According to the UN warnings, this trend is mainly due to the displacement of young people, which again undermines the ability of these countries to maintain vital social services system.
President Klaus Iohannis maintained, in Brussels, on the occasion of the meeting of the European Council, the necessity of adopting without delay the decision to open accession negotiations with Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia, mentioning that a positive decision in this sense would have a strategic significance for the region.
After the UN's country team in Bosnia expressed strong concern over the forcible transfer of migrants and asylum-seekers to the Vucjak camp on the western border with Croatia - noting serious security and health risks - the Council of Europe's Commissioner for Human Rights has condemned Bosnia's handling of the situation.
The UN Security Council warned in a unanimous statement about the risk of "dispersal" of jihadist prisoners in Syria, but did not call for an end to Turkey's offensive against Kurdish forces there.
"Security Council members have expressed deep concern about the risks of terrorist spreading by UN-designated groups, including the Islamic State," the statement said.
A Bulgarian delegation headed by this country's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva participated actively at the sitting of the Foreign Affairs Council held in Luxembourg. The first diplomats of the EU member states discussed the situation in Syria together with the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary General for Syria Geir Pedersen, BNR reported.