Weekly Review of Events in Slovenia from April 15 to 22
Ljubljana, 23 April - REVIEW/SLOVENIA/WEEKLY
One of the major events in Slovenian domestic affairs was the President Milan Kučan's speech in Parliament (April 20). Kučan denied allegations that he was involved in the "Smolnikar Affair", called for political dialogue and respect for constitutionality, legality and human rights. Parliament concluded its so-called March session. A number of foreign diplomats visited Ljubljana, while the Slovenian foreign minister departed for Lisbon to resolve problems over visa regulations. Some of the most important events were the first visit of a Slovenian governmental and business delegation to Sarajevo, which is currently being visited by business people from all over the world, despite the fact that the war is still going on. Slovenian ministers visited a number of Eastern European countries, stopping at Sofia, Bucharest and St Petersburg. Pensions are up by 3.6 percent on March. Slovenian foreign currency reserves amounted to US$ 1,787.8 million in February.
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