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Croatia proposes a new arrangement for border crossings

Rijeka, 18 November - Today the regional newspaper Novi List reported that Croatia intends to propose to Slovenia a reduction of customs functions. The Croatian government has formed a committee, presided by Minister Davorin Rudolf. Croatia plans to propose to Slovenia a cheaper arrangement off border crossings, such, that they would alterantly be supervised, one by a Slovene staff, and the next by Croatians. The border crossings between Slovenia and Italy, Slovenia and Austria, Croatia and Hungary, and other Yugo-republics, would be organized according to the Benelux or Scandinavian model. The border crossings between Slovenia and Croatia would no longer be marked by a gate, but only a drawn line. The Croatian government does not expect negotiations with Slovenia to run without difficulties. But, Novi List says, it will try to reach an agreement, which would at least open the paths from Istria into Europe.

© STA, 1991