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The right path

28.06.2019

Photo: STO
It is now 28 years since Slovenia declared its independence. On 25 June 1991 the Slovenian parliament of that time adopted the Basic Constitutional Charter on the Sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Slovenia. At the same time it adopted the Constitutional Act Implementing the Basic Constitutional Charter on the Independence and Sovereignty of the Republic of Slovenia, and also the Declaration of Independence.

In its 28 years of independence Slovenia has undergone numerous changes in its economy, its environment, and its demographics. Establishing an independent state 28 years ago was the most important achievement in the nation’s history. Statehood Day is the country’s birthday, when we can set our goals for the future, while looking back on our achievements in the last year.

Two years have passed since the arbitration ruling on the border with Croatia. The position of the Slovenian government remains unchanged. Under Article 7 of the Arbitration Agreement, the ruling by the arbitration tribunal of 29 June 2017 is binding on both countries and constitutes a definitive settlement of the border dispute. Slovenia knows that its position is correct, and will stand behind it. The government’s primary concern throughout has been for the residents in the border zone who are directly affected by the ruling, and special budget funding is set out by law to guarantee the rights of local Slovenian citizens.


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