Mount Jahorina — Short-sighted anti-immigrant populism in some EU member states has blocked the integration of Western Balkan countries into the EU, weakening the region’s stability, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. 

He was speaking at a 12-nation Balkans summit where leaders voiced deep disappointment at lack of EU follow-through on promises to open membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, opposed by northern EU countries.

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