“Carles Puigdemont takes Slovenia as his model of how to form an independent state. The republic announced secession from Yugoslavia, then delayed it before extracting itself successfully in 1991. Five years later, it was recognised as a sovereign state by the European Union. Mr Puigdemont visited the Alpine nation to see how a country forces its way to freedom. Step forward to 2017, and the life-long separatist with a Beatles mop-top believes that he is about to do the same in Catalonia and form the world’s 196th country…” (The Times)
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European Council President @donaldtusk Calls for Accession Talks in N. #Macedonia.
#Serbian Foreign Minister Dacic Meets Meets @NATO's Sir Stuart Peach in #Belgrade.
#Czechia Leaders to Discuss Withdrawing Recognition of #Kosovo.
#GameOfThrones filming in #Dubrovnik has brought an influx of new visitors. The cruise ship destination is now trying to limit overtoursim.
The Guardian's @connollyberlin and photographer Sean Smith have the scoop here:
.@StateDept Special Rep. to the W. #Balkans Matthew Palmer Talks with Serbia's @avucic - Agree to Meet.
#Germany to Send Special Envoy?
#India's @rashtrapatibhvn on Visit to #Slovenia.
@eucopresident in N. #Macedonia Today.
The #TatraMountains, and especially #Slovakia's Strbske Pleso lake provide the perfect views to help get the week started.
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