Slovenia, Croatia in diplomatic spat over border dispute



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Diplomatic tensions have flared up between Slovenia and Croatia in a long-standing border dispute.

Slovenia has said that, starting this weekend, it will implement an international arbitration ruling made in June that grants Slovenia unhindered access to the Adriatic Sea, among other things. In a diplomatic note to Croatia on Friday, Slovenia protested against what it described as 1,400 sea border violations by Croatia since June.

Croatia rejects the ruling by the Netherlands-based panel. In its own note on Thursday, it had urged Slovenia to refrain from unilateral moves.

No major incidents have been reported in the border dispute. Croatian fishermen have reported being stopped by Slovenia's patrol boats.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast