Sreko Ocvirk, mayor of Sevnica. Picture: Alex Duval Smith for the Guardian
Among the incomers who improve the towns industrial basi were Viktor and Amalija Knavs and their daughters Ines and Melanija. Businessman Viktor dealt in autoes or spare parts or both no one seems quite sure. Amalija was a structure cutter at the Jutranjka childrenswear factory and may at some time have gained a promotion to blueprint designer.
They lived in a five-storey block in the Naselje Heroja Maroka area. Later, Melanija and her older sister went to senior high school in Ljubljana, 60 miles back, and their parents constructed themselves a grey villa in the reasonably mounds above the town, far away from the hourly clatter-past of the teach. They still own the house but are rarely there, living instead in New York and facilitating look after Donald and Melanias son, Barron.
The block where Melania formerly lived has been coated in mellowed peach atmospheres. The clambering frame in the playground is Lego dark-green. The splashings of colouring are townscape trademarks of center European countries such as Slovenia that received improvement funds after to intervene in the EU in 2004. Even the school bears no similarity to the one Melania accompanied. With EU stores, it was rebuilt last year, to the harassment of seeing television gangs determined to see her locker.
Trainee nanny Drita Mustafai, 21, knows nothing about Melania Trump, but supposes she can only be a good thing for Sevnica. It is a lovely city which deserves more tourists.
Mustafai helps out at her father-gods ice-cream stand and works in a hotel to promotion pay for her contemplates, and hopes to move to Germany when she graduates, because wages are better.
Among Sevnicas 5,000 -population, unemployment is 10.3% roughly “the member states national” average. Jutranjka, where Amalija Knavs cultivated, exist anymore. Lisca, a lingerie brand named after the neighbourhood mountain, exists, along with a shoe plant and a furniture fellowship. But they apply fewer than 1,000 beings between them. Numerous inhabitants drive more than an hour to the capital Ljubljana to work.
Asked what Donald Trump could do for his wifes residence town, Ocvirk ruled out a skyscraper as unsuited to our natural elegance. Instead, with a sweeping limb push reminiscent of a Trump Tower escalator, he suggested a golfing and angling composite, encompassing from the hills to the Sava river.