The SA Council positively noted the European Commission's 2018 Albania Report, which recommended that accession negotiations be opened with Albania, in light of the progress achieved, maintaining and deepening the current reform momentum.
The Council welcomes the continued presence of Operation Althea, which in the follow up of the Strategic Review 2017 has refocused on its core mandate, while retaining the elements of capacity building and training deemed to be still necessary and phasing out the other elements no longer relevant.
Both in New York and Brussels this week, the EU is working with the Western Balkans partners to accelerate reforms and the integration process, including through promoting effective regional cooperation.
Si në Nju Jork dhe ashtu edhe në Bruksel, BE këtë javë po punon me partnerët e Ballkanit Perëndimor për të përshpejtuar reformat dhe procesin e integrimit, duke përfshirë promovimin e bashkëpunimit efektiv rajonal.
During a visit to Skopje on 13 September, the High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini reconfirmed the European Union’s support to the country’s EU integration perspective and invited political leadership to move forward with the same vision and the same enthusiasm to make the recent progress irreversible.
L’Union européenne développe des modèles de tourisme durables uniques, qui valorisent la culture, les traditions et la nature et promeuvent les beautés de la région des Balkans occidentaux. Elle contribue ainsi à favoriser le développement économique, à générer des revenus et des emplois et à renforcer la coopération transfrontière entre les plus beaux sites de la région.
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 beautiful corners.
Today, the Commission has confirmed that Kosovo has met the 2 outstanding visa liberalisation requirements on the ratification of the border demarcation agreement with Montenegro and a strengthened track record in the fight against crime and corruption, thus fulfilling all benchmarks set out in the Visa Liberalisation Roadmap.