Weekly Review of Events in Slovenia from October 30 to

November 6

Ljubljana, 9 November - After an eventful previous week marked by the marathon session of the National Assembly and a dispute with Croatia over refugees in Istria, last week began rather quietly with a celebration of All Saints' Day. Politicians caught their breath in anticipation of the difficult days to come, when most attention was on economic matters. The major home events over the weekend took place in Maribor: the eyes of the arts-going public were turned towards the largest theatre festival in Slovenia, "Borštnik Meeting", while the whole country followed the rehabilitation of General Rudolf Maister and "his" fight for the northern border in 1918. Diplomats were busy in Western Europe: in Liechtenstein, where talks with EFTA representatives were held, in the Strasbourg-based Council of Europe, in Paris (UNESCO) and in Rome (FAO). Several important foreign guests arrived in Ljubljana, and still more announced future visits. There was no National Assembly session last week, but its committees and commissions were preparing for the demanding new session which will start next week. There was nothing new in relations with Croatia: the Croatian ambassador was prompt in presenting President Franjo Tudjman's peace initiatives, but Croatia has still not settled its debt with the Krško nuclear power station.

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