Bled, 2 September – President Borut Pahor held a number of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the Bled Strategic Forum (BSF) on Thursday, including with High Representative for Bosnia-Herzegovina Christian Schmidt. The pair talked about the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pahor’s office said.
For their part, Marusic and Haddad are decidedly optimistic about the project's significance, writing: "Coming on the heels of the breakthrough Prespa agreement between North Macedonia and Greece, initiatives like Open Balkan signal that something important, and indeed healthy, is happening on the ground: Local leaders are taking ownership of their fate and showing creativity."
Participating in the Bled Strategic Forum, Albanian Prime Minister also criticized EU institutions for delays in enlargement.
"There is no future for Europe without the Western Balkans within the EU. If the EU continues like this, of course it will not be good for us, but it will be even worse for the EU," Rama said, as reported by the Kosovo Press.
European perspective of Serbia, our tasks, but also about the situation in Southeast Europe was being discussed.
"We have fulfilled the promise that we will raise the level of compliance with the foreign policy decisions of the European Union, from 46.28 we have raised it to over 62 percent," Vucic said.