LJUBLJANA -- A former Slovenian FM says the current tense relations between his country and its neighboring Croatia could produce incidents.

The relations with Croatia are bad and nobody knows how to fix them, and how to renew Croatia's EU membership talks, Dimitrij Rupel told Demokratija weekly.

Zagreb's EU ambition has suffered as a consequence of its border dispute with Ljubljana.

"There's nobody at the negotiating table. I think the EU colleagues understand Croatian arguments better than those of Slovenia."

"I am also worried by relations between ordinary folks on both sides of the border that are rife with stereotypes and tensions. This spiral of misunderstanding must be stopped," said Rupel.


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