what is arguably the biggest sample plantation of fruit trees and shrubs in Europe. Owned by a Swiss expat, the plantation is all the more remarkable because it features only wild species.


A charity match bringing together global football celebrities in Ljubljana on 15 September raised over €3.5 million for the victims of the devastating August floods in Slovenia.

"I would like to thank all those who have helped, all who bought a ticket, all those who donated, and above all our
Slovenian marine scientists have sounded the alarm after measuring record-high temperatures at the bottom of the sea. The phenomenon is known as a bottom marine heatwave and can have major repercussions for the ecosystem.
Scientists at the Piran Marine Biological Station of the National Institute o