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Legal order is the entirety of legal rules and principles that are in force in a certain state and legal community, and legal relationships in which legal subjects mostly exercise these rules and principles. The Slovenian legal system belongs to the continental legal group of which it is typical that legal rules are formed by state authorities and not primarily by the courts as it is the case of the Anglo-Saxon legal group. The decision to join the European Union significantly influenced the Slovenian legal order ever since Slovenia had begun gradually harmonising its legislation with the EU law during the preparation to become a full member of the European Union. To use legal acts and decisions of the European Union in compliance with legal arrangements of the European Union, the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia had to be amended, and new Article 3a was added to this end.