“Ukraine’s example has made it clear that if we don’t do it, someone else will get in,” Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky said in an interview last week. The Western Balkan bloc’s approach has been quite “bureaucratic” so far, which has helped Russia and China gain a foothold, he said.

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