Weekly Review of Events in Slovenia from March 11 to 18
Ljubljana, 19 March - Last week was marked by events in internal affairs, foreign affairs and sports. A merger congress was held by four centre political parties. The National Assembly held an extraordinary session focusing on Slovenian relations towards the Consortium of Commercial Banks and the Slovenian public debt. The session was held at the proposal of 25 deputies headed by Marjan Podobnik, the leader of the Slovenian People's Party. The National Council held a session at which it decided to begin a procedure for the assessment of the constitutionality of Articles 9, 10 and 15 of the Law on Referendum and Public Initiative. Slovenian president Milan Kučan attended the European Dialogue forum in Bonn at the invitation of Ritta Sssmuth, president of the German Bundestag. Lojze Peterle, Minister of Foreign Affairs, visited New York and Geneva following his visit to Chile. A Slovenian delegation headed by Igor Umek, Minister of Transport and Communications, participated at the second pan-European conference on transport, held in Crete. A NATO delegation visited Slovenia. A two-day conference entitled "Civil-Military Relations in Democracy" was held in Ljubljana and Bled.
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