Slovenia Drops Demand to Keep Free Trade Agreements after EU Accession

Ljubljana, 15 May - Slovenia is to drop the demand to temporarily keep free trade agreements with Croatia and Macedonia after the EU accession, said Slovenia's chief EU negotiator Janez Potocnik at a board meeting of the Slovene Chamber of Commerce (GZS) on Tuesday. According to Potocnik, Slovenia has already put forward its interest by insisting on the demand contrary to EU market and trade policies. By withdrawing the demand, Slovenia will be able to close two more chapters of the acquis on economic relations and customs union.

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