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The 2021 Slovenian presidency of the Council of EU and the integration of WB

12 October 2021

Last week, the international conference “2021 Slovenian Presidency with the Council of EU, the integration of WB and the role of the Visegrad countries” took place in Ljubjana.

At the event, two papers were presented by prominent Visegrad and Western Balkans experts, “Fundamentals and the regional cooperation in the Western Balkans” and “The conference on the Future of Europe: How can Visegrad be the voice of the Western Balkans.”

At the beginning of the conference, the WBF Executive Director, Mr. Gjergj Murra, delivered a keynote speech via an online connection. He emphasized the importance of setting mechanisms that will contribute to the ongoing trust-building processes between institutions and the think tank community in the region.

“Encouraged by the support and partnership relations of the project with MFA’s in the region, as relevant beneficiaries of your products, let me stress and highlight the advice for keeping as close as possible connections with the focal points in the respective ministries. I firmly believe that Western Balkans Fund may become the natural partner of the initiative, playing an essential role in developing think tanks and their cooperation in the region“, said Murra.

You can see the whole video of the event at this link: