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Weekly Review of Events in Slovenia From February 18 to 25

Ljubljana, 1 March - Slovenian National Assembly interrupted its February session after three days. The session will continue on Monday. So far, the deputies have discussed nearly half of the points on the agenda. Talks on the unification of Slovenian centre parties (LDS, DS, the Socialist Party of Slovenia, The Greens Of Slovenia - Ecological Social Party) and right-of-centre parties (SKD, SLS, SDSS) continued. Prime Minister Drnovšek visited the Republic of South Africa, where he met President F. W. de Klerk. Slovenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lojze Peterle met his Italian counterpart Beniamino Andreatta in Bologna. The meeting took place before the NATO ultimatum to Bosnian Serbs expired. The ultimatum did not end with an attack on Serbian heavy artillery positions, in spite of the fact that Bosnian Serbs did not remove all of their heavy artillery from the area around Sarajevo. A Croatian fishing boat entered the Bay of Piran and was stopped by Slovenian Police. Slovenian skier Alenka Dovžan came third in the combined at the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer. This is the first Olympic medal Slovenia has won since becoming an independent state.

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