Weekly Foreign Affairs Review from 31 October through 6 November

The past week was one of the more varied and important periods in Slovenia's foreign politics. While the European Commission issued a fairly critical annual report on Slovenia's' progress towards full membership in the European Union, Premier Janez Drnovsek made a successful visit to the United States with a strong government-economic delegation, meeting with U.S. President Bill Clinton. In Madrid, Drnovsek attended the international forum New Dimensions of Security and held several bilateral meetings with prominent officials, including NATO Secretary General Javier Solana. An outstanding event, mainly for the media, was the visit by Prince of Wales to Slovenia. National Council Speaker Tone Hrovat was on visit in the Czech Republic, while Slovenia hosted a delegation of the Finnish parliament. Slovene representatives attended the founding ceremony of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and a session of the Council of Minister of the Council of Europe.

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