RCC Secretary General Biščević meets EU Commissioner Füle over regional cooperation

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biščević, met in Brussels today with EU Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, to talk about current situation in the region and regional cooperation in view of the last month’s European Commission’s Enlargement Package.

Commissioner Füle and Secretary General Biščević emphasised the need for the Western Balkan countries to tackle more vigorously remaining unresolved issues in order to keep the enlargement momentum.

They discussed effects of the economic crisis on the region and its social impact, and called for a greater regional cooperation and implementation in priority areas, such as infrastructure and transport.

Secretary General Biščević informed Commissioner Füle about the most important achievements of the first year of implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013 in the priority areas of economic and social development, infrastructure and energy, justice and home affairs, security cooperation, building human capital, parliamentary cooperation, and media. He underlined the next week's take-over by the RCC Secretariat of the South East European Investment Committee from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).