The next "Open Balkan" conference will be held in Serbia today. The meeting is expected to take place in the Serbian parliament in Belgrade, with EU envoy Miroslav Lajcak also attending.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Edi Rama, US Envoy to the Balkans Gabriel Escobar and Deputy Prime Minister of North Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov will join the online conference.
This initiative for regional cooperation was also supported by the United States of America, the EU and Germany, which issued a statement urgently requesting the signing of the Common Regional Market Agreement before the EU-Balkan Summit on October 6. However, Kosovo, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina are not joining the initiative. The Government of Kosovo, led by Albin Kurti, thinks that the "mini-Schengen" initiative is a visionless initiative for the region.
The next meeting is expected to take place in December in Tirana to declare the so far achievements, promising that after a year and a half there will be no obstacles at the border.