December 14, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Former Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa was released from prison Friday until the country's highest court rules on the appeal of his corruption conviction. Jansa was convicted of corruption for soliciting bribes while signing a defense contract with the Finnish company Patria for a supply of ...[read more]
April 28, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A Slovenian appeals court on Monday upheld the conviction and two-year sentence of former prime minister Janez Jansa. Jansa was convicted of corruption in June along with two others for soliciting bribes while signing a defense contract with the Finnish company Patria for a supply of armored ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A district court in Ljubljana on Wednesday convicted former Slovenia prime minister Janez Jansa of corruption and sentenced him to two years in prison. The trial began in September 2011, with Jasna and two others accused of soliciting bribes while signing a defense contract with the Finnish ...[read more]
April 29, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Ann Eisenberg, Cornell University Law School Class of 2012, is an Articles and Symposium Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal. She questions whether EU membership is the best decision for Croatia given the current debt crisis...By the time Croatia joins the EU on ...[read more]
March 26, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
Slovenians voted in a national referendum on Sunday against amendments to the country's family law that would have increased the rights granted to same-sex couples. The proposed Family Code passed the Slovenian Parliament last year under former prime minister Borut Pahor and would have given ...[read more]
June 5, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 5, 2006, Serbia was declared a sovereign nation. This proclamation of independence by the Serbian parliament came two days after the parliament of Montenegro pronounced its own independence from the former state union between the two countries. Montenegro's independence followed a narrowly ...[read more]
May 19, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The European Commission (EC) threatened on Thursday to send 10 member states to the European Court of Justice if they do not fully implement the Third Capital Requirements Directive 2010/76/EU. The deadline for implementation was January 1, but Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain ...[read more]
March 16, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday released a report documenting discrimination and human rights violations against Roma migrants in Slovenia and urging the Slovenian government to protect Roma communities. The report reveals that Roma communities are being denied access to housing, water and ...[read more]
July 8, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On July 8, 1997, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) invited the former communist nations of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to join the alliance. This was the first invitation of former communist nations to join NATO since the end of the Cold War. The three countries would later ...[read more]
April 16, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 16, 2003, the 2003 Treaty of Accession was signed by 10 countries, admitting them for European Union (EU) ascension. After Malta and Cyprus, eight of the ten new EU nations (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania) were former communist ...[read more]

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