Review of Slovenia's Economy from 7 to 13 December

Ljubljana, 15 December - Apart from the conclusion of the EU accession talks, which Slovenia's economists welcomed with moderate optimism, the week was marked, yet again, by a temporary closure of some milk-collecting units due to the discovery of a banned antibiotic Chloramphenicol in milk. Repeated analyses of the milk from 171 milk collecting routes around the country at the end of November showed renewed presence of Chloramphenicol in several samples. Slovenia's Veterinary Administration disclosed these results to the dairies which decided not to accept milk from the contaminated routes. The country is also likely to see plenty of referenda in the upcoming year, as a preliminary referendum on the act regulating the return of investments into the public telecommunications network was given a green light by the Parliament.

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