Weekly Review of Events Involving Slovenia from 8 to 14 February
Ljubljana, 15 February - The week was brimming with political action, as FM Dimitrij Rupel upset the public by joining the Vilnius declaration of support to the U.S. in regard to Iraq. Iraq and NATO were most discussed topics this week, as the government on Thursday adopted an official stance on the Iraq crisis, and the parliament started the procedure to change the Constitution so that the upcoming EU and NATO referendums will be legally binding. On the EU scene, the government approved of the EU Accession Treaty it received from the European Commission on Monday. Also a number of Slovenian officials traveled to Brussels during the week, even PM Anton Rop, who met with President of the European Commission Romano Prodi. At the same time, Rop also spoke with NATO Secretary General George Robertson. The PM then returned home to be elected LDS party leader at Friday's congress.
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