Review of Events Involving Slovenia in the Week from 3 through 9 June

Ljubljana, 10 June - Last week Slovenia got its fifth government since independence. The government proposed by centre-right parties was elected in a second round of voting with the help of the votes of two independent legislators, Eda-Okretic Salmic and Polona Dobrajc. Just before the decisive voting the Supreme Court handed down the ruling in which it dismissed the suit against the results of the first round of voting filed by Prime Minister Bajuk and his ministers. The newly appointed Defence Minister Janez Jansa paid his first visit abroad to attend a session of the Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) in Brussels.

Slovene President Milan Kucan received a letter from the president of the European Parliament, who passed on the feelings of "surprise and disappointment" shared by several members of the European Parliament over some statements in Kican's address to the Parliament in Strassbourg.

Accompanied by Dimitrij Rupel, who was still in the capacity of foreign minister, Kucan visited Zagreb a few days before Croatia recalled its ambassador to Slovenia. The president of the upper house of the Croatian parliament, Katica Ivanisevic, in turn visited Slovenia, which last week hosted a meeting of the foreign ministers of the six front-runners in the EU enlargement process.

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