08, · Leaders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Nor Macedonia and Serbia, as well as key stakeholders in e region, met at e Forum’s headquarters in Cologny-Geneva, Switzerland, to continue e dialogue at began at e Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. e purpose of e high-level ga ering was to foster partnerships at advance regional integration and . Western Balkans' leaders meeting: EU reinforces support to address COVID-19 crisis and outlines proposal for post-pandemic recovery 29/04/ Today, e European Commission is announcing over €3.3 billion of EU financial support mobilised jointly wi e European Investment Bank to e benefit of e Western Balkans' citizens. On 16 February, leaders from e six Western Balkans countries will join Presidents Michel and von der Leyen, Croatian Prime Minister Plenković and High Representative Borrell for a first informal meeting in Brussels to prepare e EU-Western Balkans summit in Zagreb in .. Leaders of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, e Republic of Nor Macedonia, and Serbia will. On Wednesday 21 ober, President cker called for a Leaders' Meeting on refugee flows along e Western Balkans route to address e emergency situation unfolding along is route. Attending e Leaders' Meeting were e Heads of State or Government of Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, e former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany. e main message for e Western Balkans is clear: countries in e region need to demonstrate a sufficient level of political governance before any technical process of EU accession can begin. A quiet but fundamental shift is under way in e European Union’s policy on e Western Balkans. Strategic Dialogue on e Western Balkans – Leaders Meeting Statement from e Chair Geneva, 7-8 ember Context e World Economic Forum initiated e Strategic Dialogue on e Western Balkans at its Annual Meeting in . is ongoing, structured dialogue serves as a . Meeting on e Western Balkans Migration Route: Leaders Agree on 17-point plan of action. e past weeks have shown at e challenges currently faced along e Western Balkans migration route will not be solved rough national actions. Only a collective, cross-border approach based on . 11, · At e Western Balkans Summit Leaders Meeting on y, all Berlin Process participants agreed at, to prosper in e future, ey needed to . 25, · is is why President cker convened e leaders of e countries concerned and most affected by e emergency situation along e Western Balkans route. Today, leaders representing Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, e former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia met in Brussels at e Commission's Berlaymont . Apr 12, · e Western Balkans leaders’ meeting, scheduled for 29 April, is an attempt of reseating Belgrade – Pristina Dialogue, which has been for several mon s in e dead-end street, inks Bodo Weber from e Berlin Council for political democratization. Apr 24, · BRUSSELS – EU-Western Balkans Summit, originally scheduled for 6-7 in Zagreb, Croatia, will instead be held as a video conference on 6 , President of e European Council Charles Michel confirmed yesterday in his conclusions following e meeting between EU leaders. According to unofficial information received by EWB, e efforts to enable virtual press participation [ ]. In addition to e reinforced support, e Commission is in its contribution ahead of e EU-Western Balkans’ leaders meeting of 6 also outlining e broad parameters of longer-term support to be presented later is year in e form of an Economic and Investment Plan for e region. , · Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama talks for e media during a joint news conference, following e Western Balkan leaders’ meeting in e sou western town of Ohrid, Nor Macedonia, Sunday . ZAGREB, February 7, - European Council President Charles Michel has convened for February 16 an informal meeting wi Western Balkan countries' leaders which will also be attended by Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenković as e premier of e country presiding over e Council of e European Union. e meeting will also be attended by European Commission President Ursula von der. 27, · Progress following Western Balkans Route Leaders' Meeting Brussels, 27 ober is Sunday, upon e initiative of President cker, leaders representing Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, e former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia met in Brussels at e Commission. , · Western Balkan leaders say ey are committed to work closely and to remove administrative barriers for free movement of goods and people between eir countries. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski) OHRID, Nor Macedonia (AP) — Leaders in e Western Balkans said Sunday at ey are committed to working closely toge er to remove barriers on e. 25, · Top European Union (EU) and European Commission (EC) leaders and officials in attendance at e Western Balkans Route meeting on e . , · Western Balkan Leaders Discuss 'Little Schengen' Project We have launched an initiative or action plan at creates a truly different Balkans an we know: e Balkans . COMMUNICATION FROM E COMMISSION TO E EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, E COUNCIL, E EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND E COMMITTEE OF E REGIONS Support to e Western Balkans in tackling COVID-19 and e post-pandemic recovery Commission contribution ahead of e EU-Western Balkans leaders meeting on 6 . COM//315 final. , · Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic talks to e media during a joint news conference, following e Western Balkan leaders' meeting in e sou western town of . Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama talks for e media during a joint news conference, following e Western Balkan leaders’ meeting in e sou western town of Ohrid, Nor Macedonia, Sunday. Western Balkan leaders met today in Tirana for e Brdo-Bri i summit, an initiative which acts as an important forum for e promotion of dialogue and cooperation between countries of e region in eir pa tods integration in e EU and Euro-Atlantic structures. According to Albanian president, Ilir Meta, who was also e host of e [ ]. 26, · DURRES, Albania (AP) — Prime ministers from Western Balkans countries on Saturday agreed on a road map to deepen eir regional economic cooperation as part of e process for joining e European Union. e agreement was reached at a meeting in e Albanian port city of Durres, where Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama hosted his counterparts from Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and . EU Member States and leaders of e region ided to start e process of establishing e Western Balkans Research Foundation as a self-governing international institution, following e proposal made by e 3rd Joint Science Conference of e Western Balkans Process, held in e , in Paris. 13, · And e European Bank for Reconstruction and Development announced last mon at it will invest €1.1 billion ($1.25 billion) into e Western Balkans is year. European leaders say at. 21, · Rama called on Kosovo and Bosnian leaders to leave e past behind and look for future bridges. Before e meeting e leaders visited e western port city of Durres, one of e most damaged by e . 26 6.4-magnitude ear quake which killed 51 persons and destroyed more an 14,000 buildings. e Commission has also reported on progress made by Greece and Italy in implementing e Hotspot system, and e steps taken by countries on e Western Balkans' route following ober's Leaders Meeting. In is context, e Commission has proposed a temporary suspension of Sweden's obligations under e EU relocation scheme. Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area in e Western Balkans Six. 12 . MEETING DOCUMENT. e leaders of Western Balkans Six (WB6) endorsed e Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in e Western Balkans (MAP), prepared by e RCC, at e Berlin Process summit on 12 y , in Trieste, Italy. , · Western Balkan leaders said ey would meet again on . 21 in Durres, Albania, to fur er discuss improving cooperation. Konstantin Testorides . Leaders of six Western Balkan nations discussed measures to establish a free trade zone to bolster eir chances to join e European Union. All ese countries are at different stages in joining. Opponents of starting talks cite e western Balkans’ deep-seated problems wi corruption, organized crime and poverty and its recent history of conflict. France has emerged as a leading enlargement skeptic, arguing at e EU must deepen integration among existing members and reform unwieldy ision-making processes before it contemplates. 04, · A U.S. envoy for e Western Balkans has described European Union's ision not to open membership talks wi Nor Macedonia and Albania as a historic mistake at sends a bad message for e. 05, · e Western Balkans nations are seeking EU reassurances after some leaders in e 28-member bloc have spoken against fur er enlargement of e bloc, citing e EU's own integration issues. 05, · BRUSSELS Leaders from e European Union and e Western Balkans are set to meet Wednesday at a summit at was first scheduled to focus on anchoring e volatile region to . e next meeting wi in e Berlin Process, which will bring toge er e leaders of e Western Balkans and e European Union, will be held is mon in Bulgaria's capital city Sofia. e leaders are expected to adopt a plan for creating a common regional ket during is meeting taking place on ember , according to e European. 02, · SOFIA – e next meeting wi in e Berlin Process, which will bring toge er e leaders of e Western Balkans and e European Union, will be held on ember in Sofia, Bulgaria, when a plan for creating a common regional ket should be adopted. e EU plan to establish a regional economic community in e [ ]. 29, · PRISTINA – e Prime Minister of Kosovo Avdullah Hoti confirmed at he would attend e meeting of e leaders of e Western Balkans dedicated to e mini-Schengen initiative, which aims to streng en regional cooperation, reports KoSSev. Mini-Schengen was initiated last year by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić and e prime ministers of Albania and Nor Macedonia, [ ]. A European flag is seen outside e EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 6, . (Photo: Agencies) European Union enlargement to take in e Western Balkans will happen sooner or later, despite e divided opinions among EU members and e announcement of a new me odology for accession, analysts said.