European Western Balkans

Hahn to visit Serbia, Montenegro

Johannes Hahn in Sarajevo; Photo: European Union

BRUSSELS – EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn announced in a statement to Tanjug he would on Wednesday travel to Serbia on a working visit aimed at demonstrating the concrete results of the European integration process to the Serbian citizens.

The visit will have three elements – an investment conference, a tour of the Zezelj Bridge and the works on the access road sections, and then I will also meet with the president and the PM, Hahn said.

When asked by Tanjug if he was going to Serbia with a special message to the authorities and the citizens, Hahn responded the focus of his visit would be to demonstrate “concrete and visible” results.

He said he expected Thursday’s investment conference in Belgrade to encourage the economy, a faster implementation of the idea of a regional market, stabilisation in the region and progress in EU integration.

As stated on the Hahn’s website, he will pay an official visit to Podgorica the following day, June 9.

Commissioner Hahn will visit, together with Montenegro’s Minister of Economy Dragica Sekulić and Minister of European Affairs Aleksandar Andrija Pejović, and project partners CGES and KfW, the construction site of the Lastva Sub-Station of the Trans-Balkan Electricity Corridor. This is a milestone project of the Connectivity Agenda, which will contribute to the creation of the regional electricity market. The event is open to the media.

After the visit of the site, Commissioner Hahn will meet in Podgorica with Prime Minister of Montenegro Duško Marković and Speaker of the Parliament Ivan Brajović.

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