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W Balkans Summit Hailed as Success Despite Serbia's Absence

Brdo pri Kranju, 20 March - A summit of Western Balkan leaders at Brdo pri Kranju on Saturday was hailed as a success by the organisers, Slovenian Prime Minister Borut Pahor and Croatia's Jadranka Kosor, but it was overshadowed by the absence of Serbia, a key player in the region.

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Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci says Serbia's boycott of Western Balkan summit backward-looking.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci says Serbia's boycott of Western Balkan summit backward-looking.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci says Serbia's boycott of Western Balkan summit backward-looking.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci says Serbia's boycott of Western Balkan summit backward-looking.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Brdo pri Kranju, Kongresni center Brdo.
Konferenca z naslovom Skupaj za Evropsko unijo: Prispevek Zahodnega Balkana k evropski prihodnosti.
Izjava gostiteljev konference.
Hrvaška premierka Jadranka Kosor in slovenski premier Borut Pahor.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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The Slovenian and Croatian prime ministers, Borut Pahor (right) and Jadranka Kosor, label the Western Balkans conference a success despite Serbia's absence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
The Slovenian and Croatian prime ministers, Borut Pahor (right) and Jadranka Kosor, label the Western Balkans conference a success despite Serbia's absence.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

Brdo pri Kranju, Kongresni center Brdo.
Konferenca z naslovom Skupaj za Evropsko unijo: Prispevek Zahodnega Balkana k evropski prihodnosti.
Slovenski premier Borut Pahor in predsedujoči Svetu ministrov BiH Nikola Špirić.
Foto: Daniel Novakovič/STA

Brdo pri Kranju, Kongresni center Brdo.
Konferenca z naslovom Skupaj za Evropsko unijo: Prispevek Zahodnega Balkana k evropski prihodnosti.
Slovenski premier Borut Pahor in albanski predsednik Sali Beriša.
Foto: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci attends summit of Wesern Balkan leaders.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju, Kongresni center Brdo.
Konferenca z naslovom Skupaj za Evropsko unijo: Prispevek Zahodnega Balkana k evropski prihodnosti.
Evropski komisar za širitev Štefan Füle, hrvaška premierka Jadranka Kosor in slovenski premier Borut Pahor.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Brdo pri Kranju, Kongresni center Brdo.
Konferenca z naslovom Skupaj za Evropsko unijo: Prispevek Zahodnega Balkana k evropski prihodnosti.
Hrvaška premierka Jadranka Kosor in slovenski premier Borut Pahor.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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Croatian PM Jadranka Kosor (right) and Slovenia's Borut Pahor (centre) receive European Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele at the Western Balkans conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Croatian PM Jadranka Kosor (left) and Slovenia's Borut Pahor (centre) receive European Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele at the Western Balkans conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Croatian PM Jadranka Kosor (left) and Slovenia's Borut Pahor (centre) receive Albanian President Sali Berisha at the Western Balkans conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Prime Minister Borut Pahor (left) receives Kosovo PM Hashim Thaci at the outset of a conference on Western Balkans.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju, Kongresni center Brdo.
Konferenca z naslovom Skupaj za Evropsko unijo: Prispevek Zahodnega Balkana k evropski prihodnosti.
Hrvaška premierka Jadranka Kosor, kosovski predsednik Hashim Thaci in slovenski premier Borut Pahor.
Foto: Daniel Novakovič/STA

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Croatian PM Jadranka Kosor (centre) and Slovenia's Borut Pahor (right) receive Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic at the Western Balkans conference.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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Croatian PM Jadranka Kosor (centre) and Slovenia's Borut Pahor (right) receive Chairman of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Council of Ministers Nikola Spiric.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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Croatian PM Jadranka Kosor (left) and Slovenia's Borut Pahor (centre) receive Chairman of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Council of Ministers Nikola Spiric.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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Croatian PM Jadranka Kosor (left) and Slovenia's Borut Pahor (centre) receive UNMIK representative Lambert Zannier as hosts of a conference on Western Balkans.
Photo: Tamino Petelinsek/STA

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Hosts Jadranka Kosor (left) and Borut Pahor (right) receive regional leaders at the outset of a conference on Western Balkans.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju, Kongresni center Brdo.
Konferenca z naslovom Skupaj za Evropsko unijo: Prispevek Zahodnega Balkana k evropski prihodnosti.
Makedonski premier Nikola Gruevski, hrvaška premierka Jadranka Kosor in slovenski premier Borut Pahor.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Brdo pri Kranju, Kongresni center Brdo.
Konferenca z naslovom Skupaj za Evropsko unijo: Prispevek Zahodnega Balkana k evropski prihodnosti.
Makedonski premier Nikola Gruevski, hrvaška premierka Jadranka Kosor in slovenski premier Borut Pahor.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Brdo pri Kranju, Kongresni center Brdo.
Konferenca z naslovom Skupaj za Evropsko unijo: Prispevek Zahodnega Balkana k evropski prihodnosti.
Hrvaška premierka Jadranka Kosor in slovenski premier Borut Pahor.
Foto: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Hosts Jadranka Kosor (left) and Borut Pahor (right) receive regional leaders at the outset of a conference on Western Balkans.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Hosts Jadranka Kosor (left) and Borut Pahor (right) receive regional leaders at the outset of a conference on Western Balkans.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Hosts Jadranka Kosor (left) and Borut Pahor (right) receive regional leaders at the outset of a conference on Western Balkans.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Brdo pri Kranju
Hosts Jadranka Kosor (left) and Borut Pahor (right) receive regional leaders at the outset of a conference on Western Balkans.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

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