Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in downtown Zagreb (Photo: Patrik Macek/PIXSELL) Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs in downtown Zagreb (Photo: Patrik Macek/PIXSELL)

The Croatian response to the Slovene complaint comes ahead of a discussion on the issue to be held at the next session of the European Commission on May 2nd, 2018.

When asked about Croatia's response, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs replied: Croatia will issue a written statement on the Slovene complaint on April 17th, 2018. In its written statement, Croatia will make a well-argued response to all the Slovenian allegations and clearly state Croatia's position. Namely, that Croatia, by refusing to implement the arbitration ruling - on the basis that it does not acknowledge the ruling as it is the result of an arbitration proceeding that was compromised by Slovenia and that in so doing Slovenia deprived it of any credibility – is not violating the laws of the European Union.

Source: HRT