Review of Slovenia's Economy from 7 to 13 July

Ljubljana, 15 July - The Slovene government made it first big step toward the formation of the first ever multi-year budget for the years 2002 and 2003 by adopting a budget memorandum, macro-fiscal scenario and budgetary outlines for the period 2002-2005 at this week's session. The documents in question are said to be savings orientated. Not so savings orientated was the mood of Slovenia's largest beer seller, brewery Pivovarna Lasko, who bought almost 25 percent of shares in rival Slovene brewery Pivovarna Union and announced that it has increased its bid offer for the purchase of a 54-percent stake in the local brewery in the Bosnian city of Banja Luka.

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