Currently, at the Prespa Dialogue Forum in Ohrid, Croatian President Zoran Milanovic stated that the European Union need to reduce the specifications for the nations around the world of the Western Balkans in get for them to sign up for it more quickly.
Milanovic questioned the international locations that have the greatest typical in the EU to “slightly cut down their standards, not to signal long-lasting violations”.
The outcome of safety considerations
Talking about the status of Ukraine when it will come to approving the applicant standing for the country’s entry into the EU, Milanovic also referred to BiH.
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– I am for that, but we should not fail to remember about BiH. What prevents us from accomplishing the identical for BiH. Regular procrastination is destroying that state – claimed the Croatian president.
Milanovic is of the viewpoint that some nations around the world, these types of as Germany, are blocking the accession of the Western Balkan international locations to the EU.
– These are just a several international locations that always have some of their quite higher requirements, which I recognize. Nonetheless, this is a definitely significant situation in which the states do not see any viewpoint – Milanović pointed out.
The Croatian president thinks that the slow enlargement of the EU is the final result of security problems and that these kinds of sights do not stem from economic causes.
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As 1 of the protection causes, he pointed out the simple fact that Serbia refuses to identify Kosovo as an independent state.
He talked about BiH with the Turkish management
– I can’t think about for a variety of political, social, and historical good reasons that Serbia acknowledges Kosovo. Until that is performed, the situation will not be solved – Milanovic concluded.
He verified that he had discussed BiH with Turkish International Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, noting that the Turkish official could not know anything, “but he is Aristotle as opposed to other individuals.”
Milanovic believes that Croatia must block Finland and Sweden’s application for NATO membership right up until the election law in BiH is changed, but that Croatia and Turkey do not have the exact same placement on the issue of blocking individuals countries’ NATO membership for the reason that “Turkey is precisely against these states”, and the Croatian president sees no other way to solve the concern of the election law in BiH.
The second Prespa Forum Dialogue is entitled “Shaping the Future of the Western Balkans in a Modern day European Protection Architecture”. The forum is attended by the foreign ministers of Turkey, Greece, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Poland, Slovakia, the key ministers of Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro, and European Council President Charles Michel and Oliver Varhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement.