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The European Union is supporting Albania’s efforts to provide quality public services for its citizens and move closer to European good administration practices.
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.
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.
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.
The European Union continues to build inter-community trust to promote peace, stability and development in Kosovo, expanding to the second phase its project which supports inclusive cultural heritage preservation.
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