Slovenia and Croatia in minor border dispute
There's an item in the Herald Tribune on a rather silly border dispute that revolves around one house. The owner claims he is Slovenia, and flies a Slovenian flag to prove it, but Slovenia has an outline agreement for Croatia to have sovereignty over it.
Here's an extract: "Skillful at getting press attention and belonging to a party, the Slovenian People's Party, which is now a part of the national governing coalition, Joras has managed to keep the issue here in Secovlje (Slovenia) or Plovanija (Croatia) not only alive but also an irritant in bilateral relations, and possibly an obstacle to efforts being made by the two governments to resolve the larger border dispute. "Every time this guy has a conflict with the Croatian police, it's the lead item on the television news," said Ali Zerdin, deputy editor of Slovenia's best- known weekly magazine, Mladina. "But basically it's a story about one house, and it's strange that Slovenian diplomacy is being held hostage to that one house."
I trust this can be resolved without force.....
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