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Slovenia's Foreign Minister Karl Erjavec attends a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels July 23, 2012. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

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LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenia's Foreign Minister, Karl Erjavec, offered to resign on Friday over problems linked to international border arbitration talks with Croatia, state news agency STA reported.

The initial statement did not go into further detail on the reasons or the case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.

Croatia withdrew from the case a year ago after the leak of a tape purporting to show a Slovenian judge on the panel improperly exchanging confidential information with the Ljubljana government.

The court said on Thursday it was continuing with the case despite that withdrawal.

(Reporting By Marja Novak; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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