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A Clear Message


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As in the past 12 years, the Strategic Forum was the focal point in Bled at the beginning of September. One of the most important international conferences in the region joined politicians, economists and scientists in discussions about the new challenges connected with digitalisation and globalisation. The Bled discussions at the Bled Strategic Forum, one of the most important foreign policy events in Slovenia, were held this year in the light of a new understanding of reality.

The fils rouge of this year’s forum was the European Union in a changing world, the issue of its expansion into the Balkans, migration in the Mediterranean, security issues in a time of a wave of global terrorism and environmental and technological issues.

The forum was also an excellent opportunity for numerous bilateral meetings, at which Slovenia’s most pressing foreign policy issue – arbitration – was at the forefront. Slovenia used the opportunity of its largest political, diplomatic and economic summit to present its main message: the arbitral award, which is binding in international law, must be respected. Slovenian political leaders were unanimous in calling for the implementation of the ruling on the border between Slovenia and Croatia. Prime Minister Cerar was clear on this point: Slovenia is determined to implement the ruling of the arbitration tribunal which determined the border between the two countries, of course in a dialogue with Croatia, but this will not happen without respect for the rule of law.

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