On the other hand, fishermen were bothered with the implementation of an agreement envisaged in the amendments to the Marine Fisheries Act. 60 fishermen will be entitled to compensation for any damage caused to their vessels and equipment. They will also be financially compensated for commercial fishing losses. Altogether, in around two years, they are to receive over half a million euros.
In line with the arbitration ruling, Croatian fishermen will be able to fish in all of Slovenia’s territorial sea, while Slovenian fishermen will be able to fish in Croatian waters all the way down to the Lim Bay.
On the left banks of the Dragonja River there are five Slovenian families who have expressed a wish to move to Slovenia. Every four-member family will receive a financial assistance of around one hundred thousands euros. Farmers will get a land lease agreement for 30 years, which will not be hereditary.
Slovenia is still committed to dialogue with Croatia, stressed the Government Secretary General Lilijana Kozlovič. The government wishes that Croatia’s PM accepts the invitation of PM Cerar in naming a joint bilateral commission for the implementation of the border arbitration ruling.