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Report on the Activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 15 May 2020 – 1 October 2020

Report on the Activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 15 May 2020 – 1 October 2020

19 OCT 2020 | REPORT

The Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is submitted by the RCC Secretary General to the RCC Board in line with Article 15 of the Statute of the RCC. It covers the period between 15 May 2020 – 1 October 2020.

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RCC Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General for European Western Balkans:  In times like these anchored cooperation-bashkepunim-saradnja-suradnja-сoработка-сарадња, takes on more importance

RCC Secretary General and Deputy Secretary General for European Western Balkans: In times like these anchored cooperation-bashkepunim-saradnja-suradnja-сoработка-сарадња, takes on more importance

10 OCT 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

"Economic impact is not falling short either. It’s enough to go to the nearest shopping mall, look around and count how many stores have already been closed. This is just one domino in the entire effect – bringing down jobs and unemployment in the region by 15% from March to July this year. Especially hard hit is the youth, whose unemployment rose by 27%, bringing the number of unemployed young people to almost 800,000, while women unemployment reached 53%."

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Secretary General for EWB: Western Balkans can not lose another decade marked with new instabilities

Secretary General for EWB: Western Balkans can not lose another decade marked with new instabilities

14 SEP 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

European Western Balkans (EWB), a regional web portal specialized in European integration process of the Western Balkans, published an interview with RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu on regional initiative “Green Corridors”, an initiative "achieved in times of big crisis. Western Balkans 6, the Regional Cooperation Council, the Transport Community Treaty Secretariat and CEFTA, with the support of the European Commission and our bordering EU member states, helped governments in the region to set and open a very much needed measure in the given situation to maintain the flow of goods, especially food, medicines and medical equipment within the region and between the region and the EU in the time of lockdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak. "


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RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu for Deutsche Welle

RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu for Deutsche Welle

11 SEP 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Deutsche Welle published an interview with RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu.

Among other things Bregu said: "Any initiative that takes economic co-operation forward is always welcome and worth discussing. However, on the other hand, I think there is room in the Western Balkans to include all those good ideas that may come from initiatives, such as the so-called Mini-Schengen initiative, in this very framework of the Regional Economic Area on which we have been working for several years."

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Youth Lab Capacity Building Guidelines

Youth Lab Capacity Building Guidelines

03 SEP 2020 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

The Capacity Building Instrument is a mechanism of the Western Balkans Youth Lab Project (hereinafter: WBYL) that aims to complement regional activities with additional support to the National Youth Councils, where they are established, and Youth Umbrella Organisations, where youth council at the central level is absent, in order to help their transformation and advance their role in contributing towards development of youth policies.

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Youth Lab Technical Assistance Guidelines

Youth Lab Technical Assistance Guidelines

03 SEP 2020 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

The Technical Assistance Instrument is a mechanism of the Western Balkans Youth Lab Project (hereinafter: WBYL) that aims to complement regional activities with additional support to the Project beneficiaries in order to strengthen their policy and administrative capacities in the different stages and processes related to the youth policy development and implementation and participation of youth in decision making.

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Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the RCC on 1st edition of Balkathon and future plans in an interview for Albanian Business Magazine

Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the RCC on 1st edition of Balkathon and future plans in an interview for Albanian Business Magazine

10 AUG 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

"Encouraging innovative ideas, promoting digital solutions and creating room for the introduction of new ideas are the daily efforts on the part of RCC, its mindset not only in terms of thinking but also in terms of acting. It goes without saying that Covid-19 did provide an incentive, for instance when realizing how much more the private sector was using digital solutions. The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) found its inspiration for Balkathon in the efforts made by EU Member States and Western Balkan economies to adjust their way of life in light of the new reality, starting off with the printing of 3D masks, the creation of online teaching and learning platforms, the creation of applications that facilitate online shopping, etc."

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Milena Filipovic: Connecting regional tourism offer through culture tourism in Western Balkan

Milena Filipovic: Connecting regional tourism offer through culture tourism in Western Balkan

06 AUG 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Ms. Milena Filipovic the Expert on Cultural Tourism for the Triple P Tourism Project implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and funded by the European Union, in the latest interview for the Bosnian Federal News Agency, FENA, discussed the importance of the tourism development and promotion in the six Western Balkan economies throughout joint regional cultural and adventure tourism offer.

As an Expert on Cultural Tourism, Ms. Filipovic emphasized that the aim of the project is to present and adequately valorise the richness and diversity of both cultural and natural heritage that the Western Balkan region can indeed take pride in, representing significant development resource.

The entire interview can be found bellow.

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Orhan Usein: While one out of four young people in the region is in limbo, this is true for three out of four Roma

Orhan Usein: While one out of four young people in the region is in limbo, this is true for three out of four Roma

24 JUL 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Croatian web portal Phralipen published an interview with Orhan Usein, Team Leader of the RCC's Roma Integration project. Usein spoke about achieved results, outcomes , goals and upcoming actvities the Declaration of Roma Integration, signed last year during the Western Balkans Summit in Poznan. Among other things, Usein also spoke about current situation of Roma in the Western Balkans, challenges they face, especially in the light of recent coronavirus outbreak.

The entire interview in Croation and English can be find bellow.

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It is our duty to fight discrimination wherever we see it, Article by Orhan Usein, Team Leader of Roma Integration 2020 project on the occasion of the first anniversary of Poznan Declaration

It is our duty to fight discrimination wherever we see it, Article by Orhan Usein, Team Leader of Roma Integration 2020 project on the occasion of the first anniversary of Poznan Declaration

07 JUL 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

"The discrimination of minorities is a pandemic worse than the coronavirus, as it has managed to rule the world for a lot longer. As well as the virus, it mutates, takes on new forms, and finds many different ways to inhibit the population.

Dehumanisation, degradation, segregation, humiliation – these are the experiences that Roma in Western Balkans face almost every day. Their rights have been denied for years, and the acknowledgment of the problem and serious actions have been to a great extent absent. ", said, among other things, Orhan Usein, Team Leader of Roma Integration 2020 project, implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) with the financial support of the European Union and the Open Society Foundations

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2019-2020

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2019-2020

25 JUN 2020 | REPORT

This Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period April 2019 – April 2020. It outlines main RCC activities and achievements in the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period.

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Balkan Barometer 2020: Covid-19 impact assessment

Balkan Barometer 2020: Covid-19 impact assessment

24 JUN 2020 | SURVEY

Following the annual issue of the Balkan Barometer survey, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) initiated additional analysis to observe more closely sentiments and perceptions of the general public and the business community in the context of recent developments deriving from COVID-19. In this respect, RCC engaged in data collection and data processing as a basis for snap-shot analysis of the attitudes, experiences and perceptions on the recent developments in six economies.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2020: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2020: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

24 JUN 2020 | SURVEY

Balkan Barometer 2020 - the 6th edition of the RCC of the annual business opinion survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council to gather and interpret data spanning a number of thematic areas and topics. The Barometer examines both the region’s perceptions of today, and its expectations for tomorrow, giving voice to the SEE’s business community as well as its citizens at large.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2020: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2020: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

24 JUN 2020 | SURVEY

Balkan Barometer 2020 - the 6th edition of the annual public opinion survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council to gather and interpret data spanning a number of thematic areas and topics. The Barometer examines the region’s perceptions of today, and its expectations for tomorrow, giving voice to the SEE’s business community as well as its citizens at large.

The Balkan Barometer: Public Opinion Survey carries perceptions of the citizens at large, examining their views of the current situation and future expectations.

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RCC SG speech at the presentation of Balkan Barometer 2020 on 24 June 2020

RCC SG speech at the presentation of Balkan Barometer 2020 on 24 June 2020

24 JUN 2020 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Introductory remarks by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council Majlinda Bregu on the ocassion of Balkan Barometer 2020 launch held in a form of webinar on 24 June 2020

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Balkan Barometer - COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment Infographics

Balkan Barometer - COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment Infographics

23 JUN 2020 | BROCHURE

The Balkan Barometer 2020 edition presents for the first time the perception and sentiments on COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment. COVID19 pandemic Impact Assessment infographics booklet features some of the defining opinions of our citizens and business on jobs, economy and recovery in regard to the COVID 19 pandemic and lockdowns.

The entire BB survey is available at www.rcc.int/balkanbarometer

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2020 - INFOGRAPHICS

BALKAN BAROMETER 2020 - INFOGRAPHICS

22 JUN 2020 | BROCHURE

BALKAN BAROMETER is an annual survey of public opinion and business sentiments in six Western Balkans economies, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), which examines aspirations and expectations on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends & regional and European integration.
BALKAN BAROMETER’S 2020 infographics booklet features some of the defining thoughts of Western Balkans citizens and businesses on prevailing issues facing the region.
The entire BB survey is available at www.rcc.int/balkanbarometer

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Network of Open Research Infrastructures

Network of Open Research Infrastructures

22 JUN 2020 | BROCHURE

The Regional Cooperation Council is establishing a Network of Open Research Infrastructures in the Western Balkans. Unique Opportunity for all Public Research Organisations to get involved in shaping the Network

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Viral slowdown, Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

Viral slowdown, Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

19 JUN 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Article by the RCC SG on the effects of coronavirus on employment in the Western Balkans.

"According to ILO estimates, in the second quarter of 2020 the Western Balkans will lose 11.6% of hours worked due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is equivalent to more than 800,000 employment losses and could almost entirely wipe out the gains in employment the region has accumulated since 2012."

"While ensuring the health of the population is of utmost priority, economic measures need to be implemented hand in hand in order to preserve employment through subsidies and financial support or to compensate for the loss of jobs or economic activity.

Any economic and employment support scheme in the Western Balkans should also be accompanied by incentives to tackle some of the existing labour market challenges, such as for instance supporting the transition from undeclared into declared work as well as reskilling and upskilling the workforce in order to prepare them better for a continuously evolving labour market."

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Digital is the future, minus the dark side…. , Op-ed by Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General

Digital is the future, minus the dark side…. , Op-ed by Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General

04 JUN 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

"The lockdown brought high unemployment rate rise in the Western Balkans, between 5% and more than 30%. But without modern technologies that enabled working from home and saving jobs, that number would have been even higher. 38% of our citizens see COVID-19 pandemic as a threat to their job or jobs of their family members and 35% are impatient to get back to work, the latest data from RCC's Balkan Barometer show."

The Western Balkans (WB) Digital transformation agenda 2021-2024, financed by the European Union, is under preparation and will be the backbone for the socio-economic recovery of WB, strongly and timely anchored with the EU recovery efforts.

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With Proven Potential for Innovation, Youth are Our Greatest Investment Opportunity

With Proven Potential for Innovation, Youth are Our Greatest Investment Opportunity

22 MAY 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

With Proven Potential for Innovation, Youth are Our Greatest Investment Opportunity, Article by Adem Gashi, Team Leader of the RCC Western Balkans Youth Lab Project

"There is no crystal ball to tell the fortune, but it’s crystal clear that by involving youth in decision making, the region will have a better future"

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RCC Secretary General for Radio Free Europe (RFE)

RCC Secretary General for Radio Free Europe (RFE)

05 MAY 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

“Implementation of initiatives to strengthen cooperation amongst the [Western] Balkans Six economies would create conditions for better life of our citizens. What might save us from pains is for the political leaders and experts to say, because coronavirus pandemic is an abnormal situation that comes with abnormal risks. Cooperation is vital and I believe we all got the idea that solo play will bring us nowhere,” said, among other things, RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu in Radio Free Europe’s (RFE) article dubbed “Economic cooperation in Western Balkans: Solo play will bring us nowhere” analyzing the effects COVID-19 pandemic will have on the economy of Western Balkans.

The full article including the original answers to RFE questions provided by the RCC SG is available in the document.

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INFODEMIC - spreading fake news is almost as dangerous as spreading the virus; Op-ed by Amer Kapetanovic, Head of Political Department (RCC)

INFODEMIC - spreading fake news is almost as dangerous as spreading the virus; Op-ed by Amer Kapetanovic, Head of Political Department (RCC)

03 MAY 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

"A false story reaches people six times faster than a true one. Especially in crises there is an increased tendency of part of the population to trust the rumors rather than the official information, which is a consequence of an emotional reaction to fear. Then this information is shared further and most of them do it without a bad intent but simply because they are not informed enough to recognize unverified information, which can cause serious problems to the whole society."

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1st of May 2020: Not the Labour Day as We Know It, Article by Nand Shani, Team Leader of ESAP 2

1st of May 2020: Not the Labour Day as We Know It, Article by Nand Shani, Team Leader of ESAP 2

30 APR 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Article on the occasion of 1 May, Labour Day

1st of May 2020: Not the Labour Day as We Know It
Coronavirus in the Western Balkans: Testing immunity of the world of work

By Nand Shani, Team Leader of Employment and Social Affairs Platform Project (ESAP 2), implemented jointly by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), funded by the EU

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Tanja Miscevic, RCC's Deputy Secretary General for the European Western Balkans (EWB)

Tanja Miscevic, RCC's Deputy Secretary General for the European Western Balkans (EWB)

29 APR 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) spoke to European Western Balkans (EWB) about the priorities of regional cooperation at the time of the pandemic, economic recovery plans and cooperation between RCC and the governments of the region, as well as the support the EU has provided for the Western Balkans.

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Majlinda Bregu, RCC SG's interview for N1 about the Western Balkans during & after COVID-19 pandemic

Majlinda Bregu, RCC SG's interview for N1 about the Western Balkans during & after COVID-19 pandemic

26 APR 2020 | VIDEO INTERVIEW

Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) talks to N1 TV in an online interview about life in the Western Balkans during the corona virus pandemic, its effects on the tourism sector, Green Corridors and the EU integration of the region

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REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT

REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT

12 MAR 2020 | REPORT

The Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is submitted by the RCC Secretary General to the RCC Board in line with Article 15 of the Statute of the RCC. It covers the period between 15 October 2019 – 1 March 2020.

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Article by Al Jazeera Balkans featuring statement by the RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu on Western Balkans Digital Agenda

Article by Al Jazeera Balkans featuring statement by the RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu on Western Balkans Digital Agenda

12 MAR 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Secretary General of the Reginal Cooperation Council Majlinda Bregu for Al Jazeera Balkans on the topic of development and usage of e-services and cybersecurity and digital literacy in the region: "According to our Balkan Barometer 2019, more than 76% of the WB citizens say they use internet, but only 4% say they are paying bills online, and just 2% use government e-services. According to same data majority, 58% of businesses in WB see digitalisation of public services as the key avenue for increasing transparency and predictability of government conduct.”

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Final Operational Conclusions Meeting on Interoperability and Trust Services

Final Operational Conclusions Meeting on Interoperability and Trust Services

28 FEB 2020 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The representatives from the Western Balkans institutions responsible for interoperability and trust services gathered on 27 February 2020, in Podgorica to discuss the potentials for a joint approach in the area of interoperability with the aim to launch concrete deliverable(s) during the Western Balkans Digital Summit 2020.

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Speech by RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu at the Western Balkans Competitiveness and Innovation Accelerator kick-off meeting

Speech by RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu at the Western Balkans Competitiveness and Innovation Accelerator kick-off meeting

21 FEB 2020 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

"Without a strategic innovation function that can enhance the capacities to incubate and accelerate the new technologies, companies in this region will continue to stockpiling undeveloped inventions and this will not return in an investment. "
The RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu delivered the speech at the Western Balkans Competitiveness and Innovation Accelerator kick-off meeting held on 21 February in Tirana, Albania.

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My “whack a mole” questions on Innovation, Op-ed by Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General

My “whack a mole” questions on Innovation, Op-ed by Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General

19 FEB 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu on the necessity of investing in innovation as the engine of the economic growth in the region: "I am still wandering how good we, from this region are in finding the needle in the haystack of vast pools of innovation and technology?
The right needle I mean, the one that can help us spot anomalies in this global reshape of economies, called 4th industrial revolution?!
What novelty is fit for us to help our region change dramatically from a laggard in innovation into a competitive one and get more from these “game of zones” in technological upshift?"

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Talking Points by the RCC Secretary General at the International Donors’ Conference “Together for Albania”

Talking Points by the RCC Secretary General at the International Donors’ Conference “Together for Albania”

17 FEB 2020 | DECLARATION/DECISION

Talking points and pledge by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Majlinda Bregu at the International Donors’ Conference “Together for Albania”, held in Brussels on 17 February 2020 and organised by the EU, aiming to support reconstruction efforts after the earthquake that struck Albania at the end of November 2019.


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Western Balkans Roaming Policy Meeting Operational Conclusions

Western Balkans Roaming Policy Meeting Operational Conclusions

29 JAN 2020 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The Western Balkan Roaming Policy meeting was held on 28 January 2020 in Brussels. The meeting gathered representatives from Western Balkan economies coming from ICT ministries and Regulatory Authorities, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), and representatives from European Commission DGs

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Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council Majlinda Bregu for Euronews Albania

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council Majlinda Bregu for Euronews Albania

24 JAN 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council Majlinda Bregu spoke to Euronews Albania on meaning, importance, successes and challenges of the Regional Economic Area.

The entire interview is avaliable at the following link https://euronews.al/al/aktualitet/2020/01/23/majlinda-bregu-shpresoj-qe-marreveshja-ps-pd-te-mos-jete-vetem-per-paqe-mes-aktoreve-te-politikes

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The air pollution is killing us: Article by the RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu for FENA News Agency

The air pollution is killing us: Article by the RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu for FENA News Agency

16 JAN 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the article for FENA News Agency, the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Majlinda Bregu reiterates the importance of addressing the air pollution in the region, as it continuously jeopardises health and wellbeing of the citizens. Many Western Balkans cities occupy the tops of the lists of the most polluted cities in the world and decisive actions to mitigate air pollution are necessary.

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Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Majlinda Bregu for “Vijesti”

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Majlinda Bregu for “Vijesti”

09 JAN 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

INTERVIEW: Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Majlinda Bregu for “Vijesti”

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Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Majlinda Bregu in the EU Scream podacst on the EU perspective of the Western Balkans

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Majlinda Bregu in the EU Scream podacst on the EU perspective of the Western Balkans

09 JAN 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Secretary General of the regional Cooperation Council Majlinda Bregu in the EU Scream podacst on the EU perspective of the Western Balkans

https://euscream.com/macrons-ugly-side/

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RCC Secretary-General Majlinda Bregu's interview to the Albanian magazine Monitor

RCC Secretary-General Majlinda Bregu's interview to the Albanian magazine Monitor

08 JAN 2020 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

"The Western Balkans is not the same as 10 or 20 years ago. So new, innovative ideas, free movement, new approaches to structural funds, environment, tourism, connectivity, youth, women and the need for more women and girls in science and technology, etc., are the real debate to be held today."

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Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the RCC: We might not be as competitive as Germany, but we need to counter our fears and ensure mobility of students in the Western Balkans

Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the RCC: We might not be as competitive as Germany, but we need to counter our fears and ensure mobility of students in the Western Balkans

20 DEC 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Article by Majlinda Bregu, the RCC Secretary General for Political Trends and Dynamics in Southeast Europe publication of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) about youth in the region and organisation's activities to support full utilisation of this human potential

Youth accounts for over 21% of population in the Western Balkans (WB), or more than 3.5 million in a region of some 18 million people all together. I call this a potential for future, for further strengthening of cooperation, for reconciliation in the region.

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Climate change does not need Schengen visa, Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council

Climate change does not need Schengen visa, Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council

16 DEC 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu on burning issue and challanges of climate change and Green Agenda in the Western Balkans: "We need to do more to raise awareness among the citizens that each and every one of us, including children, can and should make a difference. We truly are in this together, whether you like to admit it or not. The small steps also count – reducing plastic containers, minding the trash to keep our rivers, mountains, fields, forests clean, properly treat waste, turn to domestic foods, print less…a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. "

The article was published in the European Western Balkans https://europeanwesternbalkans.com/2019/12/16/climate-change-does-not-need-schengen-visa/

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My experience working informally: Take it or leave it, there are always other workers by Aida Djugum, Radio Slobodna Evropa

My experience working informally: Take it or leave it, there are always other workers by Aida Djugum, Radio Slobodna Evropa

12 DEC 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

My experience working informally: Take it or leave it, there are always other workers
Personal experience of a woman from Bosnia and Herzegovina who has been working informally for a couple of years, with no employment contract, paid pension or health contributions and with no rights.

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Secretary General Bregu: Delay in the EU enlargement generates

Secretary General Bregu: Delay in the EU enlargement generates "disappointment climate" in the Western Balkans

06 DEC 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

RCC Secretary General for Austria Presse Agentur (APA): The delay in the EU enlargement has created a "disappointment climate" in the Western Balkans. "People are the ones who really support the EU accession process," says Secretary General. "They believe that if the EU standards apply to their country, they will feel safer, have equal opportunities to find a job, and be treated fairly in court of justice."

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Overview of Grants Recipients – 2nd Call for Proposals, awarded by the RCC’s Tourism Development and Promotion Project

Overview of Grants Recipients – 2nd Call for Proposals, awarded by the RCC’s Tourism Development and Promotion Project

20 NOV 2019 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s EU-funded Tourism Development and Promotion Project has awarded the second sixteen, grants to the best project proposals received through the 2nd public call for proposals looking for ideas intended to improve a joint Western Balkans cultural and adventure tourism offer, as well as infrastructure and quality of services along the selected touristic routes. The first call resulted in 12 grants, awarded in 2018, implementation of which has already been finalised.

