Slovenia and Ghana deepen development ties

Dr Miro Cerar, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia, has pledged his country’s support for African countries towards sustainable development. He assured that Slovenia would back priorities defined in the Agenda 2063 for African development, a blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. A statement copied to the Ghana News...

Immigration pushed up Slovenia’s population in 2018

Slovenia’s population increased by more than 14,000 last year to 2.08mn, the statistics office said on April 25. The increase came on the back of a rise in the number of foreign citizens, whose number went up by more than 16,300. Out of the ex-Yugoslav countries, only Slovenia and Croatia are part of the EU. Slovenia is the most attractive for workers thanks to its higher wages, which have attracted...

In Italy, China’s New Silk Road is not seen as a threat

In Italy, China’s New Silk Road is not seen as a threat The Mediterranean country is the first in the G7 to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. But in one small port town in Italy, Chinese investment is nothing new. DW’s Giulia Saudelli and Mu Cui report from Vado Ligure. There is a busy back and forth of workers and dusty trucks in Vado Ligure, a small coastal town of 8,000 people...

With Gulf links growing, it’s plain sailing to prosperity for Montenegro

SVETI STEFAN, Montenegro: When an immaculately presented PR assistant points to a pristine wooden boat bobbing in the distance, I realize this isn’t going to be a standard interview. “That is Romy’s boat,” she says, adjusting her designer sunglasses under the late-summer sun. “He’ll meet you aboard in five minutes.” Romy Hawatt’s boat — “Riana” — is named after his wife and...

A cycling tour of the Balkans: two wheels, three countries, four days

Our writer and his friends recapture their youth and the joy of cycling, with a challenging trip taking in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Montenegro Rocking my bike from side to side, I crested the final rise and the landscape opened out before me. A high-altitude meadow freckled with cows rolled down into a shallow bowl surrounded by savagely contorted, parallel slabs of limestone sticking straight...

5 Slovenian Castles For an Unexpected Destination Wedding

Slovenia has recently emerged as a surprising wedding destination for international visitors. Jani Peljhan, a local and owner of the Wajdusna travel company, also notes that the country has seen strong economic development, which, because the country is so young—it’s been independent for 25 years—is all the more exciting. Peljhan recalls it as drastically different (and quite somber) walking...

Why Italy is actually the best destination for gluten-free travellers

The summer before my husband, Dan, was diagnosed with coeliac disease we hired two Tuscan villas overlooking a pool with three other families. For the next week, the whole gang (eight adults, eight children) ate pizza in nearby Florence, ordered bowls of pasta at the local trattoria and bought bundles of fresh bread to eat poolside with cheese and bottles of wine. A month later we took our two daughters,...

In Italy, A Medieval Town Confronts A Double Threat — Erosion And Too Many Tourists

Tourism is booming in Italy, which welcomed close to 50 million visitors over the summer. That has helped some places that have been struggling to survive. But for one destination, it might be too much of a good thing. Civita di Bagnoregio is in the northern corner of the Lazio region, 75 miles north of Rome, tucked between Tuscany and Umbria. On the road, signposts point the way to “Civita,...

Regent Porto Montenegro

Best for… gastro-nomads The low-down: Regent Porto Montenegro stands elegantly at the heart of Porto Montenegro, the glittering marina and glamorous superyacht homeport – and a modern-day, jet-setter’s hot-spot. Directly on the waterfront of Boka Bay, the hotel gives its guests a direct connection with the sea and marina. All the guestrooms have spectacular sea or soaring mountain views with...

Presidential Palace, place of art and history

Ljubljana, 3 October – The Presidential Palace, where the president performs his duties, is a Neo-Renaissance mansion from the late 19th century, boasting works of art by some of the most acclaimed Slovenian artists. The palace was declared a cultural monument in 1993. The construction works for the palace started in the spring of 1897, two years after Ljubljana was hit by a devastating earthquake,...