Review of Slovenia's Economy from 25 to 31 January

Ljubljana, 2 February - The Slovenian government has received from Croatia the last request before arbitration to settle issues related to the jointly-owned N-plant in Krsko (NEK). Croatia is asking for US$ 717.5m plus interests since 1998 for its stake in NEK. The total amount comes up to US$ 900m so far. Another Slovenian-Croatian story which seemed well on the way to be resolved, the sale of hotel resort Suncani Hvar (Sunny Hvar) to Slovenia's Terme Catez, has become stalled once again, as the Croatian cabinet postponed the final decision; the coalition People's Party demands that the purchase contract be annulled. 25 January was by no means sunny in Slovenia, as an Internet worm attack virtually shut down Internet traffic in the country.

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