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Bregu: Region cannot wait forever in the line for EU

Bregu: Region cannot wait forever in the line for EU

18 NOV 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

RCC Secretary General for Politika: “The new EU enlargement strategy has to be a bold, clear, coherent strategy, avoiding ambiguity, a methodology that could install better connection between the EU and the Western Balkans even before accession, without empty promises, and definitely a methodology that could empower economies in the region to work on the reforms."

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Shani: BiH and its institutions do their share of work to tackle informal economy

Shani: BiH and its institutions do their share of work to tackle informal economy

22 OCT 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Nand Shani, RCC's ESAP Team Leader, spoke for Radio Free Europe on the issue of informal economy.

"There are no precise data, but according to the estimates shadow economy’s share in Western Balkans (WB) economies’ GDP ranges between 20% and 30%"

"In addition to budgetary implications, countries also lose people over shadow economy because of the lack of opportunities for finding a suitable job has an effect on system’s propensity, i.e. forces young people and other workers to seek better life and better jobs abroad.", said Shani, among other things.

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REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT

REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT

22 OCT 2019 | REPORT

The Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is submitted by the RCC Secretary General to the RCC Board in line with Article 15 of the Statute of the RCC. It covers the period between 1 May – 30 September 2019.

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Speech by RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu, at the High Level Regional Conference “It’s all about Justice”

Speech by RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu, at the High Level Regional Conference “It’s all about Justice”

04 OCT 2019 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

RCC and Albanian Ministry of Justice, organised the High Level Regional Conference “It’s all about Justice” gathering WB6 ministers, representatives of judicial institutions, civil society, and media, in Tirana on 4 October 2019

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TOWARDS CREATING E-ENVIRONMENT IN JUSTICE - COMMON STANDARDS ON PROMOTING QUALITY OF JUDICIAL TRAINING AND REGIONAL CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN SEE

TOWARDS CREATING E-ENVIRONMENT IN JUSTICE - COMMON STANDARDS ON PROMOTING QUALITY OF JUDICIAL TRAINING AND REGIONAL CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION IN SEE

25 SEP 2019 | STUDY

The study “Towards creating E-environment in justice - common standards on promoting quality of judicial training and regional cross-border cooperation in SEE” , aims to identify the possible common basic standards for enhancing the quality of judicial training and its components in the main phases of the training cycle, thus creating the base for exchange of trainers and mentors, materials and methodologies among the SEE Judicial Training Institutes. In parallel, this document proposes the possible modalities of regional and international cooperation for achieving and implementing European and international standards for independent, efficient and accountable judiciary.

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ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MULTI-ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR A REGIONAL ECONOMIC AREA (MAP REA) IN WESTERN BALKANS (WB)

ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MULTI-ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR A REGIONAL ECONOMIC AREA (MAP REA) IN WESTERN BALKANS (WB)

24 SEP 2019 | REPORT

The Multi-annual Action Plan (MAP) for a Regional Economic Area (REA) in the Western Balkans Six (WB) helps boost regional economic cooperation through: furthering regional trade integration, enhancing competitiveness and unleashing potentials for growth, promoting the region as an unique space for investment, creating better conditions to ensure free movement of professionals and skilled people, and connecting digitally businesses and citizens.
This report presents key achievements in the implementation of MAP REA in the period 2018-2019

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"A clean, well-lighted place", article by Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General, for Bled Strategic Times

02 SEP 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Article by Majlinda Bregu, the RCC Secretary General, on European integration prospects of the Western Balkans in the 30 August 2019 issue of the Bled Strategic Times magazine.

“European Integration of the Western Balkans is not a territorial agenda. It is a Transformational agenda. No one expects any shortage of sensitivities or emotional structures on display. But if we continue keeping the focus on the differences rather than seeing the world through the lenses of cooperation, we are simply welcoming an unacceptable risk."

Entire magazine is available at the following link https://www.bledstrategicforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Bled-Strategic-Times-2019.pdf. The article by Majlinda Bregu is on page 10.


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Terms of References for the Biodiversity Task Force under the Regional Environmental Working Group

Terms of References for the Biodiversity Task Force under the Regional Environmental Working Group

01 AUG 2019 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Terms of References for the Biodiversity Task Force under the Regional Environmental Working Group.
The Regional Cooperation Council established a Regional Working Group of high-level representatives of South-East Europe (SEE) ministries responsible for environment, water resources, land, energy and climate change (hereinafter referred to as “Regional Working Group on Environment” or “RWG Env”) to guide the implementation of the Dimension Environment of the SEE 2020 Strategy. The RWG Env operates under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat with the main responsibility for programming, overseeing and monitoring the activities within the Dimension Environment. The Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) is the Dimension Coordinator in cooperation with Global Water Partnerships–Mediterranean (GWP-Med) and Standing Working Group on Regional Rural Development (SWG). In accordance with foreseen tasks of the RWG Env, determined in Point 1 of ToR, the Group “Propose and/or develop additional mechanisms and tools for effective implementation of activities under the Dimension J – Environment of the SEE 2020 Strategy”.

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SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2019 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION

SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2019 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION

22 JUL 2019 | REPORT

The report aims to present main achievements related to the implementation of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy (SEE 2020) for the period from May 2018 until May 2019. It is divided into three main parts: a summary overview of the progress achieved, a detailed review per pillar and key recommendations per each dimension.

The Report was endorsed at the SEE 2020 Governing Board meeting held on 8 July 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Treatment of Roma is an exam for us in the Western Balkans - are we fit for the EU?

Treatment of Roma is an exam for us in the Western Balkans - are we fit for the EU?

10 JUL 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Roma Integration – is the region ready for full integration of Roma population?

Article ‘Treatment of Roma is an exam for us in the Western Balkans - are we fit for the EU?’ about the position of Roma in the EU enlargement region and joint integration endorsed by the region’s leaders at the Western Balkans Summit in Poznan on 5 July 2019 to improve their living conditions.

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Annual Report on of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) 2018-2019

Annual Report on of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) 2018-2019

08 JUL 2019 | REPORT

This Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period April 2018 – May 2019.
It outlines the main RCC activities and achievements during the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period. During the reporting period, the RCC has devoted its utmost attention to delivering positive change and facilitating necessary reforms in the region, aimed at speeding up economic convergence with the EU and (re)connecting the Western Balkans economies with the global and EU value chains.

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RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2020 –2022

RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2020 –2022

08 JUL 2019 | REPORT

The Strategy and Work Programme 2020-2022 ‘Stepping up the Transformation’, of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, endorsed at the RCC Annual Meeting, on 8 July 2019 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina aims to enhance socio-economic, digital and human connectivity within South East Europe (SEE), and between the region and the European Union (EU) through strengthened regional cooperation and development of a shared, inclusive and competitive economic space.

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Annexed documents to Chair's Conclusions from the Western Balkans Summit in Poznan 2019

Annexed documents to Chair's Conclusions from the Western Balkans Summit in Poznan 2019

05 JUL 2019 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The list of annexed documents:
- Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process
- Declaration on Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications in the Western Balkans
- Investment Policy Statement of the Western Balkan Economies
- Communique of Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Investment and Economic Development
- Progress in developing good - neighbourly relations, as provided by Joint Declaration on Regional cooperation signed in London
- Main conclusions and recommendations summarized by The Presidency of the Council of the European Union: How to better respond to European aspirations of the young generation in the Western Balkans?
- Concluding statement: Western Balkans Digital Summit 2019, Belgrade
- Ministerial Statement on the Clear Energy Transition
- Transport Community Permanent Secretariat: Priority measures on border crossing points (BCPs) - common crossing points (CCPs)
- Transport Community Permanent Secretariat: Road Safety priorities measures

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Chair’s conclusions: Western Balkans Summit Poznań

Chair’s conclusions: Western Balkans Summit Poznań

05 JUL 2019 | MEETING DOCUMENT

On 5 July 2019, Poland welcomed the Heads of Government of the Berlin Process participants, as well as representatives of the European Institutions, International Financial Institutions, OECD, the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), and the Regional Youth Cooperation Office.

The Poznan Summit builds on the previous Berlin, Vienna, Paris, Trieste and London Summits in the framework of the Berlin Process, as well as the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Sofia of 2018. The Leaders agreed that the Berlin Process demonstrates their commitment to achieve a stable, secure and prosperous Western Balkans region. The Western Balkans are part of Europe: sharing the common values, the same history, the same geography, the same cultural heritage and a future defined by common opportunities and challenges. The Leaders unanimously reaffirmed their unequivocal support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans. In this context, the Polish government reiterates its conviction that the future of the entire region is in the European Union.

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Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process

Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process

05 JUL 2019 | DECLARATION/DECISION

Declaration of Western Balkans Partners on Roma Integration within the EU Enlargement Process was endorsed by the Western Balkans at the Leaders’ Summit, within the Western Balkans Summit of Berlin Process series in Poznan, Poland on 5 July 2019

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2019 - INFOGRAPHICS

BALKAN BAROMETER 2019 - INFOGRAPHICS

04 JUL 2019 | BROCHURE

BALKAN BAROMETER is an annual survey of public opinion and business sentiments in six Western Balkans economies, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), which examines aspirations and expectations on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends & regional and European integration.
BALKAN BAROMETER’S 2019 infographics booklet features some of the defining thoughts of citizens and businesses on prevailing issues facing the region.
The entire BB survey is available at http://www.rcc.int/seeds

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2019: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2019: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

03 JUL 2019 | SURVEY

Balkan Barometer 2019, the fifth instalment of the RCC-commissioned annual survey of regional perceptions and attitudes across a wide array of social, political and economic factors impacting life in South East Europe (SEE), is modestly optimistic. It shows growing support for EU membership with more than half of all respondents viewing EU accession favourably, a first since the Barometer’s inception in 2015. Regional cooperation continues to be important to an overwhelming majority of respondents. Overall, the region has grown more positive both about its present situation as well as its outlook for the future, indicating a growing level of confidence in the financial stability of the six SEE economies.

The Balkan Barometer: Public Opinion Survey carries perceptions of the citizens at large, examining their views of the current situation and future expectations.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2019: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2019: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

03 JUL 2019 | SURVEY

Balkan Barometer 2019, the fifth instalment of the RCC-commissioned annual survey of regional perceptions and attitudes across a wide array of social, political and economic factors impacting life in South East Europe (SEE), is modestly optimistic. It shows growing support for EU membership with more than half of all respondents viewing EU accession favourably, a first since the Barometer’s inception in 2015. Regional cooperation continues to be important to an overwhelming majority of respondents. Overall, the region has grown more positive both about its present situation as well as its outlook for the future, indicating a growing level of confidence in the financial stability of the six SEE economies.

