Kurz to meet Western Balkans Prime Ministers, Zaev cancelled participation

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz this Monday in Vienna is organizing a meeting for Prime Ministers of the Western Balkans which is to be attended by EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn as well as Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel.

The talks will be attended by the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia-Herzegovina Denis Zvizdic, Prime Minister of Kosovo Ramush Haradinaj and Prime Minister of Montenegro Dusko Marovic, Kurz’s cabinet said. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev cancelled his participation at the Vienna meeting due to current political developments in the country.

The meeting will focus on EU perspective of the Western Balkans as well as regional cooperation and bilateral relations.

Joahnnes Hahn is scheduled to give a brief overview of the current regional developments, Gabriel is to talk about digitization efforts in the region and roaming agreement, while Kurz is to present Austria’s plans for the end of EU presidency.