Speech by RCC SG at SEECP Summit

Speech by RCC SG at SEECP Summit

13 June 2024 | SPEECH

RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu spoke at the South East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Summit in Skopje on 13 June 2024.

Among other things Bregu said: "EU integration has been the promise and the North Star our region has looked upon for decades, despite the serious blows, disappointments, and sluggish advancements. The past year has seen some progress in the EU enlargement: the opening of accession negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Moldova, and the long-overdue visa liberalisation for Kosovo*. In December last year, yet another EU-Western Balkans Summit was held, which has become a traditional forum to discuss important issues of EU accession, following the successful Berlin Process Summit hosted by Albania. The EU’s Growth Plan for the Western Balkans, supported by a commitment of 6 billion EUR in grants and loans, will stimulate economic growth and socio-economic convergence in our region, providing a significant boost to our EU aspirations."

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

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