Croatia – Slovenia - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (06.07.17)


Q - What is France’s position on the territorial dispute between Croatia and Slovenia over the Bay of Piran?

A - As Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the European Commission, and several of our European partners have stated, we hope this territorial dispute can be resolved swiftly and definitively, in a constructive manner characterized by dialogue and the easing of tensions.

We took note of the decision handed down on June 29 by the Arbitration Tribunal and hope that it will be respected.

For the sake of both the future of the European Union and regional stability in the Western Balkans, resolving this dispute among two member states that are strongly committed to regional integration is of the utmost importance.