“THE enlargement of the European Union is in the hands of Slovenia and Croatia, Jean-Claude Juncker has warned as he admitted the border dispute affects the entire bloc.

 The European Commission President said the ongoing issue between Slovenia and Croatia was not merely a bilateral problem but one that impacted all of the EU.

Speaking at a press conference with the Slovenian President Borut Pahor, Jean-Claude Juncker said: ‘The future enlargement of the EU to Western Balkans states is in the hands of Slovenia and Croatia.

‘This is not only a bilateral problem, this is a problem that impacts the whole European Union.’

He added the deadlock between the two EU member states was ‘impacting the perspective of Western Balkan states to become members of the European Union.'” (Express)