The international community knows that the arbitration proceedings in the Croatia-Slovenia border dispute was compromised and now that has been confirmed in Slovenia’s parliament, Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlic Radman said in Brussels on Monday.
“The arbitration proceedings have been compromised and the international community is aware of that fact and that fact has now been confirmed in Slovenia’s parliament. Who else needs to confirm that the arbitration proceedings were compromised if even the country that claims it wasn’t, no longer thinks so,” Grlić Radman said commenting on a report by a parliamentary commission for the oversight of Slovenian secret services.
The report actually admits that the Slovenian secret service SOVA had from the very start of the border arbitration process provided support to Slovenian diplomats in their attempts to lobby for the Slovenian side.
Grlić Radman reiterated Croatia’s stance regarding the Croatian-Slovenian border dispute, saying that this is a bilateral matter that needs to be resolved by the two countries.
“There is no point in trying to prove whether the decision by the compromised arbitration is valid or not. Slovenia’s side is unnecessarily exhausting itself by trying to prove that the arbitration award is valid. It is unnecessarily wasting time instead of sitting down at the table and start resolving outstanding issues,” Grlić Radman said.
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