“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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Soon after Crimean officials visited with members of the Serbian far-right Dveri party and Vojislav Seselj’s party, @NATO Secretary-General Deputy @JamesAppathurai is calling for #Serbia to be more open about its relationship with the West
#Balkan States Boycott #Handke's Nobel Prize Award.
#Croatian Presidential Election Heating Up.
#Slovenian PM @sarecmarjan Visits Troops in #BiH, #Kosovo.
Experience the #Balkans by experiencing its nature:
The #Prokletije mountains, or Albanian Alps, run along the border of #Macedonia, #Albania and into #Kosovo, making up one of the regions most beautiful scenes.
Fallout of @avucic Denying Racak Massacre Happened.
N. #Macedonia Won't Ratify NATO Protocol Early.
@NobelPrize Winner, Peter Handke, Won't Address His Views on Srebrenica.
#Slovenia is known for their amazing castles littered throughout the country. While Bled Castle (pictured first) is often the first thought, Predjama Castle, built within the mouth of a cave, rivals its beauty.