Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar said on Friday he was unpleasantly surprised by the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes decision under which Slovenia must pay the Croatian power company HEP 40 million euros for undelivered electricity from the jointly owned nuclear power plant Krsko.
"I was unpleasantly surprised by the decision. It's a lot of money and a serious burden on our budget," Cerar said, but added that this was an issue dating back to previous governments. "This case too proves that we often acted thoughtlessly in the past and that we shouldn't do it any more because we encumber future generations with irresponsible moves."
Cerar did not bring the ruling into question and is seeking a solution together with Finance Minister Dusan Mramor.
He said that many things from the past had accumulated, burdening his cabinet, and that they should be dealt with so as to embark on sustainable development.