‘Slovenia allows us into the EU, we allow its banks into Croatia’

Published on 12 March 2013 at 10:51

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On March 11, the prime ministers of Croatia and Slovenia, Zoran Milanović and Janez Janša, signed an agreement to resolve the banking dispute between the two countries, which threatened to obstruct Croatia’s entry into the EU on July 1.
The agreement officially endorses the March 7 deal for talks supervised by the Bank for International Settlements to resolve the dispute, which dates back to the breakup of the former Yugoslavia in 1991.
Slovenia has pledged to rapidly ratify Croatia’s accession treaty, while Croatia has agreed to allow Slovenian banks, which were outlawed in the wake of the dispute, to operate on its territory.

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