Tuesday

28th Mar 2017

Ticker

Mogherini: Balkans becoming geopolitical 'chessboard'

EU foreign relations chief Federica Mogherini said in Brussels on Monday that the Western Balkans risked becoming a "chessboard" for geopolitical struggles between Russia and the West. She also said regional "inter-ethnic" tensions were becoming increasingly "dangerous", but added that young people and civil society in the Balkans showed a "pro-European energy" that could help the EU fight euroscepticism if Balkan countries joined the European Union in future.

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