The summit of the countries of the Western Balkans, which is being held today in the Austrian capital Vienna aims to establish better regional cooperation, which will result in a higher degree of economic cooperation and development in the area, said the European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, Johannes Hahn, on the eve of the Vienna conference.
The European Commissioner said that the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, during last night’s meeting with NGOs that was organized on the eve of the summit, which was also attended by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, said that “a year ago he was suspicious that something similar would ever happen.”
“Bilateral and multilateral meetings are held in a completely normal manner now. It is a clear sign that now a new impetus is needed, and we want to achieve greater connectivity in the transport sector. The regional interconnectivity of the Western Balkans with the EU is a priority. The Western Balkans and better communication with Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece will provide a degree of progress in every respect, “said Han.
He announced that this year for projects in the field of transport infrastructure will be allocated 600 million euros, 200 million of which refers to funds provided by the EU.
With all credit arrangements, the European Union is planning to invest about one billion euros in infrastructure projects in the coming period.
“It is very important that the High Commissioner for Foreign and Security Policy of the EU Federica Mogherini supports the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo. A huge step forward in this process has been mad. We expect very soon the initiation of the negotiation of the EU on Serbia’s membership,” said Han.
Izvor: RTV Montenegro