The annual meeting of the Brdo-Brijuni Process will be held in Dubrovnik on 15 July 2014. The Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Angela Merkel, will participate in the Leaders’ Meeting as a guest.
This year’s meeting in Dubrovnik is a follow-up of the strategic dialogue of leaders of South-East Europe, which began in this format in Zagreb, on 1 July 2013, and was continued at the Brdo Process meeting with the French President François Hollande at Brdo kod Kranja on 25 July 2013.
Participants of the annual meeting, in addition to the President of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović, and the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, are the President of the Republic Albania, Bujar Nishani; Members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bakir Izetbegović, Željko Komšić, and Nebojša Radmanović; President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanović; President of the Republic of Kosovo, Atifete Jahjaga; President of the Republic of Macedonia, Gjorge Ivanov; and President of the Republic of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolić.
Mr. Harlem Désir, Minister of State for European Affairs, will take part in the meeting on behalf of the President of the French Republic. Mr. Günther Oettinger, European Commissioner for Energy, will take part in the meeting as well.
Topics of this year’s meeting are political situation and relations in the region, continuation of the European Union enlargement policy, key infrastructural projects in this part of Europe (completion of the Adriatic-Ionian motorway, railway corridor) and energy policy.