EP’s Fajon: Ideas about new borders extremely dangerous, especially for Bosnia

NEWS 22.04.2021 09:02
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Tanja Fajon, a member of the European Parliament (EP), said on Thursday that "any idea about creating new borders is hazardous" and "that particularly goes for Bosnia and Herzegovina, which paid the highest price of the breakdown of former Yugoslavia." .

„The war left a deep abyss which only cooperation, tolerance and an active role by the international community, could bridge,“ Fajon, also an EP mediator in the inter-party dialogue in Serbia, told the Belgrade NIN weekly.

She recalled that the Dayton peace agreement made Bosnia’s structure after the 1992-1995 war.

„What role should Slovenia play? As a country soon to take over the EU Presidency and, historically and geographically close to the Western Balkans, it should facilitate state’s path to the EU, not make it more difficult,“ Fajon, a native of Slovenia, said.

She added Janez Jansa, Slovenian prime minister, should explain the EU enlargement, especially about Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Media reports about Jansa’s alleged non-paper suggesting border changes in the Western Balkans caused concern across the region and in the EU.

„We still don’t know where and how the document was made, but I wouldn’t be surprised that some of the nationalistic ideas come from the Slovenian Prime Minister’s circle,“ Fajon said in an article about how „some European leaders decide to promote ideas on the division of states.“

„I think that the EU and its institutions, like other international players, could learn a lot from the mistakes made in the past. The countries must show the wish for the clear European perspective, and we must help them,“ Fajon said.