Dnevnik: Minister for the Balkans?

Ljubljana, 3 September - PRESS/DNEVNIK
This fall Slovenia is to get a new minister of foreign affairs and a minister of European affairs. The appointment of the latter will effectively reduce the former to the minister for the Balkans. It is perhaps better for Slovenia to appoint on this post an experienced person who will be able to avoid the mistakes that Slovene foreign politics had been doing before, daily Dnevnik writes on Wednesday, pointing out relations with Croatia, unused potentials in cooperation with Bosnia-Herzegovina and Macedonia and disastrous state of affairs with the Federative Republic of Yugoslavia. The newspaper believes that maintaining such policies in the Balkans has already cost Slovenia its membership in NATO and could also cost it membership in the European Union.

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