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Integration is the future

27.11.2015

Editorial

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"We will do everything in our power to preserve and strengthen cooperation for the benefit of peace, security and prosperity in the light of Euro-Atlantic integration,"," Slovenian President Borut Pahor said after the Brdo Brioni summit in Zagreb, adding that “we live in a world that needs good and encouraging stories ".

One of such stories is definitely the Brdo Brioni process, which is a vehicle of gradual cooperation development cooperation between countries which seemed unable to forge positive links after the disintegration of former Yugoslavia due to war. The fact that the first meeting even took place in Slovenia was a success. In the light of events in Paris, the extraordinary summit focused on security issues, a topic which had previously not been discussed among the leaders of Brdo Brioni process due to its sensitivity.

But difficult times bring difficult topics. According to Pahor, the crucial focus of this conference was finding confirmation for European prospects: “Isolating countries outside the European integration region would mean increasing instability, while improving European prospects will provide new impetus to cooperation and resolving problems”.

EU’s importance for the stability in the area of former Yugoslavia is also reflected in resolving the migration issue. In addition to unfavourable weather, the drastic decline in the number of refugees and migrants is surely also the result of the first examples of a more coordinated approach to the people in the influx of migrants.


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