Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, his North Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic held a virtual meeting on Thursday.
The meeting focused on preparations for the Economic Forum for Regional Cooperation, which will be held on July 29 in Skopje.
The news was announced by the Macedonian Prime Minister, Zoran Zaev, who also published a photo from the meeting through his social network Facebook.
"This is a new, European Balkans," he wrote.
The Economic Forum for Regional Cooperation, in which the countries of the region will participate, is being organized in the framework of the creation of the "Mini Schengen".
According to some well-known American and regional experts, the European Union has lost the battle for the Balkans. Experts propose that in the absence of EU membership, the best way for the region is to create a "Balkan Union".
Meeting at a conference on the future of the Balkans hosted by EURACTIV this week, US analyst George Friedman and former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Passy proposed boosting co-operation and creating a common Balkan market as an alternative for the countries of the Balkans.