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Committee Adopts Document on Croatia to Avoid NATO Referendum

Ljubljana, 16 February - The Foreign Policy Committee on Monday endorsed a decree on the protection of Slovenia's interests in Croatia's accession to NATO. But this has not placated Institute 25 June, a patriotic outfit, which said it would proceed with efforts to call a referendum on Croatia's NATO membership.

Ljubljana
Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar at a session of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee debating a motion by the opposition People's Party (SLS) on Croatia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The head of the Institute 25 June, Marjan Podobnik (right), about to submit to the parliament 2,500 voter signatures necessary to start procedure for a referendum on Croatia's accession to NATO.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The head of the Institute 25 June, Marjan Podobnik (right), about to submit to the parliament 2,500 voter signatures necessary to start procedure for a referendum on Croatia's accession to NATO.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The president's diplomatic affairs adviser, Dusan Snoj, at a session of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee debating a motion by the opposition People's Party (SLS) on Croatia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
A session of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee debating a motion by the opposition People's Party (SLS) on Croatia.
Committee members Jozef Jerovsek (left) and Janez Jansa (opposition Slovenian Democrats.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
The head of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee, Ivo Vajgl (left) and Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar at a session debating a motion by the opposition People's Party (SLS) on Croatia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
A session of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee debating a motion by the opposition People's Party (SLS) on Croatia.
Committee member Jakob Presecnik (SLS).
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
A session of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee debating a motion by the opposition People's Party (SLS) on Croatia.
Committee president Ivo Vajgl (Zares).
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
A session of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee debating a motion by the opposition People's Party (SLS) on Croatia.
Committee president Ivo Vajgl (Zares) and the president's diplomatic affairs adviser, Dusan Snoj.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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