The Balkan Barometer: Business Opinion Survey gives voice to the SEE’s business community, examining both their perceptions of today as well as expectations of tomorrow.

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Methodology on monitoring and reporting on the Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans (MAP)

Methodology on monitoring and reporting on the Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans (MAP)

02 JUL 2019 | MEETING DOCUMENT

This draft Methodology on monitoring and reporting is intended to serve as the basis for preparing regular (Annual and Semi-Annual) reports on the progress achieved in implementing the actions and meeting the objectives of the Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans (MAP). This Methodology is prepared by the RCC and CEFTA Secretariats in close cooperation with the MAP Coordinators. The methodology is consulted with National Administrations, the Regional platforms and working groups, the Western Balkan Chamber Investment Forum (WB CIF) and other partners working on regional initiatives relevant to the Regional Economic Area.

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Regional cooperation is becoming a steady pattern to EU’s magnetic attraction

Regional cooperation is becoming a steady pattern to EU’s magnetic attraction

02 JUL 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article of the RCC's Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu tackles anticipations of the Berlin Process's Western Balkans Summit in Poznan, Poland, staring on 4 July 2019.
Summing the expectations up, Secretary General Bregu writes: On 1st of July, Roaming Reductions arrived. On 4th of July, the Western Balkans summit in Poznan will start. EU is a magnetic attraction, while regional cooperation is becoming a steady pattern. For the future, let’s look into the past because the unsavoury one is still a threat! But REA has a clear status with togetherness at its core. Let’s give REA and regional cooperation the force to chart a sustainable long term Western Balkan reconciliation! Through economy, lifting all existing barriers!

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Leaflet: Roaming Free Western Balkans

Leaflet: Roaming Free Western Balkans

01 JUL 2019 | BROCHURE

#RoamingFreeWesternBalkans: After the signing of the Regional Roaming Agreement in Belgrade on 4 April 2019, drastic cuts of roaming costs in the region begun on 1 July 2019, leading to lowering roaming costs with EU, and 0 costs in WB in 2021

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Article on Western Balkans’ tourism routes for Radio Free Europe/Radio Slobodna Evropa

Article on Western Balkans’ tourism routes for Radio Free Europe/Radio Slobodna Evropa

19 JUN 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Nikola Gaon, Communications Officer of the RCC’s Tourism Development and Promotion project, talks to Radio Free Europe (Radio Slobodna Evropa) about the project’s activities, plans, grants programme and the development of adventure and cultural tourism offers in the Western Balkans

Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) is currently implementing an EU-funded project focused on tourism networking of Western Balkans (WB) economies and joint global promotion of the region in order to bring more tourists and generate profit. Within the 5-million euro project, 1.62 million euro is dedicated to grants. These days the RCC launched the second grant call worth 750,000 euro.

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Interview: Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the RCC to A2 CNN channel

Interview: Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the RCC to A2 CNN channel

12 JUN 2019 | VIDEO INTERVIEW

The Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Majlinda Bregu spoke with Endri Xhafo, journalist of Tirana-based A2 CNN, “I Ftuari” show, on visa liberalisation but also on the overall situation in the region, regional cooperation, results achieved and steps to follow in the upcoming period.

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Full speech by the RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu at the GLOBSEC 2019 Forum

Full speech by the RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu at the GLOBSEC 2019 Forum

07 JUN 2019 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) was a speaker at the GLOBSEC's Forum panel "Western Balkans: Drifting away from Europe?" together with presidents of Montenegro and Serbia, Milo Djukanovic and Aleksandar Vucic and Bulgarian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva. The panel was moderated by Valerie Hopkins, South-East Europe Correspondent, Financial Times.


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Western Balkans Youth Employment in Numbers

Western Balkans Youth Employment in Numbers

28 MAY 2019 | BROCHURE

The brochure "Western Balkans Youth Employment in Numbers" gives an insight into the main indicators on the youth employment in the Western Balkans, including the overall youth employment rate, statistical data, people's sentiment on this issue as well as recommendations on how to improve the youth employment rate in the region.

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Article by Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General, for Euromoney's Global Markets magazine

Article by Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General, for Euromoney's Global Markets magazine

08 MAY 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Article by Majlinda Bregu, the RCC Secretary General on economic prospects of the Western Balkans in the 8 May 2019 issue of Euromoney's Global Markets magazine.

“Standing on the gateway between the eastern and western part of the world, the region can serve as a safe harbour for investments whilst enabling easy access to the global market”.

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Article by Nand Shani, Team Leader of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)

Article by Nand Shani, Team Leader of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)

30 APR 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In an article "One year of additional schooling raises income by 9 percent", Team Leader of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP) Nand Shani talks about the origins of 1 May - International Workers' or Labour Day, about the employment in the Western Balkans, challenges and opportunities the region is facing, achieved results and tasks within the employment activities RCC and the region are working on.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat

30 APR 2019 | REPORT

The Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is submitted by the RCC Secretary General to the RCC Board in line with Article 15 of the Statute of the RCC. It covers the period between 15 October 2018 – 1 March 2019.

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Majlinda Bregu, the RCC Secretary General to Milica Magazine

Majlinda Bregu, the RCC Secretary General to Milica Magazine

18 APR 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview to women's online Milica magazine, RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu talks about the region of South East Europe, successes and challenges of regional cooperation but also about the position of women in the region and being a woman in politics.

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PROMO FLYER: Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route’s Illyricum Trail

PROMO FLYER: Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route’s Illyricum Trail

17 APR 2019 | BROCHURE

Illyricum Trail is a new and upcoming branch of the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route. It will run through Western Balkans and take tourists to some of the most mesmerising Roman archaeological sites where they will get to experience culture and history of an empire and immerse themselves in myth and legends of an era.

Development of the Illyricum Trail was initiated through the RCC implemented and EU funded Tourism Development and Promotion Project’s grants scheme.

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Regional Roaming Agreement for the Western Balkans

Regional Roaming Agreement for the Western Balkans

04 APR 2019 | AGREEMENT

Regional Roaming Agreement or Agreement on the price reduction of the roaming services in public mobile communication networks in the Western Balkans region was signed in Belgrade, during the second Western Balkans Digital Summit on 4 April 2019.
The Agreement stipulates Roaming-Free region as by 2021.

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RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu for Al Jazeera Balkans

RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu for Al Jazeera Balkans

03 APR 2019 | VIDEO INTERVIEW

Majlinda Bregu, the RCC Secretary General in an interview to Al Jazeera Balkans', 'Tell it to Al Jazeera' ('Recite Al Jazeeri') programme, talks about regional cooperation, achievements, challenges, her vision of the Western Balkans, benefits of the accession to the EU and much more.

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Roaming free? Downloading... Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council

Roaming free? Downloading... Article by Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council

01 APR 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Regional Roaming Agreement for the Western Balkans: "It means you would be able to speak, SMS or surf more, wherever in the region you find yourself in, and pay much less. No more worries about making sure that your data is off when you cross the border."

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Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General in

Majlinda Bregu, RCC Secretary General in "My Living' programme of Albanian Tring TV

28 MAR 2019 | VIDEO INTERVIEW

RCC Secretary General was a guest of 'My living' programme produced by Albanian TRING TV (tring.al). The programme features Ms Bregu during one day in Sarajevo in business and private setting.

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Operational Conclusions from the 4d Meeting of MAP REA Coordinators held in Brussels, Belgium on 26 March 2019

Operational Conclusions from the 4d Meeting of MAP REA Coordinators held in Brussels, Belgium on 26 March 2019

26 MAR 2019 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Appointed MAP REA Coordinators and their representatives gathered for the fourth meeting organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat on 26 March 2019 in Brussels. Representatives from European Commission (DG NEAR and DG CNCT), CEFTA, Western Balkan Chamber Investment Forum (WB CIF), World Bank Group and Poland were also present.

The meeting took note and discussed the state of implementation of MAP REA, including challenges being faced during implementation, with particular attention to the agreed deliverables for the Belgrade Digital Summit and the WB6 PM’s Summit in Poznan as well informed MAP REA Coordinators on the proposed forward looking commitments beyond Poznan Summit.

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Development of Bike Friendly Standards, GRANT FACT SHEET

Development of Bike Friendly Standards, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

Quality of products and services in cyclotourism in the Western Balkans will be improved through development of Bike Friendly Standards for facilities and service providers and the introduction of the certification process.

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Connecting Naturally Through Via Dinarica White Trail, GRANT FACT SHEET

Connecting Naturally Through Via Dinarica White Trail, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

Tradition of river log-driving (today’s rafting) employed by lumberjack on Tara River prior to the 2nd World War inspired development a new circuit trail on Via Dinarica White Trail in Tara Canyon and associated cultural tourism component (storytelling).

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Hidden Gems of Skopje Old Town, GRANT FACT SHEET

Hidden Gems of Skopje Old Town, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

Seven cultural trails in Skopje Old Town based on craftsmanship, oral history, gastronomy, customs, dances, festivities and religions will be made available in ten languages through a dedicated mobile application and a website.

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MonumentSEE – Western Balkans Monumental Trail, GRANT FACT SHEET

MonumentSEE – Western Balkans Monumental Trail, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

A comprehensive assessment of World War II monuments and their futuristic art and design will be conducted to produce recommendations for development of a new Western Balkans cultural tourism route.

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Legends of the Fortress, GRANT FACT SHEET

Legends of the Fortress, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

A new cultural route featuring fortresses and running through Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro will interpret heritage through storytelling and will employ videos, theatrical performances and food and craft fairs.

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Creative History Balkans Tour, GRANT FACT SHEET

Creative History Balkans Tour, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

Foundation EXIT will develop a cultural tour of four fortresses: Citadela (Budva, Montenegro), Kastel (Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Petrovaradin (Novi Sad, Serbia) and Rozefa (Shkodër, Albania) and will target young people through storytelling, superb design and digital promotion.

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Western Balkans Branch of Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route, GRANT FACT SHEET

Western Balkans Branch of Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

Danube Competence Centre will research, evaluate and select Roman archaeological sites and surrounding sub-destinations for the inclusion into a new branch of Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route running through Western Balkans. It will also establish collaboration platform for the development and implementation of the new branch.

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SEEculture – Meeting of Cultures route, GRANT FACT SHEET

SEEculture – Meeting of Cultures route, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

Concept of Sarajevo Meeting of Cultures as a model of tourism product based on diverse cultural heritage will be replicated in Kotor and Novi Sad and a new a joint brand and regional cultural tour will be developed.

