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Parliament Debate Shows Support for Kosovo Independence

Ljubljana, 5 March - The majority of deputy groups announced their support to the government proposal to recognise Kosovo's independence, as an extraordinary session of parliament got underway on Wednesday. The vote on the proposal, which needs a simple majority to be passed, is scheduled for the evening.

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Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana, univerza.
Izredna seja senata Univerze v Ljubljani.
Rektorica univerze Andreja Kocijančič.
Foto: Stanko Gruden/STA

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Parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Coalition New Slovenia (NSi) MP Anton Kokalj at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Ruling Slovenian Democrats (SDS) MP Jozef Jerovsek at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Ruling Slovenian Democrats (SDS) MP Jozef Jerovsek at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Opposition National Party (SNS) MP Zmago Jelincic (left) at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Ruling Slovenian Democrats (SDS) MP Jozef Jerovsek at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

Ljubljana
Parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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Opposition Social Democrats (SD) deputy Majda Potrata (left) and opposition Liberal Democrats (LDS) MP Rudolf Moge at the parliament's extraordinary session on the recognition of Kosovo independence.
Photo: Domen Groegl/STA

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