The Western Balkans Conference Which Led to Row Over Worsening Refugee Crisis

Published: February 26, 2016; 18:00 · (Vindobona)

Convened on the initiative of Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz and Austrian Minister of the Interior Johanna Mikl-Leitner, the Western Balkans conference “Managing Migration Together” was held at the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Vienna. 18 foreign and interior ministers from the Western Balkans attended the conference. The participants included the foreign and interior ministers of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.

Kurz and Mikl-Leitner: 18 Foreign and Interior Ministers from the Western Balkans met at the Federal Ministry of the Interior / Picture: © Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Alongside Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz and Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner, the Foreign and Interior Ministers of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia took part in the conference, which sought to promote the closest possible coordination with the affected countries regarding the current migration…

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