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
Not only the integration process of Albania into the European Union, but the integration process of the entire Western Balkans into the European Union is not a favour we make, it is a matter of self-interest for the European Union itself. This was a message of High Representative Federica Mogherini
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 20/03/2018
Meeting informally in Sofia, EU foreign ministers discussed the newly proposed Strategy for the Western Balkans for the first time, the ways of strengthening the EU perspective of the region and preparations of the EU – Western Balkans Summit in Sofia. The European Union and the Western Balkans have
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 16/02/2018
The EU has granted EUR 28 million to Serbia to strengthen the country's capacities to effectively control its borders, reducing organised crime and irregular migration, and an additional EUR 16 million to support refugees – mostly from Syria – and their host communities.
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 14/02/2018
All six partner countries of the Western Balkans- Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia- have a clear path to finally join the European Union, EU High Representative Mogherini said today announcing the new Strategy for 'A credible
Author: Strategic Communications - Publication date: 06/02/2018