High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc will be in Poznań, Poland on 4-5 July to participate at the 2019 Western Balkans Summit organised in the framework of the Berlin process.
Leaders and Ministers from ten EU Member States and from the six Western Balkan partners will attend the Summit which will focus on regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations, youth, security and the rule of law, with special focus on anti-corruption.
The EU delegation will aim at strengthening links within the region and with the European Union by launching new initiatives and programmes to improve transport and energy connectivity and to boost digital transformation.
The EU will also step up its support to socio-economic development and green growth, regional cooperation, good neighbourly relations, and security cooperation.
High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini will, together with Commissioner Hahn, attend the Leaders’ meeting on Friday 5 July.
Commissioner Hahn delivered a keynote speech this morning at the Grand Opening session and attended at the panel “Clean Environment – Green Agenda”.
This afternoon, he will participate at the ministerial session with Ministers of Foreign Affairs first and with Ministers of Economy, he will open the Chambers Investment Forum, a platform of dialogue between the Commission and the businesses in the Western Balkans and will have a press conference (available on EbS).
Commissioner Bulc will participate in a Working Lunch for Ministers of Economy where they will have a discussion on “Getting the Business Environment Right: Strategies, Financing and Connectivity”. She will also take part in a meeting of the Ministers of Economy on “Supporting Mobility: The Connectivity Agenda”.
In the context of Commissioner’s Bulc visit, a number of transport projects of regional nature will be proposed for endorsement, amongst others by the Transport Community, an international organisation for transport cooperation composed of the EU and the six Western Balkan partners.