Western Balkan Summit in Vienna: a further step towards regional cooperation and EU-Integration

Western Balkans Conference, Vienna 2014

Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations will attend the Western Balkans Summit in Vienna together with High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and Vice-President for the Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič.

The Summit will build on the progress made since the Berlin Summit last year, in particular on the connectivity agenda, and will seek to further develop the co-operation between the WB6 in dealing with their common challenges, not least in their EU perspective, and to address current issue which are of common concern for WB6 as well as for the EU.

Commissioner Johannes Hahn will attend the Foreign Ministers meeting to discuss with them current priority issues in regional cooperation, the current migration-related challenges as well as Dialogue of Religions andFight against Extremism.

The following parts of Commissioner Hahn’s programme are opened to media:

Wednesday 26th of August

18:45 – 20:15     Civil Society Forum/Key note speech and Panel Discussion
Ankerbrotfabrik, Absbergasse 27

Thursday 27th of August

08:30 – 10:00    Business Breakfast, Keynote Speech and Discussion with Investors
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wiedner Hauptstraße 63

10:30 – 12:40    Summit: Working Session Ministers of Foreign Affaires, Photo Opportunity at the Beginning
Marble Hall, Minoritenplatz 8

12:55 – 13:00    Joint family photo
Hofburg, Großer Redoutensaal

13:00 – 14:30    Summit Working Lunch hosted by HBP Fischer
Hofburg, Kleiner Redoutensaal

15:10 – 16:00    Keynote Speech at the Energy Community 10th anniversary
Hofburg (Austrian National Library), Josefsplatz 1

16:10 – 17:00    Bilateral Meeting with PM of Montenegro, Mr Milo Đukanović
Hofburg (Austrian National Library)

17:00- 17:15     Doorstep with PM Đukanović
Hofburg (Austrian National Library)