Slovenia. According to
COUNTRYAAH, the bourgeois opposition considered that an
agreement with Croatia to resolve a border dispute through
international mediation constituted "capitulation" and
called for a binding referendum on the issue. Although Prime
Minister Borut Pahor signed an agreement on mediation with
his Croatian colleague, and Parliament approved the
agreement, the government agreed in March. The outcome was
uncertain to the last before the referendum held in June.
But a close majority of voters, just over 51 percent,
approved the deal. Thus a sigh of relief was drawn in
Croatia; the conflict over the border crossing into the sea
was an obstacle to the country's entry into the EU.
Slovenia, which became an EU member in 2004, had long
blocked the membership negotiations.