Várhelyi meets Western Balkans leaders in Tirana

Photo: EPA Olivér Várhelyi and Edi Rama.

Neighbourhood and Enlargement Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi is participating today in the Tirana Summit with the Western Balkans leaders, the EU press service reported. They are discussing the implementation of the Economic and Investment Plan, put forward for the region by the Commission last autumn, as well as looking ahead at the Berlin Process Summit with the Western Balkans on 5 July.

The EU's Economic and Investment Plan foresees up to €28bn of investments, in grants, loans and guarantees, to help the Western Balkans with the post-Covid-19 recovery and with the convergence with the EU. The plan also fosters regional integration and cooperation.

The Common Regional Market that the Western Balkans leaders agreed to take forward at the Berlin Process Summit in Sofia last year will unleash the region's growth potential and will, with practical decisions, make life easier for citizens and businesses.

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