Mogherini backs Western Balkan enlargement

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Series Details 03.09.14
Publication Date 02/09/2014
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Reports of remarks by the Italian foreign minister Federica Mogherini to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, Brussels, 2 September 2014 on the external relations priorities of the Italian EU Presidency for the period July-December 2014.

EUObserver reported that she called called for progress on Western Balkan enlargement, while saying Russia was no longer an EU 'strategic partner'.

EU enlargement remained a core project, because it helped to stabilise states in the EU's neighbourhood - enlargement was 'not just our interest, but our duty'.

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European Parliament: News: Press Release, 02.09.14: Italian Presidency priorities discussed by EP committees
EurActiv, 03.09.14: Mogherini: Russia is no longer the EU’s strategic partner
BBC News, 02.09.14: EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle in Eastern Europe
ESO: Background information: Remarks by President Barroso following the Western Balkans Summit

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