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Reconciliation, regional cooperation and maintaining good neighbourly relations are key factors for the European integration of the Western Balkans, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in his speech at the leaders meeting within the Strategic Dialogue for the Western Balkans, hosted by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, the government press office reported.
Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is traveling to Geneva to attend a Strategic Dialogue of Western Balkans leaders, an initiative organized by the World Economic Forum.
According to the Foreign Ministry, the aim of the talks will be to discuss regional cooperation and ways to enhance stability and economic progress in the region.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs and Minister of Immigration and Asylum Jean Asselborn agreed on Bulgaria and Luxembourg to work together on the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries after the lack of a decision for the start of the negotiations with the Republic Northern Macedonia and A
A veil of neo-conservativism is once again tending to cover Greece due to the heightened migration and refugee problem.
Marginal extreme-right and nationalist groups that were recently defeated feel as if they have found a new field of action and reconstruction all over Greece and especially in Macedonia, where their activity over the last years was not successful.
Zoran Zaev, prime minister of North Macedonia, said in an interview that he feared a return to his ethnically divided country's "bad past", including a narrowly averted civil war in 2001. Edi Rama, prime minister of Albania, said in a separate interview that his country risked becoming "collateral damage" from the EU's divisions over enlargement, "Financial Times" reports.
A US envoy for the Western Balkans on Monday described European Union's decision not to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania as a "historic mistake" that sends a bad message to the region.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer said the US will do all it can to persuade the EU to reverse the decision before a planned leaders' meeting in May in Croatia.
An inauguration ceremony of the Podisor gas compression facility, which forms part of the BRUA pipeline project, was held near Podisor village, some 50 km south-west of Romania's capital, Bucharest, October 31. Photo: EPA-EFE/Robert Ghement.
A line of carved pumpkins celebrating Halloween are on displayed in Tirana, the capital of Albania, on October 31. Photo: EPA-EFE/Malton Dibra.