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Upgrading the Dialogue

09.09.2016

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During the first days of September, the annual Bled Strategic Forum marks the beginning of the autumn period for the Slovenian foreign politics. The forum connects regional and global reflections through a series of debates about international politics, and, in a way, embodies the spirit of the time. Never has the question of safety been placed at the forefront as frequently as it is now, especially in Europe. The future's safety therefore served as a legitimate topic of this year's Bled Strategic Forum. Marking its eleventh consecutive year, the forum offered a series of valid questions which will need to be addressed in the next weeks, months and years.

The Forum also saw a visit of some of the highest ranking representatives of the Turkish government on the European soil after the failed military coup in Turkey. Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs did not hesitate to call a spade a spade, having severely criticised the European policy, especially that related to the issue of migrations. After meeting with the Turkish diplomacy leader, Slovenian Prime Minister Cerar called the upgrade of talks the only way forward, as this might be the only possibility to establish both controlled and manageable migration process in Europe.


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