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Yearbook 2017

Slovenia. In January, the Slovenian Parliament passed a law that allows the border with Croatia to be closed, in order to stop migrants from entering the country. Neighboring countries Hungary and Austria also have similar laws.

2017 Slovenia

According to, the Slovenian men's national basketball team became the European champion for the first time in September. When the team returned home from the final against Serbia in Istanbul, Turkey, they received tributes from tens of thousands of Ljubljanabor.

In November, Slovenian incumbent Borut Pahor won the second round of the presidential election. 54-year-old Pahor won with 53% of the vote against challenger Marjan Šarec, who got 47%. Pahor has become known as the "king of Instagram" because of his frequent use of social media on the internet.

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