European Western Balkans

RCC Secretary General discusses organisation's activities with EU officials in Brussels

European Commission; Photo: European Union

BRUSSELS/SARAJEVO – The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanović, was in a two-day visit to Brussels where he met with Thomas Mayr-Harting, Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia in the European External Action Service, and Christian Danielsson, Director General for Enlargement at the European Commission, said the statement published on RCC website. Svilanović also briefed the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) of the European Parliament about the matters of mutual interest for the region.

Svilanovic briefed his Brussels’ interlocutors about the activities RCC is undertaking in the implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019 and the relevance of the actions for the EU enlargement process, the expectations from the forthcoming 2017 Western Balkans Summit, and also about the synergy and cooperation between the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) and RCC.

Danielsson and Svilanović agreed upon a necessity for the EC and RCC to work together in developing and detalizing the concept of single market and regional economic integration agenda in the Western Balkans, especially in light of the upcoming Berlin Process summit in Trieste in mid-2017, reads the statement.

“RCC is committed to serving regional cooperation in South East Europe, upholding an all-inclusive and regionally-owned framework of cooperation, and supporting the SEE governments in their efforts to attain economic growth, sound rule of law, greater stability and better governance, on their path towards the EU,” Svilanović was quoted in the statement.

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