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Development and Promotion of New Via Dinarica Routes, GRANT FACT SHEET

Development and Promotion of New Via Dinarica Routes, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

Community Development Fund will develop and promote six new stages of Via Dinarica trail – some 50 kilometres long – to better connect Kosovo* portion of the trail with the trails in Albania and Montenegro and make them more competitive.

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Building a Regional Network across Culture, GRANT FACT SHEET

Building a Regional Network across Culture, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

A new cultural route in the cross-border region of the Accursed Mountains will be built on traditional lifestyle in remote villages and their songs, dances, verbal history, myths, legends, authentic rituals, cuisine and handcrafts.

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Mokra Gora Mt. - Undiscovered Pearl of Via Dinarica Trail, GRANT FACT SHEET

Mokra Gora Mt. - Undiscovered Pearl of Via Dinarica Trail, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

Institute for Territorial Economic Development - InTER will improve infrastructure and develop and promote a new cross-border branch of Via Dinarica trail running across Mokra Gora Mountain.

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Horseback riding trail across the Balkans, GRANT FACT SHEET

Horseback riding trail across the Balkans, GRANT FACT SHEET

22 MAR 2019 | FACTSHEET

A new horseback riding route spanning over 500 kilometres connecting northern Serbia with southern Bosnia and Herzegovina will network some 50 farmers (horse keepers) and horse riding clubs and engage them in the equestrian tourism industry.

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RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu in RTSH1 Përballë programme

RCC Secretary General, Majlinda Bregu in RTSH1 Përballë programme

21 MAR 2019 | VIDEO INTERVIEW

RCC Secretary General Majlinda Bregu was a guest in Përballë programme of the Albanian Radio Televizioni Shqiptar (RTSH1), hosted by Lutfi Dervishi.
The topics involved expected accomplishments of regional cooperation in 2019 and how they would affect ordinary citizens in the region.

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Promo Cards: Western Balkans - Crossroads of Civilisations

Promo Cards: Western Balkans - Crossroads of Civilisations

07 MAR 2019 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

Tourism Development and Promotion: For thousands of years the Western Balkans built its identity on a lavish cultural heritage developed by a myriad of civilisation, which attempted to conquer and rule this stunning corner of Europe. Here you will witness Roma influence, Byzantine churches, Byzantine influence of Ottoman mosques, and Ottoman influence on Austro-Hungarian architecture. For the West, the Balkan was where the Orient began, and for the East it was the getaway to Europe.
The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), through an EU funded Tourism Development and Promotion Project, is now powering the region in awakening the common art and heritage and in developing new and joint cultural and adventure tourism offer to share with the world.

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Promo Cards: Balkan Monumental Trail

Promo Cards: Balkan Monumental Trail

07 MAR 2019 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

Tourism Development and Promotion: An artistic route honouring heroic perseverance and creative brilliance. This trail explores 40 most exquisite World War II monuments in the region.
The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), through an EU funded Tourism Development and Promotion Project, is now powering the region in awakening the common art and heritage and in developing new and joint cultural and adventure tourism offer to share with the world.

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Promo Cards: Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route’s Illyricum Trail

Promo Cards: Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route’s Illyricum Trail

07 MAR 2019 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

Tourism Development and Promotion: A journey to experience archaeological sites and ancient vineyards. The Roman period marked one of the longest periods of cultural dominances over the Western Balkans. The Illyricum trade takes you on a journey where legends and myths come back to life, along original cobblestone roads, across aqueducts, and in glasses of wine.
The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), through an EU funded Tourism Development and Promotion Project, is now powering the region in awakening the common art and heritage and in developing new and joint cultural and adventure tourism offer to share with the world.

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Western Balkans Cultural Routes: Awakening Art and Heritage flyer

Western Balkans Cultural Routes: Awakening Art and Heritage flyer

07 MAR 2019 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

Tourism Development and Promotion: The Western Balkans region shares a common cultural heritage. It is a home to some of the most mesmerising monumental art and traces of Roman Empire. It is a crossroads of civilizations.
The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), through an EU funded Tourism Development and Promotion Project, is now powering the region in awakening the common art and heritage and in developing new and joint cultural and adventure tourism offer to share with the world.

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Bregu: Investment in the European future of the Western Balkans is a win-win choice

Bregu: Investment in the European future of the Western Balkans is a win-win choice

15 FEB 2019 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

BiH online magazine BUKA, published an interview with the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Majlinda Bregu talking about the economic situation in the region, brain-drain, corruption, unresolved issues, but also about opportunities and necessity of regional cooperation and common European future.

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Abridged Report on Implementation of MAP REA, July-December 2018

Abridged Report on Implementation of MAP REA, July-December 2018

31 DEC 2018 | REPORT

This report presents the key developments during July-December 2018 along the four components of Multi-annual Action Plan on Regional Economic Area (MAP REA) in the Western Balkans Six (WB6), capturing progress and highlighting the most important milestones. The report is prepared by RCC based on the inputs and reporting delivered by WB6 in several meetings (i.e. MAP REA Coordinators’ meeting, WB6 PM Sherpas’ meeting, etc.).

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A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD - How to prevent online radicalisation in the cyber security realm of the Western Balkans

A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD - How to prevent online radicalisation in the cyber security realm of the Western Balkans

06 DEC 2018 | STUDY

Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) commissioned a study on cyber security and online radicalization entitled “A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD - How to prevent online radicalisation in the cyber security realm of the Western Balkans “.
The main objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive overview and analysis of the situation regarding the cyber security in the Western Balkan Six (WB6) economies but also offers recommendations for enhancement cyber security and prevention of online radicalisation on regional and national levels.
The study contains two chapters: Cyber Security in the Western Balkans, and Online Radicalization in the Western Balkans. The first Chapter focuses on traditional cyber security concerns, while the 2nd one aims at expanding the understanding of cyber security beyond traditional narrow perspective by including information operations, with a focus on online radicalization.
This study has been funded by the European Union (EU) within the IPA II 2016 Regional Action on P/CVE in the Western Balkans.

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Summary of the study

Summary of the study "A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD - How to prevent online radicalisation in the cyber security realm of the Western Balkans"

06 DEC 2018 | BROCHURE

Summary of the Study on Cyber Security (and Online Radicalisation) in the Western Balkans is an addition to Regional Cooperation Council’s study “A NEW VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD - How to prevent online radicalisation in the cybersecurity realm of the Western Balkans, commissioned by the RCC and funded by the European Union (EU) within the IPA II 2016 Regional Action on P/CVE in the Western Balkans.
The brochure provides global and regional online environment overview, tackles the most important data, terms, statistics, strategies and challenges within the cybersecurity and online radicalization, presents breakdown of key data per each of Western Balkans Six economies and features recommendations for enhancement of cyber security and prevention of online radicalisation on regional and national levels.

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Biodiversity Task Force of South East Europe - Technical and advisory body of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Biodiversity Task Force of South East Europe - Technical and advisory body of the Regional Working Group on Environment

27 NOV 2018 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

The Biodiversity Task Force (BD TF) is an intergovernmental technical and advisory body of the Regional Working Group on Environment that coordinates regional activities, facilitates the implementation of the South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy and creates a framework for more efficient implementation of biodiversity policies in the framework of accession to the European Union.

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Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans agreed in Skopje

Ministerial Declaration on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans agreed in Skopje

21 NOV 2018 | DECLARATION/DECISION

The Ministers from Western Balkans responsible for the environment and climate change, gathered in Skopje on 21st November 2018 under the framework for the implementation of the South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy and its Environment Dimension, have agreed on the Joint Declaration by which, among other things, they call for further strengthening of the synergies and regional cooperation for the implementation of the environment and climate change priorities in line with EU acquis, and maintaining policy dialogue within the Regional Working Group on Environment (RWG Env) framework.

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Overview of Grants Recipients – 1st Call for Proposals, awarded by the RCC’s Tourism Development and Promotion Project

Overview of Grants Recipients – 1st Call for Proposals, awarded by the RCC’s Tourism Development and Promotion Project

09 NOV 2018 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s EU-funded Tourism Development and Promotion Project has awarded the first twelve, out of 30 + grants in total value of EUR 548,000. These grants are awarded to the best project proposals received through the public call for proposals looking for ideas intended to improve a joint Western Balkans cultural and adventure tourism offer, as well as infrastructure and quality of services along the selected touristic routes.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat

18 OCT 2018 | REPORT

The Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is submitted by the RCC Secretary General to the RCC Board in line with Article 15 of the Statute of the RCC. It covers the period between 15 March – 15 October 2018.

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Draft Operational Conclusions from the 3d Meeting of MAP REA Coordinators held in Brussels, Belgium on 9 October 2018

Draft Operational Conclusions from the 3d Meeting of MAP REA Coordinators held in Brussels, Belgium on 9 October 2018

09 OCT 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Appointed MAP REA Coordinators and their representatives gathered for the third meeting of MAP REA Coordinators, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat on 9 October 2018 in Brussels. The following Operational Conclusions were agreed upon by participants.

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Checklists on Corruption Risks in the Healthcare Sector

Checklists on Corruption Risks in the Healthcare Sector

21 SEP 2018 | STUDY

The Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) developed a comprehensive Checklist of Corruption Risks in Healthcare Sector with a purpose of strengthening capacities of anti-corruption bodies in identifying and addressing corruption risks in healthcare system. Given the RCC’s Balkan Barometer Public Opinion showing continuous high level concerns of region’s citizens when it comes to corruption, especially in healthcare sector, this checklist reviews whether there are full set of controls in place, in order to minimize the risks for corruption.

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Chairs' conclusions of the Economy Ministers' Meeting of the London Western Balkans Summit 2018

Chairs' conclusions of the Economy Ministers' Meeting of the London Western Balkans Summit 2018

18 JUL 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The participants of the Economy Ministers Meeting of the Berlin Process met in Vienna on 4 July and issued the conclusions presented in the document. The meeting built on the achievements of previous Berlin Process Summits, the recent European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Western Balkans Investment Summit,
and the Skopje Digital Summit.

