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Yearbook 2000

Slovenia. According to COUNTRYAAH, Slovenia underwent a government crisis in the summer when Prime Minister Janez Drnovšek resigned in protest against Parliament opposing his economic reform policy, which aimed to get the country into the EU as soon as possible. Until the general elections in mid-October, Andrej Bajuk was head of government for an expedition minister. The electoral law was changed slightly so that a 4% barrier was introduced in order to prevent small parties from entering Parliament. Drnovšek's party The Liberal Democrats (LDS, Liberalna demokracija Slovenije) went ahead and got 34 seats by Parliament's 90. Two of them are dedicated to the Italian and Hungarian minorities. Drnovšek took a full six weeks to get the effective government he wanted and to get the necessary support in Parliament. In addition to the LDS, the government consisted of three smaller parties.

2000 Slovenia

Slovenia was one of the first candidates for EU membership, but a number of issues still remained to be resolved, including: a small number of border disputes with Croatia.

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