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Croatia And Slovenia End Dispute

The long running Ljubljanska Banka (LB) issue between Croatia and Slovenia has finally been resolved, clearing the path for Slovenia to ratify Croatia’s EU accession.

On Monday the Prime Ministers of Croatia and Slovenia signed an agreement at Mokrice, a castle near the Slovenian-Croatian border which will see the dispute of the savings of over 430,000 Croatians in Slovenia’s LB be resolved with internationally brokered talks on the distribution of assets owned by the former Yugoslav republics.

Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic was happy that the dispute is finally over.

“We finally have a deal… that pleases both sides,” Milanovic said.

“Slovenia is looking forward to collaborate with our friendly neighbour Croatia within the European Union,” Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa said after the signing ceremony.

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