The Western Balkans European Union integration will be one of the priorities of the Italian Presidency, as Minister for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini asserted in her address for the opening of the Western Balkans Integration Forum that began today in Dubrovnik Croatia.
“This is a perfect occasion on which to confirm Italy’s deep commitment to the Western Balkans’ integration. We intend to see to it that real progress is made over the next six months”, she said.
“I believe it is essential to build on the achievements of recent years. It could still take time, but we must go forward, and not only in the interests of the region’s countries but also of the EU and the international community”, she assured, “enlargement is an instrument for promoting peace, stability and growth for everyone. It is not a challenge but a political investment”.