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Third #EUWesternBalkansMediaDays – EU reaffirms comprehensive support to media freedom in the region

Third #EUWesternBalkansMediaDays – EU reaffirms comprehensive support to media freedom in the region

| September 16, 2019

At the third EU-Western Balkans Media Days taking place from 12-13 September in Podgorica, Montenegro, the European Commission confirmed its support to the region with new initiatives focusing on media accountability, literacy and governance, judicial expertise on freedom of expression and promotion of reconciliation and regional cooperation. This is part of the EU’s firm support to […]

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#WB6 – European forces co-operate to fight crime in Western Balkans

#WB6 – European forces co-operate to fight crime in Western Balkans

| September 9, 2019

The Joint Action Day (JAD) Western Balkans 2019 is an international operation, involving 6 758 law enforcement officers: 6 708 officers on the ground and 50 officers in the Operational Centre at Europol’s headquarters. Law enforcement officers from 30 countries, as well as 8 agencies and international organizations teamed up to tackle the 4 EMPACT (European […]

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EU co-funded #SarajevoFilmFestival puts Western Balkans on the big screen

EU co-funded #SarajevoFilmFestival puts Western Balkans on the big screen

| August 15, 2019

On 16 August, the 25th edition of the Sarajevo Film Festival, co-funded by the EU, will kick off in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, bringing together over 100,000 spectators and filmmakers to celebrate regional, European and international cinema at the biggest film festival of the region. The European Union supports the thriving film scene of the […]

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European Parliament reaffirms EU path of #WesternBalkans

European Parliament reaffirms EU path of #WesternBalkans

| December 3, 2018

The European Parliament has reconfirmed the European path of the Western Balkans by adopting the European Commission’s Annual Reports on Serbia, Kosovo, FYROM, Albania and Montenegro. The EPP Group welcomes their continuous efforts to fulfil the criteria for integration into the EU. Of those, Serbia and Montenegro are now negotiating their accession to the EU, […]

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Members of national parliaments and of the European Parliament join forces to fight #Antigypsyism in Europe

Members of national parliaments and of the European Parliament join forces to fight #Antigypsyism in Europe

| October 22, 2018

For the first time, members of national parliaments were invited by the European Parliament to discuss the fundamental rights of Roma and fighting antigypsyism. The Alliance against Antigypsyism urged MPs from across the European Union and the Western Balkans to work on increasing political will in their countries to combat antigypsyism and contribute to building […]

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Radicalization threat runs risk of undermining #Balkans links with West

Radicalization threat runs risk of undermining #Balkans links with West

| September 27, 2018

The continuing threat posed by extremism and Islamic radicalization in the Western Balkans countries runs the risk of undermining the region’s ambitions for forging ever closer links with the West, a conference in Brussels was told, writes Martin Banks. It heard that the ongoing threat from so-called Islamic State, which remains a pervasive influence in […]

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European Union strengthens its support to media freedom and young journalists in #WesternBalkans

European Union strengthens its support to media freedom and young journalists in #WesternBalkans

| September 20, 2018

The EU stepped up its support to media freedom and development in the Western Balkans, with a focus on media accountability, funding, capacity building, regional co-operation and young journalists. This was confirmed at the second EU-Western Balkans Media Days conference on 17-18 September in Skopje. European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn said: […]

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