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Slovenia Objects to EU Enlargement Calculations

Brussels, 13 September - Slovenia and nine other states to become EU members in 2004 alerted the European Commission on Friday about the defects in its first concrete enlargement calculations, serving as the basis for the final EU accession negotiations. According to the Slovenian Finance Ministry, the main problem is in the methodology of the calculations, namely the increase of pressure on national budgets and budget deficits. Actual figures were not discussed, because today's talks were not negotiations, but merely an explanation of the methodology, said Mojmir Mrak of the Finance Ministry.

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