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Initial Statement on the Horizon Europe Proposal by Western Balkan Six

Initial Statement on the Horizon Europe Proposal by Western Balkan Six

17 JUL 2018 | DECLARATION/DECISION

The Initial Statement on the Horizon Europe Proposal represents the initial joint position of Ministries responsible for Science of the Western Balkan Six on the European Commission proposal for Horizon Europe. The preparation of the Statement has been facilitated by the Regional Cooperation Council which was tasked to communicate the Statement to the relevant European Institutions.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

06 JUL 2018 | SURVEY

2018 Balkan Barometer is the fourth instalment of the annual public opinion survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council to gather and interpret data spanning a number of thematic areas and topics. The Barometer, as in previous years, examines both the region’s perceptions of today, and its expectations for tomorrow, giving voice to the SEE’s business community as well as its citizens at large.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2018: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

06 JUL 2018 | SURVEY

2018 Balkan Barometer is the fourth instalment of the annual public opinion survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council to gather and interpret data spanning a number of thematic areas and topics. The Barometer, as in previous years, examines both the region’s perceptions of today, and its expectations for tomorrow, giving voice to the SEE’s business community as well as its citizens at large.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2018 - INFOGRAPHICS

BALKAN BAROMETER 2018 - INFOGRAPHICS

06 JUL 2018 | BROCHURE

BALKAN BAROMETER 2018 booklet features the prevailing issues of the Balkan Barometer (BB) 2018 survey through infographics. The 2018 edition of BB is yet another instalment in the series of annual public opinion surveys commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council. The entire BB survey is available at http://www.rcc.int/seeds

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Brochure: South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy - 2018 IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS

Brochure: South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy - 2018 IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS

05 JUL 2018 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

The Western Balkans has returned to the growth path, having added more than 600 THOUSAND JOBS to its economies since 2010 and half a million highly educated people to its workforce. The region expanded its trade by additional EUR 33 BILLION and decreased its trade deficit from -23.1 to -19.7 percent of GDP over the last 7 years through strong export performance, signaling increasing competitiveness of its products and services on the international markets.

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Brochure: South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy -  2018 IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS

Brochure: South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy - 2018 IMPLEMENTATION RESULTS

05 JUL 2018 | BROCHURE

The Western Balkans has returned to the growth path, having added more than 600 THOUSAND JOBS to its economies since 2010 and half a million highly educated people to its workforce. The region expanded its trade by additional EUR 33 BILLION and decreased its trade deficit from -23.1 to -19.7 percent of GDP over the last 7 years through strong export performance, signaling increasing competitiveness of its products and services on the international markets.

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SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2018 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION

SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2018 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION

05 JUL 2018 | REPORT

A comprehensive monitoring effort was introduced to measure the progress of SEE 2020 Strategy's activities implemented and results achieved. This Annual Report on Implementation (ARI) is the main output of the SEE 2020 monitoring process. This 2018 report covers the period from June 2017 to June 2018 and is divided into two main parts: a summary overview of the progress achieved, issues arising and a reflection on some of the lessons learned and overall recommendations for adapting and strengthening the Strategy to meet the challenges of a dynamic political and economic environment in which it operates, and a detailed review per pillar.

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Brochure: Implementation of the Multi-Annual Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA)

Brochure: Implementation of the Multi-Annual Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA)

03 JUL 2018 | BROCHURE

Brochure: Implementation of the Multi-Annual Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA): Economies at a Glance>State of Play and Way Forward

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Annual Report on Implementation of the Multi-Annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA) in Western Balkan Six (WB6)

Annual Report on Implementation of the Multi-Annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP REA) in Western Balkan Six (WB6)

03 JUL 2018 | REPORT

The Multi-annual Action Plan (MAP) for a Regional Economic Area (REA) in the Western Balkans Six (WB6), endorsed at the Trieste Summit of 12 July 2017, puts forward a strategic joint agenda for the Western Balkan economies to further regional economic cooperation with a view to unleash the potentials for growth, create conditions for better, transparent and predictable investment climate and improve the overall economic competitiveness of the WB6 economies. The actions introduced in the MAP REA are expected to be implemented until 2020, with some extensions until 2023, focusing on four key components: Trade, Investment, Mobility and Digital Integration.

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Tourism Development and Promotion Project presentation by Snjezana Derviskadic, Project's Team Leader

Tourism Development and Promotion Project presentation by Snjezana Derviskadic, Project's Team Leader

02 JUL 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Intervention by Snjezana Derviskadic, Project Leader of the RCC-led Tourism and Development and Promotion Project presented at the project launch in Sarajevo on 28 June 2018.

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European Commission: Measures in support of a Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans

European Commission: Measures in support of a Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans

22 JUN 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The Sofia Declaration2, of 17 May 2018, agreed “by the leaders of the European Union (EU) and its Member States, in consultation with our Western Balkans partners”, at the 'European Union - Western Balkans Summit' includes the launch of a Sofia Priority Agenda for the EU and the Western Balkans. The Priority Agenda comprises, under the title “A Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans”, the following points:
- Launch a Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans, including a roadmap to facilitate lowering cost of roaming - Launch a substantial technical assistance package for the identification of potential digital investments (including broadband) through Western Balkan Investment Framework/Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance
The Digital Agenda for the Western Balkans should complement the Digital Integration actions agreed by the leaders of the region in the Multi-Annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area (Trieste, July 2017)3, and reflect the conclusions of the Western Balkans Digital Summit in Skopje4 on 19 April 2018.

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MAP Stocktaking and Needs Assessment Report

MAP Stocktaking and Needs Assessment Report

19 JUN 2018 | REPORT

The overall aim of the Multi-Annual Action Plan (MAP) Stocktaking and Needs Assessment Report is to take stock of the measures and resources needed to implement the key objectives set out in the MAP and recommend future actions, both at economy and regional level. The report identifies the major policy gaps and needs, including assistance through bilateral or regional projects, and proposes a set of measures needed to overcome them with a view to effective and timely implementation of the MAP as a whole.

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Study on climate change in the Western Balkans region

Study on climate change in the Western Balkans region

06 JUN 2018 | STUDY

This Study aims to support the Western Balkans (WB) region in creating its sustainable development cycle coordinated by the priorities of the WB economies, which is in compliance with global and EU responsibilities, releasing some burden of extensive work expected from each economy to implement. It provides quantitative data for implementation of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy, decision-making process and supports further advance in the work of the Regional Working Group on Environment. In addition to its initial motive, the Study analyses and outlines the issues of cross-border dependence, which require WB coordinated approach. Results obtained during this Study are beyond the presented conclusions, and hopefully will find purpose in further detail assessments of more specific issues related to future planning.

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Agenda of RCC's Roma Integration 2020 National Platform Meeting

Agenda of RCC's Roma Integration 2020 National Platform Meeting

06 JUN 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Agenda of RCC's Roma Integration 2020 National Platform Meeting, on 11 June in Tirana

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Participants list of the Regional Conference Unlocking Benefits of Public Participation

Participants list of the Regional Conference Unlocking Benefits of Public Participation

04 JUN 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Participants list of the Regional Conference Unlocking Benefits of Public Participation, in Vienna on 11 June 2018

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Participants list of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Participants list of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

30 MAY 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Participants list of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment, 30 May 2018 in Skopje

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Agenda of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

30 MAY 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Agenda of the 7th Meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment, 30 May 2018 in Skopje

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Tourism Development & Promotion Brochure

Tourism Development & Promotion Brochure

28 MAY 2018 | BROCHURE

The Regional Cooperation Council’s Tourism Development & Promotion project works to develop and globally promote joint regional tourism routes and offers; improve skills and capacities in tourism industry; remove administrative barriers to tourism development; and increase inflow of tourists and tourism-generated revenues, thus contributing to the overall economic growth of the region.

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Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2018

Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2018

11 MAY 2018 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC)
“Sustaining Growth in SEE through Development of Regional Economic Area” held in Tivat, Montenegro on 11 May 2018

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Regional Investment Reform Agenda for the Western Balkans Six

Regional Investment Reform Agenda for the Western Balkans Six

11 MAY 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The Regional Investment Reform Agenda (RIRA) was endorsed by representatives of the six Western Balkan (WB6) economies at the Ministerial meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) held in Tivat, Montenegro on 11 May 2018. The goal of the RIRA is greater harmonization of WB6 investment policies with the European Union (EU) standards and international best practices, within the framework of the SEE 2020 Strategy, Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) and EU pre-accession and accession processes. The RIRA will be forwarded to presentation, consideration and approval of the region’s Prime Ministers at the occasions of the upcoming WB6 Summits in Sofia and London, taking place on 17 May 2018 and 10 July 2018, respectively.

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Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee

Statement from the Ministerial Meeting of the South East Europe Investment Committee

11 MAY 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The Ministerial Statement on “Sustaining Growth in SEE through Development of Regional Economic Area” has been adopted at the SEEIC Ministerial Meeting held on 11 May 2018 in Tivat, Montenegro.

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Draft Conclusions of the first Western Balkans Digital Summit

Draft Conclusions of the first Western Balkans Digital Summit

30 APR 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Draft Conclusions of the first Western Balkans Digital Summit held in Skopje in April 2018

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2017-2018

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2017-2018

23 APR 2018 | REPORT

This Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period 1 April 2017 – 15 March 2018. It outlines main RCC activities and achievements in the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 September - 31 December 2017

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 September - 31 December 2017

20 MAR 2018 | REPORT

The Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is submitted by the RCC Secretary General to the RCC Board in line with Article 15 of the Statute of the RCC. It covers the period between 1 September – 31 December 2017 .

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Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans - Participants List

Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans - Participants List

13 MAR 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

List of participants of the Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans held in Brussels on 13 march 2018

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Conclusions from the Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans

Conclusions from the Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans

13 MAR 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans was held in Brussels on 13 March 2018. The objective of the Meeting was to map and coordinate donor activities in the Western Balkans so as to help achieve a better alignment of governments’ regional development priorities and donors’ sectoral interventions. The meeting called for synergies in donor coordination process for implementation of SEE 2020 Strategy and Regional Economic Area in the WB region.

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SEE 2020 Programming Document 2018-2020

SEE 2020 Programming Document 2018-2020

13 MAR 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The RCC South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy Programing Committee adopted the SEE 2020 Programming Document 2018-2020 at its 6th meeting on 12 March 2017 in Brussels. The document sets out the priority actions for the Strategy implementation in the coming period.

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List of participants of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee

List of participants of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee

12 MAR 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

List of participants of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee held in Brussels on 12 March 2018

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Agenda of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee

Agenda of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee

12 MAR 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Agenda of the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee held in Brussels on 12 March 2018

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Conclusions from the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee

Conclusions from the Sixth Meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee

12 MAR 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The sixth meeting of the SEE 2020 Programming Committee was held in Brussels on 12 March 2018 back to back with the Fourth Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans. The aim of the meeting was to discuss and potentially endorse the SEE2020 Programming document for the period 2018 – 2020. The meeting gathered representatives of the South East Europe’s (SEE) economies participating in implementation SEE 2020 Strategy, including representatives from the Offices of the National IPA Coordinators (NIPAC Offices), SEE2020 National Coordinators and representatives from the institutions responsible for aid coordination.

