EU-Western Balkans Summit – Poznań 2019

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Publication Date July 2019
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A summit between the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans region was held on 3-5 July at the Poznań International Fair (Poland). During this meeting, the EU confirmed its commitment to strengthen cooperation with the region with a set of concrete measures.

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The Poznań Summit is part of the Berlin process, an initiative of several EU Member States supporting efforts towards strengthening regional cooperation and the European perspective of the Western Balkans.

The  Chair’s conclusions released on 05 July by the Polish Government focus on five separate areas: economy, connectivity, security, good neighbourly relations, as well as reconciliation and outstanding bilateral issues. One of the key messages of the Summit was directed to the EU leaders, who should keep its promise and reach a positive decision on the opening of accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania.

Source Link https://www.gov.pl/web/diplomacy/poznan-summit
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News
European Western Balkans, 02/07/2019: Poznań Summit 2019: From Enlargement policy to Disinformation https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2019/07/02/poznan-summit-2019-from-enlargement-policy-to-disinformation/
Warsaw Institute, 04/07/2019: Think Tank Forum in Poznań https://warsawinstitute.org/think-tank-forum-poznan/
European Western Balkans, 05/07/2019: Polish Government releases Conclusions of the Western Balkans Poznań Summit https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2019/07/05/polish-government-releases-conclusions-of-the-western-balkans-poznan-summit/
Euronews, 05/07/2019: EU-Western Balkans summit: Is enlargement in sight? | Euronews Answers https://www.euronews.com/2019/07/05/eu-western-balkans-summit-is-enlargement-in-sight-euronews-answers
Deutsche Welle, 05/07/2019: Western Balkans: Merkel 'optimistic' about EU accession despite French doubts https://www.dw.com/en/western-balkans-merkel-optimistic-about-eu-accession-despite-french-doubts/a-49480449
Radio Free Europe, 05/07/2019: European Leaders Seek To Reassure Western Balkans On Eventual EU Membership https://www.rferl.org/a/europe-reassures-western-balkans-eu-membership/30038129.html
European Western Balkans, 06/07/2019: Poznań Summit highlights: What has marked the 2019 Berlin Process meeting? https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2019/07/06/poznan-summit-highlights-what-has-marked-the-2019-berlin-process-meeting/

Official
European Commission, Press Release: Western Balkans Summit in Poznań: strengthening links within the region and with the EU, 5 July 2019 http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-19-3669_en.htm

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