Kyiv: EU High Representative for External Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, said that while the Balkans are not part of the European Union, Europe will not be united.
"The Balkans are located in the heart of Europe. Their geography, history, culture, cuisine, economics, music talk about it. And there are no political boundaries that would prevent it. This is Europe, and we saw it when the refugee crisis came," Mogherini said.
She also added that the European Union and the Balkans should and will be part of one union. Mogherini expressed her hope that in the remaining two years of her mandate, progress will be made in establishing a road along which the Balkans will go to the European Union.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker expressed interest in the idea of joining the Western Balkans to the European Union during the annual appeal to the members of the European Parliament.