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Slovenia has consented to Croatia's plan to build the Plomin 3 coal power plant in Croatia's Istria region.
Slovenia agreed to the project following consultation with government offices and public discussion, the Slovenian embassy in Zagreb said in a statement on Thursday.
Following its talks with relevant institutions and a public debate, Slovenia's Agriculture and Environment Ministry determined that the new power plant in the Croatian town of Plomin would likely have no significant effects on the environment, and gave its go-ahead.
In the statement, the embassy said that Slovenia's opinion was given in compliance with the Espoo Convention, which sets out the obligations of parties to assess the environmental impact of certain activities at an early stage of planning. It also outlines the general obligation of states to notify and consult each other on all major projects under consideration that are likely to have a significant environmental impact across borders.
Slovenian officials also noted that their consent for the project, which is of great importance for Croatia, proves good neighbourly relations and exemplary cooperation regarding environmental impact across their border.
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