Batı Balkan liderler toplantısı 14. iletişim konferansı (english)
Progress following Western Balkans Route Leaders’ Meeting: Fourteenth Contact Points Video Conference
Yesterday, a fourteenth video conference was held between the contact points nominated after the Western Balkans Route Leaders’ Meeting held on 25 October. The objective was to follow up on the agreement reached at the meeting and set out in the Leaders’ Statement. Senior officials from the countries and agencies present at the meeting had a detailed discussion on recent trends concerning external borders and reception capacity. Key points included progress made concerning negotiations between Frontex and Greece to further increase Frontex support at the Greek border with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, efforts to support the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia as regards the management of the border, the outcome of a second video conference held between the national police authorities from all participating countries as well as the outcome of a political level meeting which took place in the margins of the Informal Justice and Home Affairs Council on 25 January between Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Serbia, and Slovenia. Participants also discussed progress as regards the delivery of reception capacity for asylum seekers by the UNHCR in Greece. The next weekly video conference will take place on 3 February.