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The European Parliament does not stand for the diplomatic recognition of Slovenia and Croatia

Ljubljana, 10 October - The European Parliament did not pass the resolution of the centrist - right wing parties including the Greens urging an immediate diplomatic recognition of Slovenia and Croatia. 64 representatives voted for the resolution and 82 voted against. The "aye" vote included Christian Democrats, the Greens, the Liberals, the Conservatives, the German Socialists and the Italian Socialist Nereo Laroni, who is also the only Italian Socialist that attended the session. The "nye" vote included the other Socialists, the United Left, the Communists, the Gaulists and all the Greek representatives. The European Parliament passed an alternative resolution proposed by the Socialists, stating that Yugoslavia as known does not exist any more urging the EEC for a "balanced approach".

© STA, 1991