Tusk: We are not naive, support for Western Balkans

Donald Tusk; Photo: European Union

BRUSSELS – President of the European Council Donald Tusk stated after the informal meeting of the 27 heads of state or government Friday that the leaders reaffirmed their unequivocal support for the countries in the Western Balkans, and their European perspective.

“Let me start with a short remark on our productive discussion yesterday evening about the Western Balkans. It is clear to all that there are inside and outside forces, trying to destabilise the region. We are not naïve. That is why leaders reaffirmed their unequivocal support for the countries in the Western Balkans, and their European perspective,” he said.

Tusk pointed out that they are also expressed their full commitment to support EU-oriented reforms and projects.

“I hope this positive signal from the EU will be heard in the region,” Tusk concluded.