Review of Events Involving Slovenia from 12 to 18 April
Ljubljana, 19 April - Ten EU acceding countries, including Slovenia, last week signed the Accession Treaty with the EU in Athens, opening the way to the most robust enlargement of the Union. Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel met with his Croatian counterpart Tonino Picula, and the state tried to form its policy on settling the situation in the post-war Iraq, with President Janez Drnovsek's letter to the U.S. President George W. Bush meeting with criticism from Iraq-war opponents. Meanwhile, the final results of the 2002 census showed that the Slovenian population grew by 2.6 percent in 11 years, however not on the account of births but rather on the account of immigration.
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