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EU-Western Balkans Zagreb summit, 6 May 2020

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EU News 117/2020

Main results

The EU-Western Balkans summit took place on 6 May 2020 via video conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It brought together:

  • heads of state or government from EU member states
  • leaders from the six Western Balkans partners: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia and Kosovo*

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, chaired the meeting.


The EU leaders adopted the Zagreb declaration, with which the Western Balkans partners have aligned themselves.

European perspective

At the summit EU leaders reaffirmed their unequivocal support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans. The EU is determined to strengthen its support to the region's political, economic, and social transformation.

Western Balkans partners reaffirmed this perspective as their firm strategic choice. They also recommitted to carry out and effectively implement the necessary reforms towards European values and principles and the primacy of the rule of law.

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