Slovenia. From the turn of the year, Slovenia became the 13th country to join the EU’s monetary union EMU. According to CountryAAH, Ljubljana is the capital city of Slovenia. The switch from the old currency tolls to the euro went painlessly, although some consumers complained about price increases.
In the autumn, the Slovenians elected a new president. The incumbent President Janez Drnovšek did not stand for re-election. In the first round, the Conservative former prime minister Lojze Peterle won, but in the second, crucial round of elections in November, left candidate Danilo Türk won with almost 70 percent of the vote. For the bourgeois government, it was something of a defeat that the voters appointed a new left president. The President has a largely symbolic role in Slovenia but has some authority in defense and foreign affairs.
In November 2013, the government survived a 50-to-31 vote of no confidence in the background. The poor economy was among the country’s banks that threatened to force the country to seek an EU crisis package.
Liberal PS founder and corruption convicted Zoran Janković was re-elected as party chairman in April 2014. As a result, Prime Minister Bratušek 3 days later resigned from the party and took 10 other members of the party with him. On May 29, she formed the new party Alenka Bratušek Alliance (Zavezništvo Alenke Bratušek, ZAB). Already on May 5, however, she handed in her government’s resignation petition, triggering new elections.
The July 2014 parliamentary elections became a massacre for the PS, losing all 28 seats it had won in the previous election. However, the new Liberal Party ZAB only came in with 4 seats. In contrast, the newly formed Liberal Party Miko Carar’s Party (Stranka Mira Cerarja, SMC) was elected with 36 seats (out of Parliament’s 90), thus becoming the largest in Parliament. The Socialist SDS went back 5 seats and gained 21. Another new party, the United Left (Združena Levica, ZL) was given 6 seats. It was formed in March 2014 in the wake of the protest wave the year before.
Also in July, the country’s chamber of commerce warned against further EU sanctions against Russia in connection with the conflict in Ukraine.
In September 2014, SMC’s Miro Cerar formed a coalition government between SMC, the retirement party DeSUS and the Social Democracy SD. The government consisted of 9 men and 7 women.
In October, authorities asked journalist Anuška Delić from the Delo newspaperbefore the court, accused of having disclosed secretly stamped information. In December 2011, she published a number of articles in the newspaper about the neo-Nazi group Blood & Honor and its activities. Among other things. she was able to reveal links between the group and the large bourgeois party Slovenska Demokratska Stranka (SDS). The criminal case against Delić had been brought at the request of the intelligence service (Slovenska obveš evalno-varnostna Agencija, SOVA), from which the information was apparently leaked. The penalty was 3 years in prison. The International Journalists’ Association and human rights organizations objected to the political case. In April 2015, authorities filed the case against Delić. However, three journalists were still charged with similar “threats to state security”. In July, the Criminal Code was amended.
Slovenia weather in March, April and May
According to Bridgat.com, average daily temperatures between 10 ° C and 20 ° C can be expected over the next three months. In Ljubljana, it gets warmest in May, while March is noticeably cooler.
The expected rainfall is around 8 days in March, around 10 days in April and around 12 days in May.
In the period from March to May , the sun shines on average between 4 and 7 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Ljubljana is in May, but with less sun you have to make do with March.