The territory is mostly mountainous with a mainly continental climate, with the exception of the Slovene Littoral that has a sub-Mediterranean climate and the north-western area that has an Alpine climate. Additionally, the Dinaric Alps and the Pannonian Plain meet on the territory of Slovenia. The country, marked by a significant biological diversity, is one of the most water-rich in Europe, with a dense river network, a rich aquifer system, and significant karst underground watercourses. Over half of the territory is covered by forest. The human settlement of Slovenia is dispersed and uneven.
Unlike many of the major European wine regions, Slovenia's viticultural history predates Roman influences and can be traced back to the early Celtic and Illyrian tribes who began cultivating vines for wine production sometime between the 5th and 4th centuries BC. By the Middle Ages, the Christian Church controlled most of the region's wine production through the monasteries. Under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, privately owned wineries had some presence in the region but steady declined following the empire's fall and the beginning of Yugoslavia. By the end of the Second World War, co-operatives controlled nearly all of the region's wine production and quality was very low as the emphasis was on the bulk wine production. The exception was the few small private wineries in the Drava Valley region that were able to continue operation.
The 2004 European election was the sixth election to the European Parliament. However, as Slovenia had only joined the European Union earlier that month, it was the first election European election held in that state. The election took place on June 13.
In this approximately 13,000-person town on the Istrian peninsula, at the point just before Italy dissolves into Slovenia, borders are often imaginary things. Many of the waterfront hamlets of the Istrian peninsula—a piece of land now split among Italy, Slovenia and Croatia—were once Venetian possessions ... .
"Slovenia has become a trusted friend and a trusted ally," Lapid told Logar during a joint press conference in Jerusalem, to mark the signing off a memorandum of understanding on cyber security ... She returned to Europe during World War II to rescues Jews, landing in what is now Slovenia, but was captured and executed by the Nazis. .
Large-scale PV has thus far struggled to gain much development traction in Slovenia, with only a few projects being announced in recent years, due to restrictions on land use ... A similar project is now being constructed by Dravske elektrarne Maribor, a renewable energy producer owned by Slovenia-based power utility Holding slovenske elektrarne (HSE).
Raising meat produces more climate pollution, fouls more drinking water, and requires more land for livestock and ... There has been more land in the Amazon and Cerrado Biomes of Brazil bulldozed for soy plantations than the entire land mass of Israel or Slovenia in just 11 years.
Reflecting the depth of the Japanese team, all four qualified through competition rather than depending on host allocations. Only the U.S ... While Slovenia's Janja Garnbret is favourite to land the women's gold, Japanese duo Akiyo Noguchi and Miho Nonaka are also seen as strong contenders ... HUMID CONDITIONS ... Our Standards ... More from Reuters ....
Reflecting the depth of the Japanese team, all four qualified through competition rather than depending on host allocations. Only the U.S ... While Slovenia’s Janja Garnbret is favourite to land the women’s gold, Japanese duo Akiyo Noguchi and Miho Nonaka are also seen as strong contenders ... HUMID CONDITIONS ... FILEPHOTO. Climbing ... FILE PHOTO ... .
On Day 2 of the NHL Entry Draft, the Kings added three more prospects, enriching their organizational depth and hitting their targets, even if it meant swinging deals to do so ... He moved up twice in the second round and again in the third ... 49, 136) ... Pirelli landed in Slovenia, plying his trade in Jesenice, the hometown of Kings captain Anze Kopitar ... .
When Slovenia’s National Assembly passed legislation in late March that changed the rules for construction along waterside land, the country’s environmentalists were furious ... Slovenia is renowned for its crystal-clear water and lush green forests ... The campaign headquarters in central Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, are sparse.