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Weekly review of events in Slovenia from December 11 to 17

Ljubljana, 18 December - REVIEW/WEEKLY
ast week's most important events in Slovenian public life took place in the capital, where the results of the Russian elections and the victory of the ultra Right were observed with great interest, as were the negotiations to conclude the GATT Uruguay Round. Slovenia's top politicians have been off on official visits: President Milan Kučan was in Tirana at the end of last week, Prime Minister Janez Drnovšek went to Vienna and the Vatican, and Foreign Minister Lojze Peterle visited Madrid. Parliamentary bodies harmonised their positions for this year's final session of the Parliament. The almost forgotten "weapons affair" was back in the centre of attention when the Maribor public prosecutor's office stated that there had been no criminal act involved. Dolina pod Poncami confired its reputation in the sporting world with Planica opening the doors to this season's ski-jump world cup. Last week political parties and movements of the centre close to the Liberal Democrats were discussing the struggle against national intolerance, thereby becoming a new target for the Slovenian Right.

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