Weekly Review of events in Slovenia from 17 to 23 December
Ljubljana, 23 December - Christmas is Slovenia will be white this year. Namely, on Tuesday, everywhere started snowing. On Sunday, 18 December, mayors in 89 Slovene municipalities (nearly two thirds of all Slovene municipalities) were elected in the second round of the local elections. Two candidates who got most votes in the first round ran in the second round. Parliament finished its last session this year; state institutions and companies summarized their activities in 1994 and presented their plans for 1995. Slovenia is still without the foreign minister, although this topic was in the limelight of all papers and electronic media. Newly elected mayors held their first meeting, while some 450,000 Slovene pensioners got their Christmas present: 4.3 per cent rise of pensions. At the end of October, Slovenia had USD 2.592 billion of foreign exchange reserves; Slovene foreign debt was USD 2.07 billion. Minister of Economic Relations and Development Davorin Kračun announced that in 1994 the economy growth in Slovenia was 5 per cent.
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