Informal Meeting of the European Defence Ministers: extracts from the joint press conference by Karl Erjavec, Slovenian Minister for Defence, and Javier Solana
Following the Informal Meeting of the European Defence Ministers, Karl Erjavec, Slovenian Minister for Defence, and Javier Solana, Secretary General of the Council of the EU and High Representative for CFSP, gave a joint press conference.
European Ministers said that the European Union is increasingly taking responsibility for peace in the world; in the Western Balkans and in Africa.
Karl Erjavec said that EU must keep an adequate presence in Bosnia-Herzegovina as long as it's necessary. He also said the cooperation between the EU and NATO in Bosnia could serve as template for further cooperation. Unity of the European must be maintained on Kosovo while helping Serbia integrate with Europe. SHOTLIST