Mogherini meets with Western Balkan leaders
The European Union’s foreign affairs chief, Federica Mogherini, hosted the leaders of the Western Balkans partners on 29 October in Brussels for a working dinner, during which they exchanged views on EU-Western Balkans relations, neighborly relations and developments in the region, New Europe reports.
They reviewed what has been achieved over the past five years, reflected on the shared challenges ahead, and agreed that the EU integration of the Western Balkans continues to be a key strategic objective.
Both sides expressed regret over the decision of the European Council not to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. In this context, Western Balkans leaders confirmed their commitment to the EU perspective, and to the reforms it requires.