Parliament Committees Lift Blockade of Croatia's EU Talks

Ljubljana, 15 September - The parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees concluded at their joint session on Tuesday that in light of the commitments made by Croatia to the Swedish EU presidency, Slovenia is ready to lift the bulk of its reservations related to Croatia's accession talks. The yes vote came despite strong criticism from the opposition.

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor arriving to a joint session of the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees to brief them on the deal he reached with Croatia on Friday.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana, DZ.
Nujna seja odbora DZ za zunanjo politiko in odbora DZ za zadeve EU, na kateri so med drugim obravnavali stališče vlade do sklica medvladne pogajalske konference EU s Hrvaško.
Slovenski veleposlanik v Veliki Britaniji Iztok Mirošič in premier Borut Pahor.
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Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (facing the camera on the right) at a joint session of the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees at which he presented the deal with Croatia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (first from the right) and Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar (sitting next to him) at a joint session of the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees at which Pahor presented the deal with Croatia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Prime Minister Borut Pahor (right) and Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar (left) at a joint session of the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees at which Pahor presented the deal with Croatia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (right) and Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar (left) at a joint session of the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees at which Pahor presented the deal with Croatia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor at a joint session of the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees discussing the deal with Croatia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor (right) and Foreign Minister Samuel Zbogar (left) at a joint session of the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees at which Pahor presented the deal with Croatia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Ljubljana
Prime Minister Borut Pahor briefing the parliamentary foreign policy and EU affairs committees on the deal he reached with Croatia on Friday.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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