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04LJUBLJANA1081 2004-12-01 03:15:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Ljubljana
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SLOVENIA ON REPEAL OF FSC/ETI

Tags:   ECON EFIN ETRD SI USTR 
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					  UNCLAS LJUBLJANA 001081 

SIPDIS


DEPT FOR EUR/NCE, EUR/ERA, EB
DEPT PLEASE PASS TO USTR/ERRION
USDOC FOR ITA/SAVICH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EFIN ETRD SI USTR
SUBJECT: SLOVENIA ON REPEAL OF FSC/ETI

REFTEL: STATE 251625



1. (U) On 30 November Pol/Econ chief met with Dimitrij
Grcar, State Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs at
the Ministry of Economy to present reftel points on
repeal of FSC/ETI. Grcar knows the case well and
explained that Slovenia considers it resolved. He was
not aware of the latest European Commission position
but said he would investigate - commenting that he is
often baffled as to what motivates Brussels on some
issues.



2. (U) Grcar took a pragmatic view of the issue. He
believes a transition period as such is not necessarily
an obstacle to closing the WTO dispute, and he is
strongly in favor of considering this case resolved and
moving it off the table.


ROBERTSON


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