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Weekly Review of Events Involving Slovenia from 27 October to 2 November

Ljubljana, 3 November - Yugoslav Foreign Minister Goran Svilanovic paid his second official visit to Slovenia, as part of which he officially opened the Yugoslav Embassy in Ljubljana and signed three bilateral agreements with his Slovene counterpart Dimitrij Rupel. However, the expected signing of an air traffic agreement did not go ahead, as the two national carriers failed to agree on how to share air routes. Touching on another issue grabbing headlines of late, that of post-WWII mass murders, Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek said that, on the occassion of All Saints' Day, Slovenes should "reexamine our past, with all its dark and tragic sides". Moreover, the U.S. State Department's announcement that it would carry out a routine check of the implementation of the Visa Waiver Programme in Slovenia, raised speculations about the future of the Slovene citizens' rights to travel to the U.S. without a visa in the Slovene media this week.

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