18, · BRUSSELS – 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, N1 found out from e European Commission. e EC says at e plan is being drafted and e details are being . 06, · 8:44 President of e European Council Charles Michel tweeted: e EU stands shoulder-to-shoulder wi our Western Balkans partners. Today’s EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit focuses on: tackling e Covid-19 pandemic toge er. reaffirming e European perspective of WB. reiterating commitment to EU values & reforms . 23, · e Minister of Justice of Germany and e State Secretary for Home Affairs, representing e Presidency of e Council of e EU, toge er wi e European Commission, met via videoconference on 22 ober wi eir counterparts from e Western Balkans at e annual EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs. Our joint commitment to helping all Western Balkans partners to take irreversible steps ford on eir EU integration pa s stands as firm as ever , e High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini said after meeting e leaders of e Western Balkans partners in e gins of e 73 rd UN General Assembly in New York.Toge er wi Commissioner Johannes Hahn, e High. Political guidelines of e von der Leyen Commission reaffirming e European perspective of e Western Balkans // 4 ember . Transport Community Permanent Secretariat opened in Belgrade // 13 . Western Balkans Summit in Poznań: streng ening links wi in e region and wi e EU // 3-5 y . Western Balkans e European Commission’s Western Balkans Strategy2 of February provided a major boost for e region’s European pa. It reconfirmed e future of e Western Balkans as an integral part of e EU. It reiterated at e prospect of EU membership based on meetingFile Size: 1MB. On 2 April , Mr. Miroslav Lajčák was appointed EU Special Representative for e Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue and o er Western Balkan regional issues. His appointment is testament to e European Union’s desire to intensify e EU-facilitated Dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, and its engagement in e Western Balkans. 16, 2006 · Echoing e Balkans commission report, Jackson ned at e EU's lack of a clear strategy was leading to disillusionment in e region, which he said extreme nationalists were exploiting. e European Commission has announced 3.3 billion euros of European Union financial support, mobilised jointly wi e European Investment Bank, for e Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Nor Macedonia and Serbia). e package aims to address e immediate heal and resulting humanitarian needs of e Covid-19 pandemic as well as help wi [ ]. 06, · Albania is e first of e Western Balkan countries where e European Border and Coast Guard Status Agreement wi e EU has entered into force ( ). e Frontex joint operation, deploying teams toge er wi Albanian border guards at e Greek-Albanian border, has proved successful in streng ening border controls, enhancing security at e EU’s external borders . On 24, Western Balkan Ministers and high level panelists from e region took part in e European Research and In ation Days to discuss e region’s priorities in research and in ation. e session focused on how association to Horizon Europe triggers changes in e R&I ecosystem bringing about wider reforms in e countries, such as evidence-based ision making . e EU is e most important partner of e Western Balkans region and e video conference will underline e significance of e unique EU-Western Balkans relations. In e fight against COVID-19, e European Union and e Western Balkans are united. e summit will provide an opportunity to highlight mutual solidarity and cooperation. EU heads of State and Government and ose of e Western Balkans will ga er on 6 for an EU-Western Balkans' leaders meeting to tackle common challenges. Initially foreseen as a summit in . 01, · As President cker announced in his State of e Union address, e Commission adopted today a strategy for 'A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement wi e Western Balkans', confirming e European future of e region as a geostrategic investment in a stable, strong and united Europe based on common values. 07, · ober 7, e European Commission adopted a comprehensive Economic and Investment Plan for e Western Balkans, which aims to spur e long-term economic recovery of e region, support a green and digital transition, foster regional integration and convergence wi e European Union. 13, · e EU’s Green Agenda for e Western Balkans. e European Commission has recently presented guidelines for e implementation of its Green Agenda for e Western Balkans, contained in e European Green Deal, announcing at e agenda is expected to be endorsed by Western Balkan leaders at a summit in e Bulgarian capital Sofia in ember. 11 e : Over 150 participants from e Western Balkans beneficiaries, e European Commission, Financial Institutions (EIB, EIF, EBRD, CEB, KfW, WBG and AFD), Bilateral Donors from Member States and Norway, e Energy Community Secretariat (ECS), and e WB Enterprise Development and In ation Facility (WB EDIF) attended e two day sessions. e European Commission adopted on 6 ober a comprehensive Economic and Investment Plan for e Western Balkans, which aims to spur e long-term economic recovery of e region, support a green and digital transition, foster regional integration and convergence wi e European Union. ReSPA organized a regional online OGP Western Balkans Meeting jointly wi e OGP (Open Government Partnership) Secretariat and in close consultation wi e OGP National points of contact, on 15-16 ober . e importance of e Meeting was emphasized wi e fact at many countries have been working on development of new commitments. e Commission also adopted today a comprehensive Economic and Investment Plan for e Western Balkans, which aims to spur e long-term recovery of e region, a green and digital transition, foster economic regional cooperation, boost economic grow and support reforms required to move ford on e EU . 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. Apr 21, · European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Statement Brussels, 21 April Today Commissioners Hahn and Commissioner Bulc hosted in Brussels e meeting of e six Prime Ministers from e Western Balkans. e meeting in Brussels built on e Western Balkan 6 ministerial meeting in Pristina on e core transport network for e. Apr 30, · 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. President of e European Commission, Ursula von. e goals of Europe are equally valid for e Western Balkans countries, particularly in view of eir preparations for future EU membership. is convergence wi EU strategy is recognised by e European Commission who has actively encouraged e region to adopt Europe inspired goals to guide eir future socio-economic development. e focus of e ministers’ talks will be on you and civil society in e Western Balkans. In addition to e Berlin Process member-states, representatives of e European Commission, e Regional Cooperation Council and e Regional You Cooperation Office in Tirana (RYCO) will also attend e online meeting in Sofia. 