From 17 to 19 May 2019, special envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (Ambassador-at-large) and BSF Programme director, Ambassador Iztok Mirošič, participated at the Lennart Meri conference entitled “One Past, Many Futures” in Tallinn, Estonia. This year’s event focused on foreign policy and security developments and the choices they bring.
Ambassador Mirošič took part in the night owl session on the topic Will the Small Endure? The Balkans and the Drift of Strategic Interests participated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia, Mr Dimitrov, Chief Foreign Policy Advisor to European Council President Donald Tusk, Ms Kionka, and Dean of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, Mr Michta. In the discussion, he pointed out the stabilization efforts in the region of Western Balkans, the state of EU enlargement process and the looming influence of external or non-traditional actors, in particular China. Stressing the need for intensification of EU activities, more visibility, and increased geopolitical interest he reiterated the message that only by doing so will the region achieve stability and real progress.
Learn more about the Lennart Meri conference here.