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Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process for Western Balkans

Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process for Western Balkans

06 MAR 2018 | BROCHURE

Western Balkans Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process have been endorsed by ministers in charge of public administration reform from Western Balkan economies, at the 8th Governing Board Meeting at Ministerial Level, organised by Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA), on 6 November 2017 in Tirana. The Recommendations, developed by RCC in partnership with ReSPA, are the result of a joint work with the region's economies based on a need for greater involvement and stronger role of the public and civil society in legislative and policy-making processes. They represent a set of guidelines and rules made to encourage and assist governments to design policies and legislation in an inclusive manner, enabling an active participation of society, including non-governmental organisations, private sector and advisory bodies.

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Labour Markets in the Western Balkans: Performance, Causes and Policy Options

Labour Markets in the Western Balkans: Performance, Causes and Policy Options

21 FEB 2018 | REPORT

The report is an analysis of trends in the Western Balkan Six labour markets since 2010 and provides recommendations for improving labour markets’ conditions. It focuses on conditions for job creation and factors leading to the employment problems of the region. This is a joint endeavor of researchers from the region and is the first comparative analysis of this kind covering recent years and made available to the regional and international audience in the English language.

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Western Balkan Public Employment Services Benchlearning Initiative - Good Practices and Flagship Results

Western Balkan Public Employment Services Benchlearning Initiative - Good Practices and Flagship Results

21 FEB 2018 | BROCHURE

The data presented in this brochure are result of the regional Public Employment Services (PES) benchlearning exercise, which included self-assessment and external assessment in crucial areas and aspects of PES performance fully aligned with the European Union (EU) PES benchlearning model, conducted in 2017 by the Regional Cooperation Council under the Employment and Social Affairs Platform – ESAP in each of the Western Balkans six economies.

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Minutes of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

Minutes of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

16 FEB 2018 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Minutes of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans, held on 17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany

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Study on the Existing Systems of Judicial Training in the Wester Balkans

Study on the Existing Systems of Judicial Training in the Wester Balkans

15 JAN 2018 | REPORT

Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) commissioned a Study on the existing systems of judicial training in the Western Balkans containing deep analysis of judicial training systems in WB6. The Study identifies recent reforms in the field and necessary changes of the regulatory framework. The Study also identifies topics in EU and international law relevant for WB region and proposes RCC’s regional training activities in order to improve cross-border cooperation and competency of WB judiciaries in specific common topics in order to achieve similar level of knowledge in EU law of judges and prosecutors in WB as it is in EU MS.
The Study mapes ongoing projects in judicial training in WB, thus enabling better planning, identifying existing results, avoiding overlapping, duplication and non-sustainable activities.

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MAP - Guidelines on Governance

MAP - Guidelines on Governance

18 DEC 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The document represents the draft Guidelines on Governance, Coordination and Reporting for Consolidated Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP) in the Western Balkans Six.

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Leaflet on Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans - MAP

Leaflet on Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans - MAP

04 DEC 2017 | BROCHURE

The leaders of Western Balkans Six (WB6) endorsed the Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans (MAP), at the Berlin-process summit held on 12 July 2017 in Trieste.

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A Waiting Game: Assessing and Responding to the Threat from Returning Foreign Fighters in the Western Balkans

A Waiting Game: Assessing and Responding to the Threat from Returning Foreign Fighters in the Western Balkans

30 NOV 2017 | STUDY

This study, based on a combination of desk research, questionnaires, semi-structured interviews, as well as field visits to the Western Balkans, aims to map the needs and provide an assessment of capacities in the region related to the disengagement, de-radicalization, rehabilitation, and reintegration of former foreign fighters.

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Participants list of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

Participants list of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

17 NOV 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Participants list of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans, in Bonn (Germany) on 17 November 2017

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Agenda of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

Agenda of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

17 NOV 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Agenda of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans, in Bonn (Germany) on 17 November 2017

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Ministerial Declaration on the occasion of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

Ministerial Declaration on the occasion of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans

17 NOV 2017 | DECLARATION/DECISION

The participants of the 2nd High-level Panel on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans, organised by the RCC and the Ministry of Environmental Protection of Serbia, on 17 November 2017 in Bonn, endorsed the Declaration on Environment and Climate Action in the Western Balkans agreeing on the growing need in the region to improve the coordination of existing regional initiatives and projects as well as those which would be developed to serve the SEE 2020 Strategy goals. They also recognised strong interlinkages between energy, and environment and climate change policies, looking for ways to strengthen inter-sectorial cooperation at the highest political level

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Western Balkans - Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process

Western Balkans - Recommendation on Public Participation in Policy-Making Process

06 NOV 2017 | DECLARATION/DECISION

Western Balkans Recommendation on Public Participation have been endorsed by ministers in charge of public administration reform from Western Balkan economies, at the 8th Governing Board Meeting at Ministerial Level, organised by Regional School of Public Administration (ReSPA), on 6 November 2017 in Tirana. The Recommendations, developed by RCC in partnership with ReSPA, are the result of a joint work with the region's economies based on a need for greater involvement and stronger role of the public and civil society in legislative and decision-making processes. They represent a set of guidelines and rules made to encourage and assist governments to design policies and legislation in an inclusive manner, enabling an active participation of society, including non-governmental organisations, private sector and advisory bodies.

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Operational conclusions of the first MAP Coordinators’ meeting

Operational conclusions of the first MAP Coordinators’ meeting

31 OCT 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The document represents the operational conclusions of the first Meeting of Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area (MAP) Coordinators and MAP business-to-government (B2G) meeting, held on 31 October 2017, in Brussels.

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REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT FOR THE PERIOD 1 April – 31 August 2017

REPORT ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE REGIONAL COOPERATION COUNCIL SECRETARIAT FOR THE PERIOD 1 April – 31 August 2017

18 OCT 2017 | REPORT

The Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is submitted by the RCC Secretary General to the RCC Board in line with Article 15 of the Statute of the RCC. It covers the period between 1 April – 31 August 2017 .

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY

09 OCT 2017 | SURVEY

The 2017 edition of BALKAN BAROMETER (BB) is yet another instalment in the series of annual public opinion surveys commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council. It collects and analyses data across a host of thematic areas, examining aspirations and expectations of the region's populations and its business community on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends as well as regional and European integration, among others. Balkan Barometer Public Opinion Survey conducted by GfK, among 8000 citizens in the course of 2016 throughout our part of Europe, is an easy-to-access source of information. The RCC website www.rcc.int permits download of the publication as well as its datasets which are easily searchable.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

BALKAN BAROMETER 2017: BUSINESS OPINION SURVEY

09 OCT 2017 | SURVEY

The 2017 edition of BALKAN BAROMETER (BB) is yet another instalment in the series of annual public opinion surveys commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council. It collects and analyses data across a host of thematic areas, examining aspirations and expectations of the region's populations and its business community on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends as well as regional and European integration, among others. Balkan Barometer Business Opinion Survey conducted by GfK, among 16800 companies in the course of 2016 throughout our part of Europe, is an easy-to-access source of information. The RCC website www.rcc.int permits download of the publication as well as its datasets which are easily searchable.

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BALKAN BAROMETER 2017 - INFOGRAPHICS

BALKAN BAROMETER 2017 - INFOGRAPHICS

09 OCT 2017 | SURVEY

This publication features the prevailing issues of the Balkan Barometer (BB) 2017 survey through infographics. The 2017 edition of BB is yet another instalment in the series of annual public opinion surveys commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council. The entire BB survey is available at http://www.rcc.int/seeds

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Western Balkans Recommendations on Public Participation-draft

Western Balkans Recommendations on Public Participation-draft

22 SEP 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The Recommendations represent a set of guidelines and rules for effective public participation and recommendations for policy-making cycle, including policy formulation, decision-making process, implementation and evaluation.

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Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans Six

Multi-annual Action Plan for a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans Six

12 JUL 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The leaders of Western Balkans Six (WB6) endorsed the Multi-annual Action Plan on a Regional Economic Area in the Western Balkans (MAP), prepared by the RCC, at the Berlin Process summit on 12 July 2017, in Trieste, Italy . The RCC has been tasked to monitor and inform on the progress achieved in MAP implementation.

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2016-2017

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council 2016-2017

29 JUN 2017 | REPORT

The Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period 1 April 2016 – 31 March 2017. It outlines main RCC activities and achievements in the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period.

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South East Europe 2020: 2017 Annual Report on Implementation

South East Europe 2020: 2017 Annual Report on Implementation

29 JUN 2017 | REPORT

The report, endorsed at the SEE 2020 Governing Board meeting held on 28 June 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, reflects the status of implementation of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy.

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Infographics - SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2017 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION

Infographics - SOUTH EAST EUROPE 2020: 2017 ANNUAL REPORT ON IMPLEMENTATION

28 JUN 2017 | BROCHURE

This publication shows the most catching results in implementation of the SEE 2020 Strategy until December 2016 through Infographics. For full information where the SEE is when it comes to implementation of the SEE 2020 strategy, please check the South East Europe 2020: 2017 Annual Report on Implementation.

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List of participants of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

List of participants of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

20 JUN 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Regional Group on Environment (RWG Env) met for the fifth time in Belgrade to discuss current environmental challenges and actions forward.

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Minutes of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Minutes of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

20 JUN 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Regional Group on Environment (RWG Env) met for the fifth time in Belgrade to discuss current environmental challenges and actions forward.

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Agenda of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of 5th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

20 JUN 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Regional Group on Environment (RWG Env) met for the fifth time in Belgrade to discuss current environmental challenges and actions forward.

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Minutes from the Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans

Minutes from the Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans

17 MAY 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The Third Meeting on Donor Coordination in the Western Balkans, was held on 16 March 2017, in Sarajevo.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat for the period 1 January – 31 March 2017

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat for the period 1 January – 31 March 2017

16 MAY 2017 | REPORT

The Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat is submitted by the RCC Secretary General to the RCC Board in line with Article 15 of the Statute of the RCC. It covers the period between 1 January and 31 March 2017.

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Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)

Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP)

05 MAY 2017 | BROCHURE

Brochure of RCC’s Employment and Social Affairs Platform (ESAP) project features goals, results, and actions to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council’s ESAP project aims to strengthen institutional capacities to effectively develop inclusive and dynamic labour markets and implement social policy reforms aligned with the EU enlargement requirements in the region.

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Security Cooperation

Security Cooperation

05 MAY 2017 | BROCHURE

Brochure on Security Cooperation features RCC’s goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards safe and stable South East Europe, part of the European and wider security architecture, able to take care of its own security and contribute to the security of Europe, supporting European and Euro-Atlantic integration process of the region.

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Rule of Law

Rule of Law

05 MAY 2017 | BROCHURE

Brochure on Rule of Law features RCC’s goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards independent and accountable judiciary, and transparent and efficient public services in South East Europe.

