The fifth EU-Western Balkans summit begins in London today, bringing together Western Balkans leaders, representatives of the European institutions as well as high officials from nine EU member states. The summit will focus on security, fight against terrorism and organised crime. On the agenda are also regional “priority security issues” such as information exchange and cooperation, trafficking of people, drugs and firearms, as well as the issue of corruption.
In Croatia Addiko Bank’s latest report has kept the growth forecast of Croatia’s economy for 2018 at 3 %, mainly due to higher domestic consumption, record tourist season, fiscal measures and accelerated absorption of EU funds.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and German Chancellor Angela Merkel talked about the results and importance of cooperation for the Western Balkans countries within the framework of the Berlin Process, held in London. Vučić said the Regional Economic Area and the construction of the Niš-Priština highway are important for the Western Balkans.