Slovenia is a country located in Europe. According to AbbreviationFinder, SI is the two-letter ISO code of Slovenia, and SVN is the three-letter country abbreviation for Slovenia.
Slovenia. According to Countryaah, the national day of Slovenia is December 26. Slovenia held the position of the most successful of the former Yugoslav republics in terms of economy, democracy and human rights. During the year, Slovenia approached both cooperation with NATO and EU membership. The country was among the six former eastern states that the European Commission had declared is closest to membership. However, the Commission pointed to the need for more investment in the environment, employment and social issues, as well as the need to continue administrative reform work.
Slovenia expressed a desire for close cooperation with Sweden in the Security Council. The Slovenian-Swedish trade exchange has increased steadily since Slovenia broke out of Yugoslavia in 1991 and amounted to $ 180 million during the year.
President Kučan was already re-elected in the first round with 56% of the vote. He was formerly a Communist but this time stood as an independent candidate.
In January 1997 Parliament officially re-elected Janez Drnovsek as Prime Minister by 46 votes to 44. Former Communist Milan Kucan was re-elected President in November of that year with 55.6% of the vote, while his counterpart, Janez Pidobnik, got 18.4%.
In early 1998, Slovenia’s economy was considered by most European countries to be one of the most suitable for integration into the EU, in contrast to far poorer countries such as the EU. Romania. Nevertheless, a report from the European Commission in November 98 stated that the country had slowed down in efforts to gain membership of the EU. This created considerable astonishment in the Slovenian public.
The newly elected Croatian President Stipe Mesic’s visit to Ljubljana in March 2000 strengthened relations between the two former Yugoslav republics, and created cooperation on common issues such as accession to the EU and the marking of the common border.
Architecture. – Particularly lively is the architectural panorama, evidently exposed to the influence of the Austrian design and construction culture, nevertheless full of original researches of great interest that oscillate between the exploration of the legacy of the masters of the recent design history of Slovenia, from Jože Plečnik to to Edvard Ravnikar, and experiments with new international trends. The contemporary scene is full of studies whose work is recognizable and highly appreciated at European level: Sadar + Vuga, of which the sports hall and the football stadium of Stožice in Ljubljana, both completed in 2011, and the successful Centro air traffic control (2013) at Ljubljana airport; OFIS arhitekti; Matija Bevk and Vasa J. Perović, who have distinguished themselves with a series of interesting single-family houses; Enota, who designed the new sports hall (2010) in Podčetrtek. After the promising season which took place between the end of the 20th century. and 2008, the small size of the country and above all the serious crisis in the construction industry led many architects to internationalize their market, sometimes with considerable success: think, for example, of Aleš Prinčič, author of the villa Fabro (2009) in Udine; to the aforementioned Bevk and Perović who, with Davorin Počivašek and Ida Sedušak, are the authors of the experimental TV house in Zagreb (2011); to Peter Gabrijelčič and Viktor Markelj with the daring cable-stayed bridge (2011) over the Sava river in Belgrade; in Aljoša Dekleva, Tina Gregorič, Flavio Coddou and Lea Kavič with the Clifftop house in Kahului (2012) on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Among the most radical and significant renovations is that of the Opera House (2011) in Ljubljana by Jurij Kobe and Marjan Zupanc. Finally, among the most successful examples of cultured and current regionalism, we recall the social center (2008) in Ig, the work of Vanja Gregorc, Aleš Vrhovec, Katarina Pirkmajer and Miha Dešman.