Mogherini: EU has strongest influence in Western Balkans

Federica Mogherini; Photo: European Union

BRUSSELS – The EU has the strongest influence in the Western Balkans, says EU foreign policy and security chief Federica Mogherini.

I am not worried about the “influence or the presence of any of the other partners that countries in the region can have,” Mogherini told Tanjug Monday in response to a question whether she was concerned over the influence of Russian propaganda in Serbia and the region.

“I have seen it myself, and repeatedly, even during the course of last year, when many countries faced complicated political or electoral cycles, to call it this way – when the EU is there, and it is there with all its power, with all its presence, coherently, there is no other partner that has a stronger influence than the EU in the region because the region is Europe,” she said.