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Unexpected Twist in Referendum Drama

Ljubljana, 18 February - While deputies debated a statement meant to avert a referendum on Croatia's membership of NATO, one of the proponents signaled on Wednesday it would continue with referendum proceedings even if parliament passed the document it initially set as a condition for the withdrawal of the referendum petition.

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor following with unease the developments involving a petition for a referendum on Croatia's membership of NATO.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor following with unease the developments involving a petition for a referendum on Croatia's membership of NATO.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor following with unease the developments involving a petition for a referendum on Croatia's membership of NATO.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Marjan Podobnik, the head of Institute 25 June, telling the press that the institute would back away from its motion for a referendum regarding Croatia's NATO accession.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Marjan Podobnik, the head of Institute 25 June, telling the press that the institute would back away from its motion for a referendum regarding Croatia's NATO accession.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Chair of the parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee Ivo Vajgl attending 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 (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
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
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 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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