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Parties Reach Deal to Avert Referendum on Croatia

Ljubljana, 18 February - Slovenia looks unlikely to hold a referendum on Croatia's NATO membership, as MPs came into an emergency plenary Wednesday with a bipartisan compromise proposal that is believed to be enough to placate Institute 25 June, a nationalist outfit which has launched referendum proceedings.

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) and Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar attend an urgent session of parliament aimed at adopting a special resolution on Croatia and averting a referendum on its NATO accession.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor ahead of an urgent session of parliament aimed at adopting a special resolution on Croatia and averting a referendum on its NATO accession.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor ahead of an urgent session of parliament aimed at adopting a special resolution on Croatia and averting a referendum on its NATO accession.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Urgent session of parliament, aimed at adopting a special resolution on Croatia and averting a referendum on its NATO accession.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (right) and Jakob Presecnik of the People's Party (SLS) ahead of an
urgent session of parliament aimed at adopting a special resolution on Croatia and averting a referendum on its NATO accession.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Urgent session of parliament, aimed at adopting a special resolution on Croatia and averting a referendum on its NATO accession.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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