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PM Cerar welcomes support for honouring arbitration ruling

On arriving at the EU summit in Brussels today, Prime Minister Miro Cerar expressed his satisfaction that the arbitration tribunal has completed its work and is set to publish on Thursday a binding judgment that is actually of historic importance. He repeated that Slovenia will respect the tribunal's decision.


The Prime Minister said that he has discussed the issue regularly with his fellow heads of government over the last two years, in some cases on several occasions, with the result that they are all very familiar with Slovenia's positions. "I believe that we have a great deal of support in this sense," he said.


Writing on Twitter following a meeting with the leaders of the Benelux countries, the Prime Minister specifically highlighted the "clear" common stance of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg with regard to international commitments – namely that the decisions of courts must be respected.


In the margins of today's Brussels summit, Mr Cerar also discussed the arbitration with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Unofficial sources say that Germany supports the view that the arbitration ruling must be respected.