|Last updated: 01-Apr-2004 12:43||7 Invitees - Slovenia|
Focus series on the 7 countries invited to join NATO:
Slovenia in NATO
The democratically-expressed political will for Slovenia to join NATO is first clearly expressed in the supplements to the Resolution on the Starting-Points for a National Security Plan, adopted in Slovenia's National Assembly in January 1994.
Looking to NATO membership
"In spite of all the changes NATO has gone through in the past decade and a half, the Alliance is still predominantly a collective defense organization. By joining NATO Slovenia is providing for its defense and security in the most appropriate way. The days of expensive, overstretched national defense are over," said Ambassador Šinkovec, Head of the Mission of the Slovenia to NATO, in a video intervieew for the NATO Web site.
Slovenia at a glance
The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe where the Alps and the Mediterranean meet the Pannonian plains and the mysterious Karst. Slovenia has a population of 2 million and its capital city is Ljubljana.