Western Balkans Summit: Six more countries heading for the EU

Written by on July 13, 2017 in Europe - Comments Off on Western Balkans Summit: Six more countries heading for the EU

At the Western Balkans Summit in Trieste, heads of governments of several European Union members made clear that the Western Balkans states’ future was in the EU, according to the closing statement of the conference on July 12.

Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia and Kosovo took part in the conference, along with high ranking representatives from Germany, Italy, France and Austria.

Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said that the Western Balkans region had direct ramifications regarding the stability, security and the economic development of the European Union. That was why stability and positive developments in those Western Balkans countries were crucial.

Just before the conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had said: “Political stability in that region is stability for us.”

The European Union wants to mitigate traditional conflicts between some of those Balkan countries by extending economic co-operation. All participants from member states know the EU will have to care for the Western Balkans region more.

 

 

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