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Incoming EU presidency says Croatia's accession talks on ice

CroatiaPosted by Chambers of Commerce Sweden - Southeast Europe Tue, June 23, 2009 22:34:02

Deutsche Welle, June 23
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt says the European Union is putting Croatia's EU entry talks on ice after the country failed to resolve a border spat with neighboring Slovenia. Setting out the main priorities for Sweden's upcoming six-month EU presidency, Bildt told a news conference in Brussels on Monday that the Croatia-Slovenia issue was a bilateral matter, and that no fresh attempts would be made to settle the border dispute. Last week an EU mediation bid to resolve a land-and-sea border dispute between Croatia and EU member Slovenia collapsed.
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