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PM Drnovsek: NATO Referendum Wouldn't Make Sense Prior to Invitation

Ljubljana, 22 May - The government maintains it would be not make sense to hold an early referendum on Slovenia's NATO membership, Slovene Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek told a parliamentary session debating a proposal to hold a referendum on NATO on Wednesday afternoon. Drnovsek thought that there would be enough arguments enabling a responsible decision on this matter only after the country receives a membership invitation. He was convinced that "we will secure firm and sufficient public support for this decision in an intensive debate in the upcoming months".

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