“The Bled Strategic Forum (BSF), Slovenia’s biggest foreign policy event, kicked off at the lakeside resort of Bled on Monday. The opening ceremony was addressed by PM Miro Cerar, who looked for ways to bridge the divide, which is the slogan of this year’s event, and by FM Karl Erjavec, who took a look back at the history of the event. They were followed by President Borut Pahor, who emphasised the need for reform of Pro-European politics.

Cerar noted that the world had changed dramatically over the last few years, as the economic order and strategic alliances that had been known for decades were suddenly called into question, and multilateralism being severely challenged.” (EWB)