EU’s Juncker warns of doable return to warfare in Balkans

European Fee President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning that the unstable Balkans might face a return to warfare if international locations within the area haven’t any hope of becoming a member of the European Union.

Juncker informed EU lawmakers Tuesday: “I do not need a return to warfare within the Western Balkans.”

He mentioned: “If we take away from these international locations, on this extraordinarily sophisticated area, I ought to say tragically, a European perspective, we’re going to stay what we already went by within the 1990s.”

EU and Balkan leaders meet in Bulgaria subsequent month, however the EU is unlikely to ask any nation to affix quickly.

The prospect of EU membership has proved a driving drive for reform within the Balkans, which was torn aside by warfare as former Yugoslavia broke up.

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