Slovenia/Croatia: Paving the Way for Brussels

Politics ♦ Published: March 11, 2013; 16:43 ♦ (Vindobona)

Today, both heads of government, Janez Jansa and Zoran Milanovic, signed the “Memorandum of Understanding” in Mokrice which will permit Croatia to become a full EU member.

Slovenia/Croatia: Paving the Way for Brussels / Picture: © Wikipedia / European People's Party

Through the “Memorandum of Understanding”, the countries ended their years of dispute over the legal succession of the bankrupt-gone Ljubljanska Banka (LB) after former Yugoslavia has split-up. The agreement paves the way for Slovenia’s ratification of Croatia’s EU accession which should be realized this year, on July 1. 22 other member states have approved of Croatia joing the…