A "Marshall Plan" for the Balkans in the Vienna summit
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A "Marshall Plan" for the Western Balkans, which will allow the development of the region which recently is facing a steady flow of immigrants that want to enter EU. This decision is expected to be taken today in the Vienna summit.

The initiative of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to translate into monetary value and for the first time in their history, the Balkan states will present at the table of Chancellor Merkel joint projects of development and energy infrastructure.

The fund for the Balkans, according to Kosovo media, will be billions of euros. This mechanism has been negotiated in last year's summit in Berlin, among the Albanian Prime Minister, Rama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jose Manuel Barroso, when he was President of the European Commission.

And while this fund is likely to be confirmed the same news comes also by the newspaper "Suddeutsche Zeitung". It writes that in the conference of Vienna, they will talk about a Marshall Plan for the region.

"30 heads of state and ministers will be present in the summit to discuss an initiative begun in 2014 in the summit of Berlin", writes the newspaper.

According to the article, another topic will be refugees. ... "No European country can solve this alone", it writes.

Another topic will be that of asylum seekers, where Chancellor Merkel and European Commission leaders are expected to criticize the leaders of the Balkan states for a lack of cooperation. Thus, the latest developments in the region, such as the migration of citizens to the EU countries, will occupy a significant part in the talks with Balkan leaders.

Regional cooperation, migration and religious dialogue, will also be topics of discussion.

Speaking of Albania's participation in the Summit of Vienna Albanian foreign minister Ditmir Bushati, said that Albania will seek support in four main areas, road infrastructure, energy infrastructure, human capital, education and finally tourism.

Tomorrow, in the second day of the Summit, leaders will begin discussions on the construction of the highway Nis - Pristina - Durres, where in the panel will be Prime Minister Rama, Vucic, the commissioner of the European Investment Bank, Hoyer, Commissioner Hahn and President European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Chakrabati. /albeu.com/
Published on: August 26, 2015 - 12:09 pm
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