ATHENS – The Berlin Process Western Balkans Summit began in the German capital on Thursday morning, with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis among the participants.
Agreements are expected to be signed on the mutual recognition of identity documents, university and professional degrees. Other central topics of the talks will be the region’s energy security and its “green” energy transition.
The Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia), the European Union, which will be represented by the president of the European Council Charles Michel, the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and EU High Representative for Foreign Policy Josep Borrell, as well as EU member-state leaders, international organisations and representatives of civil society are participating in the summit.
The “Berlin Process” was created in 2014 by the then German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with the aim of promoting the European perspective of the countries of the region.