Mogherini: Accelerate reforms in Balkans

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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini called upon all partners from Western Balkans to accelerate essential reforms and take concrete steps towards EU integration.

“As clearly confirmed this year, including by the European Council in March and by President Juncker in his September State of the Union address, 2018 will provide a unique opportunity for the region to make irreversible steps forward in its EU integration, provided that the utmost priority is given to the necessary reforms, in particular on rule of law, justice and fundamental rights“, said European External Action Service (EEAS) in the statement issued after the meeting of Mogherini and Western Balkans Prime Ministers in Brussels.

It also reiterates that High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, hosted an informal gathering with the Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans to discuss the situation in the region and in particular the opportunities to advance the region’s European Union integration in 2018.

All six Prime Ministers, as stated, reiterated their full commitment to continuing to work for the European Union integration process.

“With a renewed dynamic in the EU’s enlargement policy and a chance to make important progress throughout the region, the High Representative underlined the need for all Western Balkans partners to accelerate essential reforms to deliver on their citizens’ expectations and take concrete steps towards EU integration” says the EEAS document.

Source: Radio Television Montenegro