The European Union’s support to the Western Balkans for handling the coronavirus pandemic continues. Soon deliveries will begin of 651,000 BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine doses, funded by the EU and shared with the facilitation of Austria.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 20/04/2021
During the past weeks, the first COVID-19 vaccines delivered through COVAX have arrived to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. The European Union has been key to making support through COVAX possible, and it remains committed to supporting the
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 09/04/2021
The Council of Europe Istanbul Convention on Action against violence against women and domestic violence recently celebrated its decennium anniversary. Shortly thereafter, Turkey announced on 20 March 2021 it would withdraw from the Istanbul Convention. On 29 March, the EU Delegation to the Council
Author: Press and information team of the Delegation to the COUNCIL OF EUROPE in Strasbourg - Publication date: 31/03/2021
While Serbia faces increasing numbers of new daily cases of COVID-19 and more people are hospitalised, the European Union continues to honour its commitment to stand by the country and its people. The EU funds have now secured the employment of about 200 medical and administrative staff as well as
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 23/10/2020
The EU takes part in commemorating the Srebrenica genocide, one of the darkest chapters of modern European history. Our duty is to remember and learn from Srebrenica, and to honour the memory of those laid to rest and all those still missing. This is a necessary step to work for a better common
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 11/07/2020
Today, Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi presented a new Commission proposal for enhancing the accession process for the countries of the Western Balkans, calling it 'a geo-strategic investment of the EU in a stable, strong, prosperous and united Europe'.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 05/02/2020
Today, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex in cooperation with the Albanian authorities, launched the first ever joint operation outside the European Union. This marks a new phase for border cooperation between the EU and Western Balkan partners. The event took place in Tirana,
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 21/05/2019
“This is exactly what I needed,” an entrepreneur from Gracanica, Azemina Ahmedbegovic, said at the end of the cultural heritage exhibition organized by the Association of Business Women in BiH in Sarajevo in December 2018. “Sometimes I get discouraged by a lack of opportunity, but this evening
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 21/12/2018
This week, the EU institutions and Member States reaffirmed their unequivocal support to the European perspective of the Western Balkans. While recognising the progress achieved, they underlined the continued need to focus on fundamental reforms.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 29/06/2018