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EU - Western Balkans summit

EU - Western Balkans summit

EU leaders reaffirmed the European Perspective of the Western Balkans
In the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council the EU-Western Balkans summit took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 17 May. Heads of states or governments from EU members met with the leaders from the 6 Western Balkans partners: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo. EU leaders agreed on the Sofia Declaration, supported by the Western Balkans countries. Sofia Priority Agenda has also been adopted as ...

2018-05-17


European Commission adopted new annual Enlargement Package

European Commission adopted new annual Enlargement Package

Accession negotiations to be opened with Macedonia and Albania
The European Commission adopted on 17 April 2018 its annual Enlargement Package, including seven individual reports, assessing the implementation of the European Union's enlargement policy which is based on established criteria and fair and rigorous conditionality. Progress along the European path is an objective and merit-based process which depends on the concrete results achieved by each individual country, with the rule of law, justice and fu ...

2018-04-17


Summit EU-Turkey

Summit EU-Turkey

The meeting will be held in Varna, Bulgaria on March 26, 2018
On March 26, 2018 in Varna, a Bulgarian Black sea resort, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council and Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of Bulgaria which holds the EU Council’s rotational presidency will meet with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The meeting itself is important because there are many open issues to solve between the European Union and Turkey, which has bee ...

2018-03-26


Important meeting towards the European Integration of the Western Balkans

Important meeting towards the European Integration of the Western Balkans

Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the WB6 met in Sarajevo on March 16, 2018
Bosnia and Herzegovina hosted a meeting of the Ministers of Foreign affairs of the six Western European countries plus Bulgaria which holds the EU Council’s presidency. Ministers discussed the recently adopted EU document called 'A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans' as well as different initiatives aimed as helping the countries on their way to the EU integration. The EU document is viewed a ...

2018-03-16


SEENet LAUNCHED!

SEENet LAUNCHED!

A new initiative to foster regional cooperation.
SEENet is a network of non-governmental organizations and think-tanks from South East Europe and partners which share a common vision for the stable, democratic, and peaceful development of the region, based on the European values and principles. The creation of the network was initiated by Sofia Security Forum and supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Participating organizations will be able to publish materials and information on a spec ...

2018-03-12


EU Commission approved a vision for the European future of the Western Balkans

EU Commission approved a vision for the European future of the Western Balkans

EU reconfirmed an open door policy when aspirants meet the requirements
The European Commission adopted on February 6, 2018 a strategy 'A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans'. The Document confirms the European future of the region as a geostrategic investment in a stable, strong and united Europe based on common values. The Strategy clearly spells out that the EU door is open to further accession when the individual countries have met the criteria. The strategy al ...

2018-02-06


The Western Balkans are among the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council.

The Western Balkans are among the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU Council.

European Perspective and Connectivity of the Western Balkans.
When talking about united a Europe, we should not forget that the Western Balkans need a clear European perspective and connectivity between them and the member states. The ambition of the Bulgarian Presidency is to achieve a clear action plan with each of the countries, without creating unrealistic expectations, but rather with concrete steps. This is the way to establish long lasting peace, security and prosperity in the region. The goal is to ...

2018-01-01