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The Fifth Anniversary of Slovenian’s Accession to the EU

On 1 May 2004, Slovenia became a member of the European Union, which presented the realisation of one of Slovenia’s key strategic objectives. 89.64% voted in favour of EU membership in a referendum on 23 March 2003. Many years of negotiations were needed to reach an agreement on the conditions of accession and for harmonisation of Slovenian legislation with the acquis.