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Federica Mogherini meets with the Delegation for Dialogue appointed by the Kosovo Assembly


The European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL) with support of the European Commission organised a competition for Best photography within the project EDWARD - European Day Without a Road Death. The goal of the project was to implement activities in the period from 16 to 22 September, during European Mobility Week, that would make road users think about the risks they face, the risks they may pose to others and what they can do to reduce those risks.

During the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, over 6.2 million people took part in more than 11,700 events organised across 37 countries.

Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia, has been awarded the title of European Youth Capital in 2019. This is another success for this dynamic city, which is hosting one of Europe’s leading music festivals (Exit) and will become the European Capital of Culture in 2021.


The Letnicë/Letnica Heritage Lab was hosted by Cultural Heritage Without Borders - Kosovo. The Lab is a part of the EU-funded ‘Inter-community Dialogue through Inclusive Cultural Heritage Preservation’ project implemented by UNDP in Kosovo.

The Commission is reporting on its assessment of the fulfilment of the visa liberalisation benchmarks by the Western Balkan countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia as well as the Eastern Partnership countries: Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. This annual report shows that the visa liberalisation requirements for the concerned countries continue to be met but that action – in some cases immediate – is required for a number of countries in specific areas to ensure this continues to be the case.