Minister Bandelj's Address to U.N. General Assembly Session on Drugs
New York, 9 June - "The problem of drug abuse is a global problem. No country, regardless of its size, is exempt. For a long time, Slovenia has only been a transit country on the so-called "Balkan route" of heroin smuggling into Western Europe, but it is becoming more and more an intersection for the smuggling of cocaine, hashish, and other drugs due to its crucial geopolitical position between the East and West, North and South of Europe. The number of drug users and addicts in Slovenia has been increasing," Slovenia's Interior Minister Mirko Bandelj said in his address at a U.N. General Assembly special session on illegal drugs. The session has been under way since Monday at the UN headquarters in New York.
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