Turkey said today (18 September) that crises in the Middle East and elsewhere made closer co-operation between Ankara and the European Union essential and announced a new programme to revive the country's stalled drive for EU membership.
Before the end of this month, Montenegro will host a meeting of communications ministers of several southeastern European countries, who will consider the possibility of reducing roaming charges in the region, following the EU’s example. EurActiv Serbia reports.
Belgrade believes that the pause in the admission of new EU states during the next mandate of the European Commission, though not encouraging, does not reduce the membership prospects of the Western Balkan countries, which will be able to join the Union after they fulfill all the necessary condit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans on working closely with Western Balkan countries to bring them closer to the EU, a process she initiated by hosting a high profile Western Balkan Conference in Berlin on Thursday (28 August). EurActiv Germany reports.