Slovenia PM against giving army role in dispute with Croatia

Slovenia's PM wants a parliamentary committee to cancel a planned session, called to discuss possible involvement of the army in a dispute with Croatia.

The initiators of the extraordinary session of the Slovenian Parliament's Defense Committee convened it earlier, planning a closed-door discussion about the readiness of the Slovenian Army in case of escalation of the conflict with Croatia, over the implementation of the recent border dispute ruling.

The session was convened last week for September 14 by the Committee's chair Zan Mahnic, an MP from the ranks of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) led by former prime minister and opposition leader Janez Jansa.

But PM Miro Cerar said in a statement issued by his cabinet that the proposed topic was "completely inappropriate" because Slovenia stands for a peaceful policy of nonviolence - "although it is determined to...

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