The process is an initiative launched by Croatia and Slovenia in 2013 so as to accelerate the EU accession of the six countries of the Western Balkans.
Members of the Brdo-Brijuni Process met in Albania today, where they adopted a joint statement calling on the EU to take into consideration geo-political issues with regard to the accession of Western Balkan countries. They note that the full integration of Western Balkan countries would be important for European stability and therefore called for speedier and more flexible negotiations with those countries.
President Kolinda Grabar Kitarović voiced Croatia’s strong support for the full integration of all six Western Balkan countries. "They say it takes two to tango. On our part, we will keep pushing for it within the EU and NATO. On the other hand you already know which steps you need to take. The music is already playing, and has been playing for quite a long time. We are running out of excuses not to engage with each other. So, let's do it."
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