The Award is being presented “for demonstrating extraordinary efforts in bringing his country and the region closer to the EU, promoting the spirit of cooperation and peace in regional affairs, with a special emphasis on normalization of relations between Greece and North Macedonia, as well as an exemplary support for democratic reforms and overcoming the burden of the past in the Western Balkans”.
“As Europe is not complete without the Western Balkans, so the media scene in the region would not be complete without the European Western Balkans – always present, timely and focused on the things that matter – a shared EU future. Congratulations on the completion of 5 successful years EWB! Let’s boost the transformative process together and celebrate the completion of the European story of the Balkans, the sooner the better!”, stated MFA Nikola Dimitrov.
The Award will be presented to Foreign Minister Dimitrov upon his return from official visits to the capitals of the EU Member States.