Slovenia

Slovenia, Croatia ban transit of migrants as crisis spirals

Slovenia and neighbouring Croatia will refuse the transit of most migrants through their territory in a bid to seal off the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands of people seeking a new life in Europe, officials say.

February 17, 2019
February 17, 2019

Slovenia MP resigns for stealing sandwich

Darij Krajcic, a member of parliament for the Marjan Sarec List (LMS) party -- the senior partner in the ruling coalition -- says he walked off without paying because three supermarket employees had “treated (him) like air” and continued chatting.

March 9, 2016
March 9, 2016

Slovenia, Croatia ban transit of migrants as crisis spirals

Slovenia and neighbouring Croatia will refuse the transit of most migrants through their territory in a bid to seal off the Balkan route used by hundreds of thousands of people seeking a new life in Europe, officials say.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

4 UK bird species including puffins 'face extinction'

Puffins are among four UK bird species now at risk of extinction, according to the latest revision of a global conservation database.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

Migrant crisis: Incredible story of 105-yr-old Afghan refugee

The migrants taking refuge in Europe have extraordinary stories to tell. One of the most fascinating is the tale of 105 year old Bibihal Uzbeki, who traveled 20 days to reach Croatia from Afghanistan — mostly on foot.

October 20, 2015
October 20, 2015

Migrant crisis: Slovenia eases border restrictions

Slovenia says it has allowed most of the 5,000 people who were stranded in wet and muddy conditions on its border with Croatia in the country.

October 19, 2015
October 19, 2015

Migrant crisis: Thousands stranded at Balkan borders

Thousands of migrants are stranded at borders in the Balkans, in cold and wet conditions, as their path to western Europe is blocked.

September 23, 2015
September 23, 2015

Migrant crisis: EU splits exposed as summit looms

Splits within the EU on the relocation of 120,000 migrants are further exposed as leaders gather for an emergency meeting in Brussels.

September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015

Kerry says US ready to take more refugees

The United States will increase the number of refugees it takes in by 15,000 over each of the next two years, bringing the total to 100,000 by 2017, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

September 19, 2015
September 19, 2015

Migrant crisis: New routes sought amid impasse in Balkans

Migrants stranded in Croatia are making renewed efforts to head north despite moves by Slovenia and Hungary to hold them back.

July 15, 2015
July 15, 2015

North Korea allows 'first foreign band to perform'

Controversial Slovenian pop group Laibach will be the first foreign band to perform in North Korea, director Morten Traavik has told the BBC.