Weekly Review of Events Involving Slovenia from 12 to 18 July

Ljubljana, 19 July - Sunday saw top officials of all coalition parties gather for a summit discussing the coalition's priorities until the end of the present term. PM Anton Rop presented a programme facilitating the country's accession to the EU, which received the go-ahead of all partners. On Wednesday, the European Commission criticised Slovenia, togehter will all the other acceding countries, for being poorly prepared for drawing money from EU's structural and cohesion funds. Meanwhile, SLS leader seemed to come under fire this week as several party members, according to news reports, asked him to resign for his inability to head both the party and the agriculture ministry. However, Franci But said he would not step down. Before beginning summer recess, parliament adopted an umbrella act to alleviate the damage caused by natural disasters and called a referendum on shops opening hours.

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