Junker: EU needs to open up to the Western Balkans to prevent risk of new wars

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the European Union should open up to accepting new members from the Western Balkans in order to avoid the risk of new wars in the region.

Juncker, addressing the European Parliament, stressed that if the EU does not open up to accepting these countries, which are in a very complicated and tragic region, and if they do not give them a European perspective, we will see war returning to that area as we saw in the 1990s.

“I do not want to see war returning to the Balkans and so we need to open up to them,” Juncker said.