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Parties Reach Deal to Avert Referendum on Croatia

Ljubljana, 18 February - Slovenia will not hold a referendum on Croatia's NATO membership, as MPs came into an emergency plenary Wednesday with a bipartisan compromise proposal that convinced Institute 25 June, a nationalist outfit, to halt referendum proceedings.

Ljubljana, DZ.
Izredna seja državnega zbora, na kateri so med drugim obravnavali pobudo za razpis zakonodajnega referenduma o uveljavitvi zakona o ratifikaciji Protokola o pristopu Hrvaške k Severnoatlantski pogodbi, predlog sklepa o nepriznavanju predpisov Hrvaške, ki kršijo ozemeljsko celovitost Slovenije in predlog za izvolitev kandidata RS za sodnika Sodišča Evropskih skupnosti v Luksemburgu.
Predsednik DZ Pavel Gantar in premier Borut Pahor.
Foto: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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 (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
Jakob Presecnik of the People's Party (SLS) at 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
Slovenian Democrats (SDS) president Janez Jansa at 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 (centre) attends 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
Prime Minister Borut Pahor attends 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

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

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