3 C
Ljubljana
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Foreign leaders enthusiastic about Slovenia – EU-Western Balkans summit above expectations!

By: Anita Gužvič / Nova24tv

Although the desire of our media that the EU-Western Balkans summit, hosted by Slovenia during its presidency of the EU Council, be overshadowed by violent protests, the truth is completely different. Most of the leaders of the countries participating in the summit face the same violent protests from anti-vaccinators and opponents of the measures at home, and this is not a sensation for them. Judging by the responses, the sensation is the EU-Western Balkans summit, as it has barely started, but praises are already pouring in. Socialising and conversations of leaders take place in a relaxed and friendly manner, which certainly raises Slovenia’s international reputation.

Arriving at the castle in Brdo near Kranj, the President of the European Council Charles Michel wrote on his Instagram profile that the reception in Slovenia never disappoints. “Thanks for hosting us here Prime Minister Janez Janša.”

Moreover, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said they had a very productive discussion about recent geopolitical events, including Afghanistan, the situation in the Indo-Pacific and relations with China, over an informal working dinner. “Our Union remains a firm supporter of multilateralism and a rules-based international order.”

Meanwhile, Slovak President Eduard Heger thanked Janša for the warm welcome and added that it was important that we first establish our “global role” at home and in our immediate neighbourhood. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo also thanked Janša for the friendly reception, while Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin wrote on his Twitter account that he could hardly wait to discuss the EU’s role on the international stage, Afghanistan, energy recovery and the economy.

Yesterday, Prime Minister Janša received all participants in the EU-Western Balkans summit at an informal working dinner, followed today by a plenary session, a joint photo and a session of leaders.

Share

Latest news

Superiority of opinion

By: Zala Tomašič, Master of International Relations It has been two years since my last column, and this time I am finding it harder to...

SDS: “Before the referendums, there was a lot of media manipulation and deception and false claims about what people were really deciding on”

By: C. R., STA With the current results, wherein the referendums on RTVS, the government and long-term care failed, SDS MP Branko Grims strongly doubts...

The unbearable ease of abolishing institutions

By: Dr Andreja Valič Zver With the announced politically directed “merger” of two museum institutions, it is difficult to remain silent. Not only that, as...

Assembly for the Republic: The vote AGAINST will prevent media unanimity, the abolition of long-term care, and the distribution of “chairs” for those who...

By: Gal Kovač / Nova24TV A round table of the Assembly for the Republic took place with the meaningful title: Why we are AGAINST. Žiga...

Related news

SDS: “Before the referendums, there was a lot of media manipulation and deception and false claims about what people were really deciding on”

By: C. R., STA With the current results, wherein the referendums on RTVS, the government and long-term care failed, SDS MP Branko Grims strongly doubts...

Assembly for the Republic: The vote AGAINST will prevent media unanimity, the abolition of long-term care, and the distribution of “chairs” for those who...

By: Gal Kovač / Nova24TV A round table of the Assembly for the Republic took place with the meaningful title: Why we are AGAINST. Žiga...

SDS: STOP the manipulations, on Sunday we all vote AGAINST taking rights that are already legalised

By: C. R. All three laws, which will be decided in the referendums on Sunday, November 27th, impoverish Slovenia and impoverish people! Therefore, we believe...

The Old Transitional-Corruption Forces Are Pressuring The President Of The Slovenian Federation Of Pensioners’ Associations To Support Golob’s Long-Term Care Act

By: Sara Kovač / Nova24tv According to the information of our reliable source, on Thursday, the Health and Social Security Commission of the Slovenian Federation...
Share