Ljubljana, 3 October - Following the plebiscite on 23 December 1990, when the population of the Republic of Slovenia decided upon the independence and sovereignty of Slovenia, and following the actual declaration of the independence and sovereignty of Slovenia on 26 June 1991, events took their own course. After the Yugoslav army attempted to occupy Slovenia and due to the unwillingness for political dialogue between the federation and the republic, which Slovenian efforts for a peaceful and assenting exit from Yugoslavia encountered already before the declaration, Europe intervened in the turn of events. The Brioni declaration did freeze the independence processes of Slovenia, yet at the same time acknowledged Slovenia as a negotiating subject also on an international level.

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