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Weekly Review of Events Involving Slovenia from 7 to 13 September

Ljubljana, 14 September - Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek last week met with his Croatian counterpart Ivica Racan in an effort to calm down the situation in the Piran Bay, which has become a hot-spot for incidents because of the undetermined state border. Later in the week, Drnovsek left for his first official visit to Russia, where he signed a declaration on friendly relations and co-operation with his Russian colleague Mikhail Kasyanov and met Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. Slovenian President Milan Kucan in New York attended the opening of the 57th UN General Assembly and attended the ceremonies remembering the victims of 11 September attacks, which were marked in Slovenia as well. Meanwhile, news came from Brussels that Slovenia might become net contributor to the common EU budget immediately upon accession, which however did not surprise officials in Ljubljana, who find the calculations insufficient.

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