THE BALKANS IN WAR AND PEACE CONFERENCE HELD IN BULGARIA

(VELINO) Roma, 30 Sep - A conference has been held in Sofia,capital of Bulgaria, entitled "The Balkans in War and Peace" (IBalcani dalla guerra alla pace) as part of commemorationsmarking the outbreak of the First World War. Organised by theItalian Cultural Institute in Sofia in cooperation with theInstitute for Balkan Studies, the conference dealt witheconomic, political, diplomatic, religious and culturalrelations between Italy and Bulgaria during the war. It wasalso an occasion for reflection and in-depth analysis of issueslinked to the war, as well as strengthening the already goodrelations between Italian

(VELINO) Roma, 30 Sep - A conference has been held in Sofia,capital of Bulgaria, entitled "The Balkans in War and Peace" (IBalcani dalla guerra alla pace) as part of commemorationsmarking the outbreak of the First World War. Organised by theItalian Cultural Institute in Sofia in cooperation with theInstitute for Balkan Studies, the conference dealt witheconomic, political, diplomatic, religious and culturalrelations between Italy and Bulgaria during the war. It wasalso an occasion for reflection and in-depth analysis of issueslinked to the war, as well as strengthening the already goodrelations between Italian and Bulgarian scholars of Balkanhistory, whose relations during the seventies and eighties werealways good in spite of differences between governments and theclosing phases of the Cold War. vel.