Croatian EU-Accession: Slovenia as Obstacle

Politics ♦ Published: September 22, 2012; 16:59 ♦ (Vindobona)

Slovenia may put a veto on Croatia´s EU accession. Croatia should withdraw lawsuits against the biggest Slovenian bank NLB, Slovenia says.

Croatian EU-Accession: Slovenia as Obstacle / Picture: ©

On 1 July 2013, Croatia plans to join the EU. However, Slovenia may be a substantial obstacle. The relation between both countries is chronically tensioned.

Slovenia´s Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Erjavec called the Croatian Finance Minister to withdraw the lawsuits against NLB (Nova Ljubljansa Banka). The lawsuits were issued in the 1990s. Also the Slovenian parliamentary…