Humanitarian crisis Ljubljana is used to cause incidents and pressures on international judiciary bodies to continue contaminated procedures, the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs (MVEP) said on Friday, reacting to Slovenian Foreign Minister Karla Erjavac's statements.
But the Slovenian Foreign Minister's statement does not go in that direction, MVEP writes.
"The statements by Slovenian Foreign Minister Karla Erjavac are in favor of what should be avoided, which is the use of the humanitarian crisis and the fate of vulnerable groups to provoke incidents that the Slovenian side obviously serve for further pressures on international judicial bodies in order to continue the contaminated procedures, in a statement.
Erjavec said on Thursday that he still "does not know" where the border runs and it will be "known only when the arbitral tribunal makes the verdict".
The MVEP reminds of the airstrike of the Slovenian attempt to influence the judges of the Arbitration Court, for which Croatia has come out of the arbitration process with Slovenia.
"Arbitration mentioned by Minister Erjavec is irrefutably compromised in order to make a decision that would be relevant to Croatia, that is, which could be acceptable and enforceable," MVEP writes.
It is of the opinion that "the Slovenian statements and conduct show that the Republic of Croatia was right when it decided to withdraw from the arbitration procedure, since the Slovenian side, as the last events showed, was not in the interest of resolving the border dispute in an independent arbitration proceeding and during his term in an illegal manner he tried to influence the decision of the Arbitration Tribunal ".
Slovenia seems to impose one-sided solutions and pressure them to continue arbitration, MVEP writes.
Open questions have to be addressed "in an impartial and credible manner and in accordance with international law" and this is "crucially important" for good relations between Croatia and Slovenia, concludes MVEP. He adds that this is important for the whole region and beyond, and that "Croatia is just in favor of it".