High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini and Commissioners Hahn and King at the Western Balkans Summit – building stronger links within the region and with the EU

High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn, and Commissioner for the Security Union Julian Kingwill be in London on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 July for the 2018 Western Balkans Summit organised in the framework of the Berlin process.

Leaders and Ministers from ten Member States and from the six Western Balkan partners will attend the Summit. The Summit will focus on increasing economic stability in the region, strengthening security and addressing political and legal issues to foster reconciliation. It will be an opportunity for further advancing the EU perspective of the region. Leading the EU delegation, High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini will, together with Commissioner Hahn,attend the meeting with the Heads of State or Government on Tuesday afternoon. Commissioner Hahn and Commissioner King will attend the meetings with Foreign Ministers and Interior Ministers on Monday. Commissioner Hahn will participate at a Question Time event with the Foreign Ministers, youth and representatives of civil society organisations on Monday and he will deliver a key-note speech at Chatham House on Tuesday which will be available on EbS. Commissioner King will speak at the session on “Cross-cutting security issues”, focusing in particular on the EU’s cooperation with Western Balkan partners in the area of counter-terrorism, cybercrime and radicalisation.Videos and photos of the visit will be available on EbS.