Western Balkans Summit was Held in Paris

Countries ♦ Published: July 8, 2016; 17:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

Following the 2014 Western Balkans Summit in Berlin and the Vienna Western Balkans Summit of August 2015, the third Western Balkans Summit was held in Paris in the context of the ‘Berlin Process’. More than 500,000 of the people with migration background who live in Austria are from the region. Austrian companies have hundreds of branches or subsidiaries in the Western Balkans, which clearly illustrates the very close economic relations.

The Western Balkans Region / Picture: © Google Maps 2018

“The Western Balkans is a region in our immediate vicinity with which we have very close inter-personal, cultural, economic and political ties. Improvement in local quality of life as well as enhancing stability, safety, security and prosperity in the Western Balkans are thus in our most fundamental interest”, Sebastian Kurz pointed out.

“Offering a…