Two decades after gaining independence from Yugoslavia, an act that the Slovene economy has never recovered from, the country is facing an economic implosion. PM Janez Jansa (a political dissident in the late 1980s) has called on protesters in Maribor and Ljubljana to call a halt to the protests planned for 2 December which coincides with the Presidential Election run-off. More than 8,000 are expected to hit the streets of Ljubljana alone this weekend. Violence has already been reported on the streets. Slovenia has seen unemployment rocket in particularly amongst its youth. Its banks are heavily in debt. The older generation remember the Tito era with fondness. Independence from Belgrade in late 1991 was greeted near universally from many Slovenes and the political class promised new found freedom and prosperity. Twenty years on and many Slovenes are wondering if they were better off in Yugoslavia.
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