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Over the past decade, the average annual temperatures in Slovenia have increased and the amount of precipitation has decreased.1 These climate changes will ultimately decrease the overall water quantity and quality in the long term.2 The climate change could also increase the frequency of water shortages, as well as the frequency of droughts and floods across the country.3 The government recently organized a national assembly on the Adaptation to Climate Change and Drought. The meeting covered various mitigation and adaptation measures that Slovenia could implement in order to alleviate the stress on the water system, as well as agriculture.4 A disaster management plan was also discussed.5

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1 http://www.oecd.org/env/resources/Slovenia.pdf
2 Ibid
3 Ibid
4http://www.gwp.org/gwp-in-action/Central-and-Eastern-Europe/News-and-Activities-GWP-Central-and-Eastern-Europe/GWP-Slovenia-Addresses-Climate-Change-and-Drought/
5 Ibid
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Slovenia News

TheChronicleHerald.ca 
“Isci, isci,” ring out the shouts in the hills above Koper, Slovenia. Translated, the command is, “search, search.” The verbal encouragement comes from Sara Kocjancic and is directed at two-year-old yellow Labrador retriever Liza, a truffle-hunting dog ... See more..
Total Croatia News 
A statement from the European Commission on April 29, 2017. President Juncker met on 29 April in the margins of the European Council the Prime Ministe... See more..
Financial Times 
The InterContinental, along with a flurry of hotel renovations along Slovenia's short Adriatic coast and a clutch of high-end “green tourism” projects, illustrates the tourism growth that this former Yugoslav republic has experienced since the global ... See more..
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Dope Magazine 
Slovenia has only two million inhabitants, and nestles neatly at the foothills of the Alps, just east of Italy and south of Austria. Due to its location, Slovenia has traditionally been at the mercy of historical great powers including Italy and Austro ... See more..
U.S. Soccer (press release) (registration) (blog) 
The U.S. Under-17 Women's National Team played its first international match of its new cycle and drew 1-1 in the opening game for both teams at the 2nd ... See more..
Table Tennis England (press release) 
Andrew Baggaley sunk world No 77 Tristan Flore on his way into the last 16 of the Men's Singles at the Slovenian Open, where he has been joined by Sam Walker. Baggaley saw Rio Olympian Flore, of France, come back from 2-0 down to level their last-64 ... See more..
EURACTIV 
The ECHR said the Slovenian court had breached the European human rights convention by interfering with the "peaceful enjoyment" of someone's property. See more..
Irish Independent 
I don't know much about Slovenia, aside from the fact that Melania Trump emigrated from this small region to the United States, where she would eventually meet Donald Trump and become First Lady. Before I go, I'm told that there will be billboards with ... See more..
Table Tennis England (press release) 
Tom Jarvis picked up a notable victory to become one of three English players to join 29th seed Sam Walker in the last 64 of the Slovenian Open. Jarvis, Andrew Baggaley and David McBeath all made it through qualifying to take their places in the main ... See more..
Xinhua 
LJUBLJANA, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Slovenian officials on Friday condemned the violence that occurred at the Macedonian parliament on Thursday, which left more ... See more..
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Geography

south Central Europe, Julian Alps between Austria and Croatia
Area

Total 20,273 sq km
Land 20,151 sq km
Water 122 sq km

Climate

Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east
Natural Resources

lignite coal, lead, zinc, building stone, hydropower, forests ;
Natural Hazards

flooding; earthquakes
Current Environmental Issues

Sava River polluted with domestic and industrial waste; pollution of coastal waters with heavy metals and toxic chemicals; forest damage near Koper from air pollution (originating at metallurgical and chemical plants) and resulting acid rain

Demographics

Nationality
Slovenian
Population
1,992,690 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Slovenia became the first 2004 European Union entrant to adopt the euro (on 1 January 2007) and has experienced one of the most stable political and economic transitions in Central and Southeastern Europe. With the highest per capita GDP in Central Europe, Slovenia has excellent infrastructure, a well-educated work force, and a strategic location between the Balkans and Western Europe. Privatization has lagged since 2002, and the economy has one of the highest levels of state control in the EU. Structural reforms to improve the business environment have allowed for somewhat greater foreign participation in Slovenia's economy and helped to ...See More lower unemployment. In March 2004, Slovenia became the first transition country to graduate from borrower status to donor partner at the World Bank. In 2007, Slovenia was invited to begin the process for joining the OECD; it became a member in 2012. Despite its economic success, foreign direct investment (FDI) in Slovenia has lagged behind the region average, and taxes remain relatively high. Furthermore, the labor market is often seen as inflexible, and legacy industries are losing sales to more competitive firms in China, India, and elsewhere. In 2009, the global recession caused the economy to contract - through falling exports and industrial production - by 8%, and unemployment to rise. Although growth resumed in 2010, it dipped into negative territory in 2012 and the unemployment rate continued to rise, approaching 12% in 2012. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$58.91 billion (2012 est.); $60.32 billion (2011 est.); $59.96 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

18.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 19.1% of GDP (2011 est.); 20.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

potatoes, hops, wheat, sugar beets, corn, grapes; cattle, sheep, poultry
Industries

ferrous metallurgy and aluminum products, lead and zinc smelting; electronics (including military electronics), trucks, automobiles, electric power equipment, wood products, textiles, chemicals, machine tools