EU Council

"What a 'wonderful' discussion it would be if it weren't for me"

On 16 February, representatives from six Western Balkans countries joined Presidents Michel and von der Leyen, Croatian Prime Minister Plenkovic and High Representative Borrell for a first informal meeting in Brussels to prepare the EU-Western Balkans Summit to be held in Zagreb in May 2020.

Ankara urges EU to reconsider its enlargement policy

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has written a letter to officials in Europe on the European Union's new enlargement policy.

The letter was sent to EU high representative Josep Borrell, Oliver Varhelyi, commissioner for European neighborhood policy and enlargement negotiations, and Gordan Grlic-Radman, Croatia's minister of foreign and European affairs.

ForMin Aurescu: We are witnessing unprecedented increase in anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial

Romania is making significant efforts to become a true regional model in terms of taking responsibility for its past and promoting the Holocaust remembrance, Romania's Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said at a ministerial meeting in Brussels on Sunday of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) organised by the Luxembourg presidency of the organisation.

President Iohannis: Situation in Iraq concerns us because we have many Romanians in the Middle East area

AGERPRES special correspondent Loredana Ciobanu reports: President Klaus Iohannis has stated on Tuesday that he pays a lot of attention to the situation in Iraq and he is constantly in contact with Romanian Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers regarding this topic.

Timeline: A Year of Democracy in Central and Southeast Europe


January 11 - Romania begins a six-month EU Council presidency amid anti-government protests at home and calls from EU leaders to respect the rule of law.

January 17 - Human Rights Watch's World Report 2019 highlights threats to journalists and minority and immigrants' rights as key problems in the Balkans.

Bulgaria is Ready to Accept more Vietnamese Students and Post-Graduate Students

Bulgaria is ready to accept more Vietnamese students and post-graduate students. Our higher education is well known in your country for its quality, many Vietnamese citizens have received Bulgarian diplomas and now hold important positions in public administration and business.

EU policy has failed and in 2020 we will see how many corpses remain under the rubble

As early as in spring, it could be seen how many corpses are left under those ruins.
The EU-Western Balkans Summit is scheduled for May next year in Zagreb. The EU Council formally postponed the decision to open accession talks with Northern Macedonia and Albania in October this year.