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"It is quite a mess": Alexander Pivovarenko about the Open Balkan initiative

"The Open Balkan initiative is similar to creation of the associations integration format, as it is called in the European media, planned by the European Union. Such format is generally accepted and aims at establishing cooperation among countries. However, it seems like that at this stage of the process Eurointegration of the Balkans will stop", believes Alexander Pivovarenko, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Slavic Studies RAS  and expert of the Russian Balkan Center in Belgrade. The topic of the discussion during the "Expert's Opinion" show this week was importance of agreements among the governments of Albania, North Macedonia and Serbia regarding implementation of the Open Balkan initiative.

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