News archive - Main results from the European Council on 22 March 2018 - conclusions on the Western Balkans

The spring European Council focused on economic affairs, in particular on trade. Heads of state or government also looked at a number of other pressing issues, including the Salisbury attack, Turkey, the Western Balkans and taxation.

EU leaders discussed on the EU-Western Balkans summit, 17 May 2018 as stated in the press release (see below):

  1. Against the background of the Commission Communication of 6 February 2018, the European Council:
  • looks forward to the EU-Western Balkans Summit to be held in Sofia on 17 May 2018, which is expected to focus on reaffirming the European perspective of the region, launching concrete and visible initiatives to improve the physical and human connectivity within the region and with the EU, and addressing how to better engage together on shared challenges such as security and migration;
  • confirms that enlargement will be addressed by the Council in June. 



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

Entry created by Admin on March 28, 2018
Modified on March 28, 2018