Pristina – On 30 March 2017, the National Parliament in Pristine ratified the Agreement on the Establishment of the Western Balkans Fund, becoming the last participant to conclude the internal procedures. The WBF Agreement to be effective soon!

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Tirana, 9-10 March 2017 On March 09-10, 2017, the meeting of the Western Balkans Fund Committee of National Coordinators (WBF CNC) took place at the WBF Secretariat premises, in Tirana. The meeting, attended by all WBF National Coordinators, was chaired by Dr. Gjergj Murra, Executive Director designate of WBF who welcomed the participants and underlined

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WBF Logo Competition – the Winners Tirana, 27 December 2016 The non-winning applications, judged as interesting, will be exposed in a roll-up banner during WBF activities throughout the Region. On October1’st 2016, the WBF Secretariat launched a Call with the object: “Preparation of the WBF Logo”. The Call deadline was on 31 October 2016. During

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On December 22-23, an informal Meeting of Western Balkans Fund Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) took place at the WBF Secretariat premises, in Tirana. The meeting was attended by all WBF CSO members, excepting Sarajevo and also by Mr. Gledis Gjipali, Executive Director of European Movement in Albania (EMA), Mr. Armand Skapi, Director, International Treaties

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4-15 December 2016 In the framework of the technical assistance program, the Western Balkans Fund Secretariat staff participated in a project evaluation and selection training at the International Visegrad Fund premises in Bratislava on 4 -15 December 2016. The purpose of the training was to raise the capacities of the WBF staff concerning grant giving

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Warsaw, 29 November 2016 The annual meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Visegrad Group (V4) and the Western Balkans took place in Warsaw on November 29, 2016, under the Republic of Poland Presidency of the V4. The meeting was also attended by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and

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Belgrade, 15 November 2016 BELGRADE – The National Assembly of Serbia, on 15 November 2016 ratified the Agreement on the establishment of the Western Balkans Fund

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BRATISLAVA, 14 October 2016 A joint meeting of experts from the International Visegrad Fund (IVF) and Western Balkans Fund (WBF) was organized in Bratislava on October14, 2016. The meeting was attended by representatives of V4 and WB6 contracting parties. During the meeting, the V4 experts reiterated their continued interest and support for the Western Balkans

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Skopje, 13 October 2016 Skopje – The Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia, on 13 October 2016, ratified the Agreement on the establishment of the Western Balkans Fund.

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Tirana, 11 October 2016 On October 11, 2016, directors of Strategic Planning at the respective MFAs of the Visegrad countries (Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Hungary), paid a visit to the headquarters of Western Balkans Fund Secretariat in Tirana, where they discussed the V4-WB6 partnership and the importance of making the WBF operational as

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