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Tusk warns against ‘Game of Thrones’ in Balkans

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EU chief Donald Tusk warned yesterday (11 January) against a “game of thrones” in the Western Balkans, where Brussels is pushing for closer ties with countries that want to join the union.

The European Union is using Bulgaria’s six-month presidency of the bloc to try to counter the influence of Russia, Turkey and other countries in an increasingly troubled backyard.

Speaking in Bulgarian at a presidency launch ceremony in Sofia, European Council President Tusk compared the history of the region to the fantasy swords-and-sex television drama Game of Thrones.

Tusk killed his speech in Sofia. He spoke........

© Euractiv