INTERNATIONAL: The Little Entente

At Bled, Jugoslavia, the foreign ministers of Czechoslovakia (Benes), Roumania (Mitilineu) and Jugoslavia (Nintchitch) assembled amid the awful diplomatic secrecy characteristic of all meetings of the Little Entente.* The announced agenda included discussion of: 1) The European situation—presumably reference to the growing ascendancy of Italy† as the protector of the Little Entente and the coincident ambiguous position of France in that role. Notorious are Mussolini's secret conferences with Jugoslav Premier Nintchitch, his furtherance of a Roumanian loan at Rome, his diplomatic feelers into the Eastern Balkans, notably signalized last week by...

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