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
By developing unique and sustainable tourism models based on natural, traditional and cultural values and promoting the best features of the Western Balkans, the European Union helps boost economic development, generate income and jobs and increase cross-border cooperation in the region’s most
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 13/08/2018
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
The EU – Western Balkans Summit in Sofia today reaffirmed the EU's commitment towards its Western Balkans partners, reiterating the region's belonging to the European family. The Summit has set out actions to strengthen cooperation in the areas of connectivity, security and rule of law.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 17/05/2018
In the Western Balkans, the prospect of EU membership is an important driver for economic reform essential to enhance trade and investments. The trade flow between the EU and the Western Balkans has over the past 10 years more than doubled, reaching almost 44 billion Euros in 2016. Trade is largely
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 07/05/2018
At the EU-Turkey Leader’s Meeting in Varna, Bulgaria on 26 March, the European Union reconfirmed its readiness to keep up the dialogue with Turkey and to work together to overcome current difficulties with a view to unleashing the potential of EU-Turkey partnership.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 27/03/2018