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13 MAR 2012

Regional cooperation in South East Europe, EU membership focus of 4th RCC anniversary celebration

Regional Cooperation Council marked its fourth anniversary at the panel discussion ‘From ownership to responsibility: Regional cooperation in South East Europe and EU membership’, on 14 March 2012 in Sarajevo, BiH. (Photo RCC/Dado Ruvic)

Regional Cooperation Council marked its fourth anniversary at the panel discussion ‘From ownership to responsibility: Regional cooperation in South East Europe and EU membership’, on 14 March 2012 in Sarajevo, BiH. (Photo RCC/Dado Ruvic)

SARAJEVO – The 4th anniversary of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) will be marked in Sarajevo tomorrow with a panel discussion From ownership to responsibility: Regional cooperation in South East Europe and EU membership.

The panellists will include Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General; Peter Sorensen, Head of the European Union Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina; Dusko Lopandic, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, current Chair-in-Office of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP); Franz Kaps, Member of the Board of the Southeast Europe Association and former director of the World Bank Programme for South East Europe; and Azra Hadziahmetovic, Professor at the Faculty of Economy in Sarajevo. A discussion and a cocktail reception will follow the presentations.

The event will be an opportunity to discuss prospects for strengthening the complex processes of regional cooperation, including the necessity to assume greater responsibility, also in relation to requirements of the EU enlargement policy in this part of Europe and the future role of the Regional Cooperation Council in that respect.

The Regional Cooperation Council was established in Sofia on 27 February 2008. It promotes mutual cooperation and European and Euro-Atlantic integration of South East Europe in order to inspire development in the region to the benefit of its people.

Journalists are invited to the panel, followed by a cocktail reception, on Wednesday, 14 March 2012, as of 17.30 hours, at the Holiday Inn hotel, Zmaja of Bosne 4, 71000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Panelists’ speeches:

The views expressed in the speeches below belong solely to the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Regional Cooperation Council and its Secretariat. The RCC Secretariat is not responsible for the content of the speeches.

  • Peter Sørensen, Head of European Union Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Azra Hadžiahmetović, Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Professor at the Faculty of Economy in Sarajevo
  • Duško Lopandić, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, current Chair-in-Office of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP)
  • Franz Kaps, Member of the Southeast Europe Association, Munich, and former Director of the World Bank Programme for South East Europe (SEE)
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