Monday, 23 April 2018

Slovenia Wants EU to Mediate in Bank Dispute with Croatia

ZAGREB, April 23, 2018 - The Slovenian government on Monday asked the European Commission to become involved in efforts to settle a Slovenian-Croatian dispute that concerns the so-called untransferred savings deposits of Croatian clients of the Zagreb-based branch of the now defunct Slovenian bank Ljubljanska Banka, saying in a letter to EC President Jean-Claude Juncker and other senior EC officials that the continuation of legal proceedings before Croatian courts concerning the dispute was contrary to European and international law.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Prominent EU Legal Expert Advises Slovenia Not to Sue Croatia

ZAGREB, April 21, 2018 - The President of the European Union Court of Justice Koen Lenaerts has expressed doubts about the legal path Slovenia has chosen after it sent a letter to the European Commission announcing a lawsuit against Croatia regarding the two countries border arbitration process, stressing that the best solution is for Slovenia and Croatia to present the case to the EU Court of Justice in agreement.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Croatia Sends Response to Slovenian Complaint on Border Arbitration Implementation

ZAGREB, April 18, 2018 - Croatia has sent a written response to the European Commission following a complaint by Slovenia that it is in breach of EU law because it does not recognise the border arbitration ruling, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić said in an interview with the HRT public broadcaster on Tuesday evening. "We have had until today to send our response and we have done so. I think we presented valid arguments in response to their letter," she said.

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Slovenia Compensates "Victims" of Border Arbitration Ruling

ZAGREB, April 18, 2018 - The Slovenian government on Thursday will make the first compensation payments to its citizens who live in Croatia in border areas which Slovenia considered contentious before the arbitration ruling and who wish to resettle in Slovenia under favourable conditions they were promised by Prime Minister Miro Cerar.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Slovenia Not Ready to Discuss Disputed Border with Croatia

ZAGREB, April 17, 2018 - Slovenian Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec on Tuesday commented on the Croatian government decision to respond to Slovenia's complaint to the European Commission regarding non-compliance with the arbitration ruling on the Croatia-Slovenia border dispute.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Croatia to Respond to Slovenia's Complaint on Border Dispute

ZAGREB, April 11, 2018 - Croatia will send by April 17 its response to Slovenia's letter to the European Commission in which it proposed that a suit be filed against Croatia for non-compliance with the arbitration ruling on the border dispute, after which it will orally present its stance to the European Commission on May 2, the Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MVEP) told Hina on Wednesday.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Slovenia Asks EU to Mediate in Another Dispute with Croatia

ZAGREB, April 10, 2018 - The Slovenian government will send a written request to the European Commission asking it to accept the role of a mediator in the dispute between Slovenia and Croatia over transferred savings accounts held by Croatian citizens in the now defunct, Yugoslav-era, Ljubljanska Banka Zagreb, Slovenian media reported on Tuesday referring to a statement by Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec.

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Slovenia Extradites Alleged Major Croatian Drug Smuggler

ZAGREB, April 7, 2018 - Slovenia on Friday extradited to Croatia Stjepan Prnjat, a Croatian national suspected of smuggling cocaine from South America, according to unofficial reports.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Croats in Slovenia Want to be Formally Recognised as Minority

ZAGREB, April 6, 2018 - An umbrella association of Croats who live in Slovenia warned on Friday of their undefined status as a minority and called on the executive and legislative authorities in the country to regulate their constitutional and legal status.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

More Illegal Migrants Crossing from Croatia into Slovenia

ZAGREB, April 5, 2018 - The number of migrants illegally crossing the Slovenian border in the first quarter of 2018 was higher on the year, but the rise was not as dramatic as during the 2015-16 refugee crisis, although the structure of migrants is changing, with more and more applying for asylum in Slovenia after the police find them, Slovenian police said on Thursday.

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