Annual Review of Slovenian Arts and Culture
Ljubljana, 8 December - Slovenia is getting closer not only to the military and economic, but also the cultural Europe. It is formally equal to EU members in phasing money gathered in the programme Culture 2000 where multilateral cultural projects are being created. It is becoming clear that, just like other areas, culture must find its niche in the common European house. Some close-by countries see their opportunity in clean water, good and healthy food and cultural tourism. Could Slovenia do something similar? Even though it does not have that many antique sites, nor pyramids or similar "gold mines"? As a subject, cultural tourism is already on the agenda; the question is whether it should be discarded or examined more closely. The year 2002 was a year of intensified international relations that Andreja Rihter's Ministry of Culture took in several directions. First towards Brussels and the presiding EU countries - Spain and Denmark; also to Great Britain and Ireland; on the ministerial level, it was balanced towards the expansive Russia, the neighbouring Croatia and the close Yugoslavia.
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