European Western Balkans

Western Balkans discussed during European Council’s meeting, but not mentioned in the conclusions

European Council meeting; Photo: European Union

BRUSSELS – A two-day meeting of the leaders of the European Union concluded today in Brussels. Numerous topics have been discussed, most notably the newest developments concerning Brexit, migration and the developments in the Azov Sea.

According to the High Representative Federica Mogherini, as well as Spokesperson of the Cyprian government, Western Balkans has also been on the Summit’s Agenda. Nevertheless, it hasn’t been mentioned in the Council’s conclusions.

“The leaders will consider the situation in the Western Balkans, as well as other topics prepared by the Foreign Ministers”, said Ms Mogherini for Tanjug on Thursday.

This was also confirmed by the Spokesperson of Cyprian government, who stated today that the country’s Prime Minister Nicos Anastasiades had brought up the subject of Kosovo’s tariffs during the meeting.

The region, however, has not been mentioned in the Council’s conclusions, released today. The topics covered have been MFF, the single market, migration and other items, namely external relations, climate change, security and defence, disinformation, the fight against racism and xenophobia and citizens’ consultations.

The external relations focused on the Russia-Ukraine relations, the upcoming summit with the League of Arab States and EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.

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