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Bregu: EU will never be complete without Western Balkans

Press release , Photo/Regional Cooperation Council

BRATISLAVA/SARAJEVO, June 7 (FENA) - “The EU without the Western Balkans will never be complete. But it cannot assume that business as usual will provide stability in the Western Balkans. It should take a much more political and strategic approach in the region. Let’s move from “geopoetics” to geopolitics. The EU must be ready to realistically make the Western Balkans its geopolitical priority and to shape the political conflict in WB as a struggle for or against Europe. This approach will help maintain stability and influence in its own troubled backyard,” said Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, speaking today at the GLOBSEC Forum in Bratislava together with the Presidents of Montenegro and Serbia, Milo Đukanović and Aleksandar Vučić, respectively; and Ekaterina Zaharieva, Bulgarian Foreign Minister; at the panel “Western Balkans, drifting away from Europe?”.

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