Bildt calls on NATO to send more troops to Kosovo

Posted in 04 October 2018

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Former Swedish Prime Minister, Carl Bildt, who was exclusively engaged in the political matters and conflicts in Balkans during the nineties, considers that NATO should increase its military presence in Kosovo and Bosnia.

He commented to a tweet by Center for European Reform (CER) which reads "For the first time since Kosovo declared its independence in 2008, some of the Western Balkans' frozen conflicts seem to be thawing. Can the EU ensure that they end in peace?"

"My recommendation to NATO and EU is to start increasing troop strength in Kosovo and Bosnia in view of the instability this discussion will cause," Bildt wrote. Bildt served as the Special Envoy of the European Union in the former Yugoslavia since June 1995, participated in the Dayton Peace Conference in November 1995 and was High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina from December 1995 to June 1997, shortly after the Bosnian War. From 1999 to 2001, he served as the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the Balkans.