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Democracy at risk in Balkans, divisions growing, Croatia warns

/ 05:43 PM November 15, 2021

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman

Croatian Foreign Minister Gordan Grlic Radman takes part in European Union foreign ministers meeting, in Luxembourg, June 21, 2021. REUTERS FILE PHOTO

BRUSSELS — Democracy is at risk in the Balkan countries seeking to join the European Union, while Bosnia is a particular concern, Croatia’s foreign minister said on Monday as EU foreign ministers gathered to discuss the region.

“The situation in the Western Balkans is getting worse, divisions are deepening … we also see the threat to democracy,” Grlic Radman told reporters.


He also warned against calls for separatism in Bosnia. “Actions echoing the 1990s need to stop,” he added, referring to the ethnic conflicts of that decade following the break-up of Yugoslavia.



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