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Tirana Connectivity Forum, Rama: Enlargement must be supported for transformation! 'Open Balkans', implementation of the Berlin Process

  • 10/7/2021 3:37 PM
Tirana Connectivity Forum, Rama: Enlargement must be supported for transformation! 'Open Balkans', implementation of the Berlin Process

The 7th Connectivity Forum with the countries of the Western Balkans and Europe is being held in Tirana. The joint cooperation efforts of 6 countries of Southeast Europe in the current commitment of recovery and growth after COVID-19 turns out to be on the focus.The Western Balkans should be supported for the transformation ', said Prime Minister Edi Rama during his speech at the Forum.

Rama said that the enlargement and membership of the Western Balkans is less and less rhetoric of the European Union. According to him, the enlargement process can take a long time.
The awareness that remains is increasingly about the importance of the Western Balkans, about its position, about the very reasons for protecting Europe from illegal immigration. It brings the idea that the Western Balkans should further support the transformation process. One of the important instruments that the EU has identified as the engine to push transformation forward is the economic plan. We are clear about the situation and want to do our best. "The Western Balkans should be supported for the transformation", said Rama

He also touched on the 'Open Balkans' initiative, stressing that it is the implementation unit of the Berlin Process. According to Rama, the Berlin Process has a problem, the authorship is outside the Balkans, while emphasizing that internal commitment is needed. Therefore, according to the Prime Minister, a region without barriers is the right path to go.

The theme of the 7th edition of the Infrastructure Liaison Forum with the countries of the Western Balkans and Europe describes the joint cooperation efforts of the 6 countries of Southeast Europe in the current commitment of recovery and growth after COVID-19.

/Klara Ruci/