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Mogherini: It is in EU’s interest to let the Balkans into its family

Mogherini: It is in EU’s interest to let the Balkans into its family

It is in the interest of the European Union to let the Balkans into its family and keep them there, EU’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini stated.

I don’t think the European Union will be made up of 27 members in the future, I think there will be more, Mogherini stated in the interview with Euronews, news television channel.

Федерика Могерини

“But we need the Western Balkans to be a part of our European family, especially for security and economic reasons, we also need the enthusiasm of the Balkans’ youth. Of course, that’s on the condition they carry out a number of reforms, there needs to be profound change within society and the institutions. The leaders and the citizens of this region are ready to do it. When you see this energy, this willingness to be a part of the European political project which is still a massive draw, you cannot close the door. When I say that before the end of our mandate, in two years’ time, we will see irreversible progress with each of our six partners in the Western Balkans, I am serious and I really believe it,” Mogherini underlined.