Border dispute

STA: Croatia and Slovenia have received EC's list of border arbiters

16.01.2012 u 18:27


The European Commission has already unofficially sent to Croatia and Slovenia a list of potential arbiters to decide on the two countries' border dispute, from which they are expected to choose the chair of the arbitral tribunal and two judges, the Slovenian news agency STA said on Monday.

Ahead of a meeting between Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor and leaders of political parties on Tuesday, to address, among other topics, arbitration in the Croatian-Slovenian border dispute, the STA said that several sources confirmed to it that the EC had already informed the two countries about its list of potential arbiters.

The two countries expected to be given the said list right after the signing of Croatia's EU Accession Treaty on December 9. That issue and the arbitration procedure were also discussed by the two countries' foreign ministers and European Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele in Brussels last Tuesday.

Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister Vesna Pusic and her Slovenian counterpart Samuel Zbogar confirmed at the time that they expected to receive the EC's list of candidates for arbiters in the second half of January.