The Council of the European Union has confirmed to the Austrian news agency APA that there is a document regarding the claim of the Slovenian “non paper” for changing the borders in the Western Balkans.
However, the EU Council said the document was not made public because it would jeopardize international relations.
“The Council of the EU says that the General Secretariat of the Council ‘identified only one document’ that meets the mentioned criteria. “The EU Council published this message on its website on Thursday evening”, writes the 24ur Slovenian.
However, after considering the case, they decided not to allow access to the document, because the issue is clearly an exception to the directive, according to which institutions can refuse access to documents whose disclosure would ‘endanger the public interest’, regional media report. , Telegrafi reports.
Whereas, the alleged Slovenian ‘non paper’ raised a lot of dust in mid-April, both in the Balkans and in Slovenia. This unofficial document, published by the portal “Necenzurisano”, proposes a change of borders in the Western Balkans.
“The end of the break-up of Yugoslavia, among other things, includes ideas about the break-up of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the unification of Kosovo and Albania,” the document said.
In the region, such ideas have been dismissed as dangerous because they could lead to new wars.
According to media reports, in preparation for Slovenia’s presidency of the EU Council, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansha also helped spread the idea of ’non paper’, which he denied.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama confirmed that he had seen such a document and discussed it with Slovenian Prime Minister Jansha.