The Prime Minister of Slovenia handed over a “non-paper” to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, where he announced that one of the priorities would be “the end of the disintegration of Yugoslavia”.
The Prime Minister of Slovenia, Janez Jansa, informed the European Council that one of the priorities of the presidency of the European Union, which his country will take over on July 1st this year, will be redrawing the borders in the former Yugoslavia.
The so-called “non-paper”, which was made in his office, was handed over in late February or early March this year to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, in person.
Michel’s office replied to Jansa that “non paper”,will be taken into consideration. This was confirmed to politicki.ba from several sources in Ljubljana and Brussels. The entire contents of the scandalous document have not yet been leaked to the public.
According to what Jansa himself said, the beginning is a return to the Vucic-Thaci plan on redrawing the border between Serbia and Kosovo. However, more steps are being taken, envisaging the possibility of the secession of the RS entities, the annexation of parts of Montenegro, Northern Macedonia with an Albanian majority to Albania and ultimately the annexation of western Herzegovina to Croatia.
A subvariant of Jansa’s plan is to form three national republics in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Serbia and Croatia would have close ties with the mother countries, while the Bosnian Republic would get a corridor to international sea waters that would be guaranteed by NATO…
Jansa has been pushing the concept of “Greater Serbia” and “Greater Albania” for a long time. He is one of the most vocal advocates of “the end of the disintegration of Yugoslavia.”
His concept is that “under the umbrella of the European Union and NATO” the disintegration of Yugoslavia should be carried out and “for the sake of peace in the European house”, to allow the formation of large-scale projects of Serbia, Albania and even Croatia.
What about Mr Charles Michel?
“He will take note of whatever you want,” a senior European official told us, speaking on condition of anonymity. Another official in Brussels confirmed that “reacting the idea of trade in territories” is being discussed “in bureaucratic circles”. “It’s not just Jansa who supports that. There is of course the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, the whole bulk of European extreme right-wingers, the authorities of Croatia, Poland, Austria (again) and France are getting closer to the idea also.
France will not make an explicit statement, because it does not want an open clinch with other European countries and especially not with the United States. But, like the last time Aleksandar Vucic and Hashim Thaci tried to push through the “deal”, it was conspicuously “neutral”. The big question is how Germany, after Angela Merkel, will position itself.
Trends in Brussels are bad when it comes to Bosnia and Herzegovina. And it is going up, “he tells us. From Ljubljana, on the other hand, they say that the “non-paper” caused outrage in the establishment of Slovenia. Since no one saw the paper, the reactions were muffled. However, they point out that this is a logical continuity of Jansa politics. Borut Pahor, the president of Slovenia, is getting closer to that concept.
That is why in Sarajevo but also in Skopje in September last year, he questioned officials about the possibility of peaceful disintegration, both of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Northern Macedonia. Pahor is getting stronger in the alliance with Jansa.
Only the uninformed were surprised when he recently announced who his candidates for the highest court in Slovenia were. Only Jansa ‘s close associates and friends are on the list, “they warned us” from Ljubljana.
Although Pahor said in the Assembly of Northern Macedonia last September that EU enlargement was a political and geopolitical issue, rather than in the Union’s strategic interest in accepting the Western Balkans region as soon as possible, his actions were quite the opposite.
“He is also part of the establishment in the EU, which believes that further expansion is unnecessary and that group of politicians is strong”. They are not necessarily in favor of the Balkans joining the Union, nor of redrawing the borders in your region. It is only in their interest that there be nothing from the enlargement. Whoever is working on it, and Jansa is doing it with the reshaping of the Balkans, is their ally. The EU, they say, must first “reassemble” within itself and only then open the door for possible new members. “Reassembly could take years and years, “our interlocutors claim.
Written by: Sead Numanovic