Drnovsek Not Satisfied with Progress in Solving Slovene-Croatian Open Issues

Ljubljana, 19 March - Slovene and Croatian Prime Ministers, Janez Drnovsek and Ivica Racan, agreed in a telephone conversation last week that the countries would in two to three weeks strengthen relations and launch intense talks on all open issues, whereupon the prime ministers would hold an official meeting at the beginning of April and assess how to continue. "If there is no progress, if we assess that there is a standstill, we will have to seriously consider international arbitration; this particularly applies to the border issue," Prime Minister Drnovsek stressed in an interview for the Slovene national radio on Monday afternoon.

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