Slovenia "blackmailing" Croatia
LJUBLJANA -- Croatia is jeopardizing Slovenian national interests and should meet its conditions first before Slovenia approves further EU integration, says Slovenia's PM.
Speaking to European Parliamentary Speaker Hans Gert Poettering about Croatia’s EU integration, Borut Pahor said that time was running out for Croatia, and that Slovenia had submitted a proposal to the French EU Presidency to resolve the issue of continuing talks with Croatia, but that Zagreb now had to make its position clear, Slovenian media report.
“Slovenia supports Croatian EU entry, but also has to safeguard its own national interests. They are compromised by the fact that Croatia has sent the European Commission documents that someone could interpret as prejudicing the issue of borders between the countries, both at land and sea,“ said Pahor, adding that Slovenia had submitted an initiative to the French Presidency on resolving the issue, whereby it would be manifestly clear to Croatia, the EC and the Council of Europe and to all others that the documents submitted by Croatia did not prejudice the issue.
“Should that condition be met, Slovenia will look into the possibility of opening certain talks and closing others,“ said the prime minister, adding that if Croatia could not accept that condition, then Slovenia would not be able to accept the adoption of a decision on opening and closing certain divisive issues in the accession talks between Croatia and the EU.
December 3, 2008 | 12:46 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
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SARAJEVO -- Serbs and Croats have been withdrawing their children from Sarajevo nurseries, after Islamic religion instruction was introduced there.
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BUCHAREST -- Tough coalition talks to form a new government are expected in Romania after Sunday's inconclusive elections.
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SARAJEVO -- Milo Đukanović stated that "as a good neighbor," Montenegro is ready to help Bosnia-Herzegovina on its path toward EU, Beta reports.
December 2, 2008 | 17:05 | Source: Beta | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- Sonja Karadžić-Jovićević says that continuing pressure on her family is an extension of the broader pressure being exerted on the Republic of Srpska (RS).
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TIRANA -- Italy and Albania have signed agreements worth an estimated EUR 2bn, boosting power supplies to both and marking a revival of cooperation between the countries.
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BUCHAREST -- Romania's opposition Liberal Democrats and Social Democrats are running neck-and-neck in general elections, partial results show.
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BUCHAREST -- Hamstrung by political stalemate and buffeted by the world financial crisis, Romania votes this weekend in an election seen as too close to call.
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PODGORICA -- EU Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn said yesterday that corruption and organized crime were the main obstacles on Montenegro’s EU path.
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ZAGREB -- Croatia will assume the one-month presidency over the UN Security Council in New York on Monday.
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