Weekly Review of Events Involving Slovenia from 19 to 25 May

Ljubljana, 26 May - The past week was marked by intense activities in Slovenia's foreign affairs, which culminated in Vienna on Friday, where a framework succession agreement to the assets of former Yugoslavia was finally reached by Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Yugoslavia and Macedonia. The Slovene Constitutional Court has reported its ruling that the Slovene-Croatian border agreement is not incompatible with the Slovene constitution, while a foreign affairs act was passed in the Slovene Parliament.

Distinguished foreign officials paid a number of visits to the Slovene political and business elite. Slovakia's President Rudolf Schuster, Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and his Czech counterpart Milos Zeman were on official visits to Slovenia. Ljubljana was also visited by Dutch Foreign Minister Jozias van Aartsen on Monday.

Slovene officials were also busy travelling abroad, with Speaker of Parliament Borut Pahor meeting NATO Secretary General George Robertson in Brussels and Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel attending a ministerial meeting of the Luxembourg group of candidate countries in Prague.

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