Weekly Review of Events from December 31 to January 7

Ljubljana, 8 January - During the holidays, Slovenian parliamentary parties engaged in intensive discussions on the forms of future cooperation. In the first week of 1994 the Parliament was in recess, while Slovenian public turned its attention to the imminent meeting of top NATO officials, to be held in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday. They will discuss the future security in Europe, an issue of a vital importance to Slovenia. Foreign minister Lojze Peterle addressed a letter to NATO explaining Slovenian standpoints, while US President Bill Clinton announced a visit to Slovenia by Madeleine Albright, his special representative and US ambassador to the UN. A number of traffic accidents, some involving casualties, overshadowed the New Year festivities. In addition, numerous injuries and fires were caused by firecrackers. Several hundred foreign tourists spent the New Year's Eve in the casino in Tolmin. Thus, the management of the casino violated the ruling of the Ministry of Finance according to which the casino should have closed its doors

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