Belgium, May 6:
European union leaders host a summit with six balkan countries later day.
In the fight against COVID-19, the European Union and the Western Balkans are united and the EU-Western Balkans Zagreb Summit of May 6 will not discuss the EU enlargement, the Council of the EU announced.
The summit is expected to acknowledge the countries’ cooperation in the Western Balkans during the crisis, and discuss the EU long-term support in the form of an Economic and Investment Plan for the region.
The General Affairs Council, comprising of foreign ministers of members states, is expected to adopt conclusions on enlargement in June.
The summit itself a message to say ” We want you to join” said a Senior EU diplomat. But ” we will also say that you cannot pander to the Chinese and Russian when it suits you”.