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Despite referendum setback, rail law opponents say battle not over

Ljubljana, 24 September - Opponents of the government's plans for the construction of the rail expansion to the port of Koper have failed in their quest to annul the special law in a referendum, but they have nevertheless vowed to fight on with other means to prevent what they claim is a wasteful project.

Ljubljana
The initiator of the referendum on the Koper-Divača rail expansion, Vili Kovačič (left) awaiting the arrival of results at a pizza restaurant.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Opposition Democrats' (SDS) deputy Ljubo Žnidar speaks to the press at the party's premises after results have showed opponents failed to bring down a government law governing the financing of a rail expansion between Divača and Koper.
Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Ljubljana
Opposition Democrats' (SDS) deputy Ljubo Žnidar speaks to the press at the party's premises after results have showed opponents failed to bring down a government law governing the financing of a rail expansion between Divača and Koper.
Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Ljubljana
Opposition Democrats' (SDS) deputy Ljubo Žnidar speaks to the press at the party's premises after results have showed opponents failed to bring down a government law governing the financing of a rail expansion between Divača and Koper.
Photo: Bor Slana/STA

Ljubljana
The initiator of the referendum on the Koper-Divača rail expansion, Vili Kovačič (left) awaiting the arrival of results at a pizza restaurant.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
The initiator of the referendum on the Koper-Divača rail expansion, Vili Kovačič (right) awaiting the arrival of results at a pizza restaurant.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Ljubljana
Vili Kovačič, the initiator of the referendum on the Koper-Divača rail expansion, awaiting the arrival of results.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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