Weekly Review of Events Involving Slovenia, 16-22 June
Ljubljana, 23 June - A new scandal involving the Slovenian Security and Intelligence Agency sent shockwaves across the border as a paper reported that back in 2004 SOVA was eavesdropping on the then opposition leader Janez Jansa and Croatian Prime Minister Ivo Sanader. The government task force probing into SOVA drew up the fourth interim report, but unlike the previous ones this remains classified. While the central bank eventually got a new boss, the Court of Audits said the 2005 sale of a state stake in retailer Mercator was ineffective. SocDem leader Borut Pahor made known the long-awaited decision as he said he would not stand for president.
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