"The Western Balkans, the heart of the EU", Borrell: The enlargement process is being delayed too much

2024-06-21 22:01:57 / BOTA ALFA PRESS

"The Western Balkans, the heart of the EU", Borrell: The enlargement
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy and Security, Josep Borrell, has been honored in Austria with the Dr. Alois Mock Europe. At the European Forum in Wachau, the Spaniard thanked the Austrian foreign minister, Alexander Schallenberg, while the focus of his speech was on the integration of the Western Balkans into the Union.

“The previous expansion was a success story. Further expansion will also be a success story. The problem is because it is being delayed for too long. Now we have to speed it up. Let's not forget that Europe is not complete until the countries of the Western Balkans become members," said Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

The organizer of the event explained that the Western Balkans is the heart of Europe and not its backyard.

"I am always harsh with those who claim that the Western Balkans is the backyard of the EU, this is completely wrong. We are not complete until they are part of our family and we must speed up this process", declared Alexander Schallenberg, Foreign Minister of Austria.

All the foreign ministers from the 6 countries of the Western Balkans participated in this event. They also held a meeting with EU High Representative Borrell. The latter said that the construction of a more united Europe was discussed.

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