Customs Union Negotiations Could Drag into Second Half of 2001, Believes Slovenia's Chief Negotiator

Ljubljana, 28 May - Slovenia's negotiations on the customs union chapter, which were to be closed by the end of Sweden's EU presidency, are expected to drag on into the Belgian presidency, due to the fact that the Slovene Constitutional Court postponed the implementation of the act on the reform of duty-free shops earlier on Monday, believes Slovenia chief EU negotiator Janez Potocnik.

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