Western Balkans Summit, Paris

EU-Western Balkans summit: EU leaders adopt declaration

It "reaffirms EU's unequivocal support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans," and states tasks and principles the sides should meet during the process of EU integration.

An annex to the declaration has also been adopted, related to strengthening ties and cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkans.

Hahn: Brussels wants Western Balkan nations in EU

TRIESTE - Brussels wants the Western Balkan countries to become EU member states, one of the key reasons being to keep young people in their countries, EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said in Trieste Wednesday.

Speaking at a Western Balkans Six Summit, held as part of the Berlin Process, Hahn said this would reduce tensions from the past.

Hahn: Positive processes in W. Balkans evident

The Western Balkans Summit in Vienna has confirmed that there are many positive processes in the region, EU Commissioner Johannes Hahn said.

According to him, it also confirmed that a higher level of cooperation between the states is evident, and that they are determined to resolve the bilateral conflicts within the process.