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sexta-feira, 10 de março de 2017

EU leaders concerned over ‘return of Balkan demons’


EU leaders and EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini discuss the Western Balkans.
[European Union]

EU leaders placed the Balkans high on the agenda of their summit in Brussels to show that despite ethnic tensions and the scars from wars fought in the 1990s, the region is a priority for the European Union, particularly as Russia also seeks to increase its influence there.

“The Western Balkan countries have an unequivocal European perspective,” said Jean-Claude Juncker, the head of the European Commission which is leading membership negotiations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia.
“We are not stepping away, but stepping in,” he said.

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EU ministers: Balkans becoming 'chessboard' for big powers

The EU warned yesterday (6 March) that the Western Balkans risk becoming a “chessboard” in a game between major powers, as Britain accused Russia of meddling in the region.

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Two years ago, Juncker said no new countries would join the EU during his mandate at the Commission, which runs until 2019.

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