EU Connectivity Agenda for the Western Balkans

The European Union has long been strongly engaged in the Western Balkans. Since the Thessaloniki Summit in 2003, it has supported the future of the region as an integral part of the EU. In 2014, on the initiative of several EU Member States, the leaders of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia met in Berlin in a first of a series of summits aimed at reinvigorating regional cooperation and boosting economic development in this important part of Europe.
To support this goal, in 2015 the European Union launched the Connectivity Agenda, an initiative that combines high-level political commitment from both the EU and the region with a financial pledge of EUR 1 billion from EU pre-accession funds linked to reform measures to improve key transport and energy connections. Building on progress made, the Western Balkans Strategy of the European Commission of February 2018, as well as the EU - Westen Balkans Summit in Sofia in May 2018, further enhanced the focus on connecting people in the region in all dimensions: transport, energy, digital, economic and human.

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  • Policy/Strategy


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Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

Entry created by Admin on October 29, 2019
Modified on October 29, 2019