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Weekly Review of Events Involving Slovenia from 10 to 16 August

Ljubljana, 17 August - Incidents in the Piran Bay, where the border between Croatia and Slovenia has not yet been determined, were once again at the forefront this week, however, efforts by both sides to prevent further tensions, rather then the incidents themselves, was what made the difference compared to the week before. The U.S. initiative for the conclusion of a bilateral agreement that would prevent U.S. citizens from being prosecuted in its jurisdictions by the International Criminal Court (ICC), also stirred up some dust, and sparked protests from the opposition National Party (SNS), the non-parliamentary Green Party and the youth wing of the coalition United List (ZLSD). The Foreign Ministry has not yet said the final word on the issue, saying that it would need adequate time to examine the matter before taking a final decision.

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