15, · e European Commission is offering hope at summer holiday travel between member states will be possible for tourism by inviting countries ‘to engage in a process of re-opening unrestricted cross-border movement wi in e Union.’ For e purposes of e recommendations, e commission has defined e region covered by e package as ‘all EU Member States [ ]. Balkans wi in e first annual EU – Western Balkans Ministerial meeting on employment and social affairs. Following e meeting, e Trio Presidency and e Commission, recall e Western Balkans strategy, where e European Commission calls for an enhanced engagement of e European Union wi e Western Balkans. 07, · e European Commission has reiterated its commitment to e countries of e Western Balkans, setting out a number of clear and precise recommendations for states seeking to join e European Union in a new report assessing e implementation of fundamental reforms in e region.. According to e EU’s foreign policy chief, Jo Borrell, e citizens of e Western Balkans . 05, · On y 30, e Atlantic Council hosted a meeting of government leaders from e Western Balkans Six at which leaders agreed to practical steps tod economic integration wi in e region and between e region and e European Union. is assessment was promised in e conclusion of at meeting. 06, · Western Balkans European Social Survey Regional Network is convened by e Institute for Social Science in Belgrade for promoting e European Social Survey in e Western Balkans. e focus of e project is on organising workshops, meetings, promotional activities, as well as advocacy tods relevant national ministries. Engaging e Western Balkans in e development and negotiation of e EU’s flagship economic policy will be an important part of addressing e security of is vulnerable region. In partnership, e EU and e countries of e Western Balkans will be able to make a tangible and political difference in a region at is currently beyond e. Miscevic anked e European Commission (EC) for e opportunity to organize and coordinate consultations on e Western Balkans’ Green Agenda (GA WB), which is one of e ree most important regional cooperation processes for e RCC, besides Regional economic Area (MAP REA) and Sou East Europe’s grow Strategy for 2030 (SEE 2030). Recalls at e EU is e largest foreign investor in e region by investing 12,7 billion EUR in foreign direct investments between -. urges e European Commission to put in place a strategic economic and investment plan wi a view to improving competitiveness and sustainable development in e whole Western Balkans region, as e. 2 days ago · Bregu said at some experts say in eir estimates at e Western Balkans will have e worst recession in e past two ades, and it seems at it has already begun. e European Union has done a lot to mitigate e consequences in our region, e Economic and Investment Plan of e EU envisages nine billion euros in grants. 04, · e European Commission recently announced e Economic and Investment Plan, wi a 9 billion euro financial package for e Western Balkans at includes a mix of financial and technical assistance. is is a considerable package, and as part of e family of EU institutions, we expect to take part in e implementation of some of e. e Leaders of Western Balkans endorsed e Multi-annual Action Plan on Regional Economic Area in e Western Balkans , at e Trieste Summit held on 12 y . e MAP REA, whose development was coordinated by e RCC upon request of e Western Balkans’ Leaders and supported by e European Commission (EC), aims to enable unobstructed flow of goods, services, capital and highly . e Commission has now accomplished e renewal of e Enlargement policy of e Commission and e European Union by providing e last missing element, which is e Economic and Investment Plan for e entire Western Balkans region. When is Commission took office, it was its priority from e first day to increase our engagement wi. e current Trio Presidency of e Council of e EU (Romania, Finland and Croatia), toge er wi e European Commission, represented by e European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility ianne yssen, met, in Luxembourg, on 12 of e , e partners from e Western Balkans wi in e first annual EU – Western Balkans Ministerial meeting on. 18, · In light of Covid-19 travel restrictions, e Regional Meeting was organized virtually rough a series of online meetings. e Regional Meeting brought toge er ERP and national IPA coordinators from e Western Balkans and Turkey, representatives from respective EC directorates (DG NEAR, ECFIN, EMPL), EU Delegation Offices, and CEF. Mrs. Ge eva Ruiz Calavera, Director Western Balkans, DG NEAR elaborated on e regional State of Play in e political context and addressed e economic challenges ahead. e Commission will adopt a Communication for an ambitious investment and recovery plan for e region before end-. 27, · laration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration wi in e EU Enlargement Process was adopted wi in e Berlin Process in y . By adopting e laration, e economies committed emselves to continue and fur er enhance efforts to achieve equality and full integration of e Roma, as part of regional cooperation and e. e Berlin Process is an initiative aimed at stepping up regional cooperation in e Western Balkans and aiding e integration of ese countries into e European Union. It was launched on ust 28, by e German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In addition, ey also discussed e progress and future perspectives on eir respective pa s tods e EU. Tonight, Federica Mogherini will attend a meeting wi e Western Balkans’ leaders as well as Slovenia and Croatia, organised by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and . Feb 05, · Ursula von der Leyen, President of e European Commission, delivers a speech during a plenary session of e 50 annual meeting of e World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday. Transnational Terrorism, Organized Crime and Peace-Building: Human Security in e Western Balkans. Wolfgang Benedek, Christopher Daase, Vojin Dimitrijević, Petrus van Duyne (eds.). download. B–OK. Download books for free. Find books.