Diplomatic tensions have flared up between Slovenia and Croatia in a long-standing border dispute, despite calls by the European Commission for the two countries to return to dialogue.

While Slovenia has said it will implement an international arbitration ruling made in June that grants Slovenia unhindered access to the Adriatic Sea, among other things, Croatia is protesting.

Croatia’s foreign minister, Marija Pejcinovic-Buric, said the border line with Slovenia was established in 1991. “A...

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