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3rd February 2020
External Relations & Trade Justice & Litigation

Op-Ed: “CJEU finds it has no jurisdiction in the Slovenia/Croatia border case” by Edoardo Stoppioni

On Friday 31 January, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered its decision in a case between Slovenia and Croatia (C-457/18), finding that it did not have jurisdiction to hear the case.

In 2009, Slovenia and Croatia had concluded an arbitration agreement to settle a dispute concerning delimitation of the maritime and land boundary between the two Member States. The agreement was set up with the help of EU institutions and was considered to be an important part of the progress in Croatia’s accession to the EU. In 2015, pending the arbitration proceedings administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Croatian press reported that the Slovenian arbitrator was secretly in contact with the Slovenian agent. F

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