Today marked the beginning of the seventh summit of the 16 Prime Ministers from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe with the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China (16 + 1). The Summit, taking place in Sofia today and tomorrow, will look at the continuing integration of the participating countries with the focus on areas for economic cooperation in 2018: high-tech, investment, industrial partnerships, joint projects, infrastructure construction, agriculture and tourism.
In SEESAC’s new report, Saudi Arabia is still one of the largest arms purchasers in the Balkans. The latest SEESAC annual arms export document for Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Albania and North Macedonia reveals that those countries sold Saudi Arabia more than EUR 118m of weapons and ammunition in 2016. The report also shows that Turkey is also increasingly interested in weapons from the Balkans. Since 2011, BiH has earned nearly EUR 7m from exporting ammunition to Turkey.
The coalition in Bar municipality in Montenegro has been agreed. According to CdM, it will be between DPS, SD, BS and Citizens Group Biram Bar. The coalition agreement will be signed tomorrow.