EC President Ursula Von der Leyen during her annual presentation of the EU situation in the European Parliament has stated that she will visit the Balkans, according to media reports.
"Before the end of the month, I will travel to the Balkans to convey our commitment to EU membership. "We owe this to young people who believe in a European future," said Von der Leyen.
The EC President has promised to increase investment in the Western Balkans. "We are increasing investment in the Western Balkans by about a third of the region's gross domestic product. "Investing in the future of the Balkans is an investment for the EU," she said.
Ms. Von der Leyen is expected to pay her visit at the end of September.