Lekic’s Dream of a ‘European’ Balkans
Since the late 1990s, the Western Balkans have opened the door to the prospect of joining EuroAtlantic institutions, including the EU and NATO. But unresolved issues rooted in past conflicts continue to impede forwardprogress. Former Montenegrin envoy to Italy Miodrag Lekic admits that the region remains bogged down in animosity, but expresses cautious optimism that the combination of new leadership in Croatia and Bosnia’sproWestern stance may lead to a reordering of priorities with European inclusion as a common regional goal.
- Thursday, 27 June 2013