Slovenian President: Balkans should no longer be the highest priority of EU’s foreign policy

Slovenian President Danilo Turk thinks that the Balkans should no longer be the highest priority of EU’s foreign policy. He also criticized the countries of the region which aim to join the EU. Turk said that if there were delays in the accession negotiations “most criticism should be directed at the candidate countries”. 

The president of the country which considers itself the “Balkans’ advocate in the EU” pointed out that the Balkans should not be the EU foreign policy’s highest priority any longer.

According to him, the EU’s priority must be directed primarily at the union’s strategic partners, especially Russia and its eastern neighboring countries.

“That’s the EU’s first priority where the most engagement and ideas will be necessary,” Turk explained.

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