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Govt Confirms Veto on Croatia's Accession Talks

Ljubljana/Brussels, 18 December - The government has confirmed it would pull the brakes on Croatia's EU accession due to reservations related to the disputed border. Slovenia is protecting its national interests and preventing problems from piling up and possibly leading to a referendum on Croatia's EU entry, Prime Minister Borut Pahor said Thursday.

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) speaks to the press after a government session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) and Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar (right) explain why Slovenia is going to block Croatia's EU membership talks.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor explains after the cabinet session why Slovenia is going to block Croatia's EU membership talks.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor explains why Slovenia is going to block Croatia's EU membership talks.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Foreign Minister Dimitrij Zbogar (pictured) shows a map that Croatia submitted as part of its EU membership talks. Slovenia believes this and other maps could prejudge the border with Croatia.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor speaks to the press after a government session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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