Social Democratic Party of Slovenia and SLS+SKD Slovenian People's Party form a coalition government led by Andrej Bajuk, after the third Drnovšek’s cabinet was toppled following a constructive no-confidence vote on 8 April (the government term ends on 30 November 2000).
At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, rowers Iztok Čop and Luka Špik win the first ever gold for the independent country in double sculls (photo: Uroš Hočevar/Salomon 2000, source: Government Communication Office), and shooter Rajmond Debevec wins gold in rifle three-position.
Slovenian extreme skier Davo Karničar skies non-stop down the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest (8850m). He becomes the first man ever to accomplish such a feat.
The third parliamentary elections since Slovenia's independence are won by the Liberal Democracy of Slovenia, which received 36,26 percent of the vote, while The Social Democratic Party of Slovenia attracts 15.8 % of the preliminary vote, the United List of Social Democrats of Slovenia 12.08 %, Slovenian People's Party 9,54%, the New Slovenia - Christian People's Party 8,66%, the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia 5,17%, the Slovenian National Party 4,39% and the Youth Party of Slovenia 4,34%.
Janez Drnovšek forms his fourth government composed of Liberal Democracy of Slovenia, United list of Social Democrats, Slovenian People's Party and Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia (the government term ends on 19 December 2000).