As the Croatian government focuses on the Piran border dispute with Slovenia, Serbian PM Aleksandar discusses an unresolved territorial dispute on the other side of Croatia.
With the Slovenian border scandal rumbling on, attention was briefly switched to another ongoing territorial dispute on July 24, 2015, as Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic expressed his hope that the unresolved ownership of Sarengradska Ada Island could be resolved through dialogue, according to a report in Dalje.
The small island is in the middle of the Danube, and part of a contested border of 50km. A commission was set up in 2002 to deal with the issue, but it has not met since 2011, as neither Croatia or Serbia has apparently appointed representatives to the commission.
“I hope we will be able to resolve this with Zagreb in good faith, as good neighbours. I think that there will be good will for that both in Zagreb and Belgrade. And if not, we will have the strength to agree to go to arbitration,” said Vucic.
“In dealing with border disputes with at least five countries, some countries cannot use five different principles. They should stick to one, so we know what they think.”