Slovenia’s mainland is simply too far away from international waters and direct contact of her territorial waters with the high seas would run against the 12 miles rule, which is firmly established in international law.
Second, introducing nationalist territorial claims and arguments that the border between the two countries should be at the Mirna river is a disgrace in itself. It runs against European values and re-introduces Blut-und-Boden philosophy.
Giving public space to advocate territorial claims is, in my opinion, not protected by the freedom of speech. Mr. Türk is giving public space to nationalist arguments in a way that does not befit his position as secretary-general of the Reflection Group on the Future of Europe.
University of ZagrebAuthor : Letters to the EurActiv editor