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Prospects of Cooperation "Shattered", SDS's Move Seen as Blackmail

Ljubljana, 30 January - Prime Minister Borut Pahor said on Friday that the obstruction of the ratification of Albania's and Croatia's NATO accession protocols by the opposition Slovenian Democrats (SDS) has shattered the prospects of a bipartisan partnership. All coalition partners labelled the SDS's move as unprecedented blackmail.

Ljubljana
Liberal Democrats (LDS) deputy Borut Sajovic comments on the obstruction of the vote on Albania's and Croatia's NATO accession protocols by the opposition Slovenian Democrats.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Head of coalition Zares party Gregor Golobic (left) and Zares MP Ivo Vajgl comment on the obstruction of the vote on Albania's and Croatia's NATO accession protocols by the opposition Slovenian Democrats.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor speaks to the press after the cabinet's session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Liberal Democrats (LDS) deputy Borut Sajovic comments on the obstruction of the vote on Albania's and Croatia's NATO accession protocols by the opposition Slovenian Democrats.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Liberal Democrats (LDS) deputy Borut Sajovic comments on the obstruction of the vote on Albania's and Croatia's NATO accession protocols by the opposition Slovenian Democrats.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Liberal Democrats (LDS) deputy Borut Sajovic comments on the obstruction of the vote on Albania's and Croatia's NATO accession protocols by the opposition Slovenian Democrats.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Head of coalition Zares party Gregor Golobic (left) and Zares MP Ivo Vajgl comment on the obstruction of the vote on Albania's and Croatia's NATO accession protocols by the opposition Slovenian Democrats.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Head of coalition Zares party Gregor Golobic (left) and Zares MP Ivo Vajgl comment on the obstruction of the vote on Albania's and Croatia's NATO accession protocols by the opposition Slovenian Democrats.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor speaks to the press after the cabinet's session.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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