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Report on e-enforcement system on the basis of the authentic documents

Report on e-enforcement system on the basis of the authentic documents

26 APR 2017 | REPORT

The Report focuses on analysis of the existing systems of judicial e-enforcement based on authentic documents in the Beneficiaries with the ultimate goal of improvements in the field of enforcement in the entire region through legislative, organizational and ICT measures.

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Public Attitudes to Whistleblowing in South East Europe - Data Analysis of Opinion Survey about Whistleblowing and the Protection of Whistleblowers

Public Attitudes to Whistleblowing in South East Europe - Data Analysis of Opinion Survey about Whistleblowing and the Protection of Whistleblowers

12 APR 2017 | REPORT

This report examines how citizens in South East Europe view whistleblowers and the practice of whistleblowing. The analysis is based on hard data, providing hard evidence of where societies are in their progression towards better understanding of corruption and actions needed to be undertaken in order to generate public awareness about this issue.

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Skills and Mobility

Skills and Mobility

06 APR 2017 | BROCHURE

Brochure on RCC’s flagship ‘Skills and Mobility’, featuring goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards globally competitive base of knowledge and skills in South East Europe; unhindered movement of people, students, researchers and workforce, allowing for increased employment opportunities and creation of new jobs.

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Roma Integration 2020

Roma Integration 2020

20 MAR 2017 | BROCHURE

Brochure on RCC’ Project ‘Roma Integration 2020’, featuring goals, results, and actions to be undertaken in the forthcoming period.
The Roma Integration 2020 project, implemented by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) with the financial support of the European Union and the Open Society Foundations, aims to contribute to reducing the socio-economic gap between the Roma and non-Roma population in the Western Balkans and Turkey and to strengthen the institutional obligations of governments to incorporate and deliver specific Roma integration goals in mainstream policy developments.

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SEE 2020 Programming Document 2017-2019

SEE 2020 Programming Document 2017-2019

17 MAR 2017 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The RCC South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy Programing Committee adopted the SEE 2020 Programming Document 2017-2019 at its 5th meeting on 15 March 2017 in Sarajevo. The document sets out the priority actions for the Strategy implementation in the coming period.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 September – 31 December 2016

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 September – 31 December 2016

15 MAR 2017 | REPORT

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 15 March 2017.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council in the area of Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism (CVE)

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council in the area of Countering Radicalization and Violent Extremism (CVE)

28 FEB 2017 | REPORT

The report provides an overview of the year 2016, unveils the steps made by the RCC towards strengthening coordination and cooperation on countering radicalization and violent extremism at national and regional levels, under the political umbrella of the SEECP. It puts forward recommendations that may feed into the policy making process, addressing radicalization and violent extremism in SEE in both short and medium term.

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Connectivity

Connectivity

01 JAN 2017 | BROCHURE

Brochure on RCC’s flagship ‘Connectivity’, featuring goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards better connected South East Europe, integrated in the EU transport, energy and digital networks and an active contributor to the relevant EU policies.

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Competitiveness

Competitiveness

01 JAN 2017 | BROCHURE

Brochure on RCC’s flagship ‘Competitiveness’, featuring goals, results, and actions of the organization in this area to be taken in the forthcoming period. The Regional Cooperation Council is working towards integration of the South East Europe market, making it more competitive on the global business scene, and generating more revenues and jobs

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List of participants of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

List of participants of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

09 DEC 2016 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Regional Working Group on Environment met in Belgrade for its fourth meeting.

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Minutes of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Minutes of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

09 DEC 2016 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Regional Working Group on Environment met in Belgrade for its fourth meeting.

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Agenda of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of 4th meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

09 DEC 2016 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Regional Working Group on Environment met in Belgrade for its fourth meeting.

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Balkan Barometer 2016, Infographics, pocket edition

Balkan Barometer 2016, Infographics, pocket edition

10 NOV 2016 | SURVEY

Balkan Barometer 2016 edition is a comprehensive survey commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on attitudes, experiences and perceptions of the general public and business community in South East Europe on various economic, social, political and cultural issues. It is an integral part of the annual monitoring process of the SEE2020 Strategy. Balkan Barometer pocket edition reveals the main thoughts of people and businesses on burning issues facing our economies, through infographics. This survey, conducted by GfK, among 8000 citizens and 1800 companies through our part of Europe, is an easy-to-access source of information. The RCC website www.rcc.int permits download of both components of the Balkan Barometer - Public Opinion Survey and Business Opinion Survey - as well as their datasets which are easily searchable. Check it out at: http://www.rcc.int/seeds/results/2/balkan-opinion-barometer and http://www.rcc.int/seeds/results/3/balkan-business-barometer

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RCC Deputy Secretary General's presentation at NATO's 93rd Rose-Roth Seminar held in Pristina, 22-24 October 2016.

RCC Deputy Secretary General's presentation at NATO's 93rd Rose-Roth Seminar held in Pristina, 22-24 October 2016.

25 OCT 2016 | MEETING DOCUMENT

RCC Deputy Secretary General Gazmend Turdiu spoke about the RCC activities, achievements of the SEE 2020 Strategy and the need and challenges of the economic growth in Western Balkans at "An Agenda for Regional Growth" session within NOTO's Rose-Roth seminar.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April – 31 August 2016

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April – 31 August 2016

12 OCT 2016 | REPORT

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 12 October 2016

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South East Europe 2020 – A review of progress, article by Sanjin  Arifagic, RCC’s Coordinator of SEE 2020 Strategy

South East Europe 2020 – A review of progress, article by Sanjin Arifagic, RCC’s Coordinator of SEE 2020 Strategy

21 SEP 2016 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Europeanwesternbalkans.com published an article by Sanjin Arifagic, RCC's Coordinator of South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy, on the Strategy’s implantation.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 January - 31 March 2015

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 January - 31 March 2015

16 SEP 2016 | REPORT

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 12 May 2015

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April - 20 September 2015

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April - 20 September 2015

16 SEP 2016 | AGREEMENT

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 15 October 2015

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 21 September - 31 December 2014

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 21 September - 31 December 2014

16 SEP 2016 | REPORT

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 26 February 2015

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April - 15 September 2014

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 April - 15 September 2014

16 SEP 2016 | REPORT

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 15 October 2014

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Initiatives to Prevent/Counter Violent Extremism in South East Europe: A Survey of Regional Issues, Initiatives and Opportunities

Initiatives to Prevent/Counter Violent Extremism in South East Europe: A Survey of Regional Issues, Initiatives and Opportunities

09 AUG 2016 | STUDY

The topic of violent extremism has increasingly become a part of policy discussions among domestic officials, international actors, academic researchers and civic activists in South East Europe over the past several years.
This study, commissioned by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), is aimed at better understanding of the situation regarding violent extremism, and related planned and on-going governmental and non-governmental activities in preventing and countering radicalization and violent extremism leading to terrorism in SEE (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey). The research also aims to identify gaps and unnecessary overlap, and contains conclusions and recommendations.

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Balkan Barometer 2016: Business Opinion Survey

Balkan Barometer 2016: Business Opinion Survey

21 JUN 2016 | SURVEY

The Balkan Barometer, published for the first time in 2015, surveys 7,000 citizens and 1,400 businesses in seven SEE economies, on a wide range of issues dealing with the political, socio-economic, business and investment climate, infrastructure, rule of law and other developments in the region. This year’s survey also includes select information on Moldova and Slovenia, giving a wider overview of the South East European region. The Balkan Barometer 2016 is published in two volumes: The Public Opinion Survey, detailing the citizens’ attitudes, and the Business Opinion Survey, summarizing the business sentiments. The research and publications have been prepared and developed in cooperation between the RCC and the GfK, one of the world’s largest market research institutes.

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Balkan Barometer 2016: Public Opinion Survey

Balkan Barometer 2016: Public Opinion Survey

21 JUN 2016 | SURVEY

The Balkan Barometer, published for the first time in 2015, surveys 7,000 citizens and 1,400 businesses in seven SEE economies, on a wide range of issues dealing with the political, socio-economic, business and investment climate, infrastructure, rule of law and other developments in the region. This year’s survey also includes select information on Moldova and Slovenia, giving a wider overview of the South East European region. The Balkan Barometer 2016 is published in two volumes: The Public Opinion Survey, detailing the citizens’ attitudes, and the Business Opinion Survey, summarizing the business sentiments. The research and publications have been prepared and developed in cooperation between the RCC and the GfK, one of the world’s largest market research institutes.

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Infographic - Balkan Barometer 2016

Infographic - Balkan Barometer 2016

21 JUN 2016 | BROCHURE

This infographic represents the main findings of the RCC’s Balkan Barometer 2016.

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South East Europe 2020: 2016 Annual Report on Implementation

South East Europe 2020: 2016 Annual Report on Implementation

01 JUN 2016 | REPORT

The report, presented at the SEE 2020 Governing Board meeting held on 30 May 2016 in Pravets, Bulgaria, reflects the status of implementation of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy.

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Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019, 'Changing with the Region'

Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019, 'Changing with the Region'

31 MAY 2016 | REPORT

The Strategy and Work Programme 2017-2019, 'Changing with the Region', of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, endorsed at the RCC Annual Meeting, on 31 May 2016 in Pravets, Bulgaria, has been designed to respond to the needs of the region and add value to cooperation in South East Europe in the areas of joint interest. The Strategy and Work Programme outlines the organisation’s vision and activities for the next three years.

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe in 2015-2016

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe in 2015-2016

11 MAY 2016 | REPORT

The Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) covers the period 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016. It outlines main RCC activities and achievements in the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 January – 31 March 2016

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 January – 31 March 2016

11 MAY 2016 | REPORT

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 11 May 2016

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Report on Gap Analysis on Regional Cooperation in the Area of Migration Management and Fight against Serious and Organised Crime

Report on Gap Analysis on Regional Cooperation in the Area of Migration Management and Fight against Serious and Organised Crime

22 APR 2016 | REPORT

The Report provides recommendations on how to achieve steady progress in the upcoming period in Policy areas Migration Management and the Fight against Serious and Organised Crime via the streamlining of Regional Cooperation and establishment of a coherent policy implementation process directed toward the fulfilment of Chapter 24 requirements and efficient countering of current and occurring threats to regional and European values. The purpose of the RCC Project is to contribute to a steady and consistent progress on part of the Beneficiaries in the upcoming period 2014-2020 in the fulfilment of Chapter 24 requirements regarding Migration Management and the Fight against Serious and Organised Crime, and raising their capacities for addressing current and occurring regional security threats via an optimal use of existing Regional Cooperation efforts and a rational use of national and donors’ resources. This is addressed through acquiring a comprehensive picture of national priorities and needs that have to be tackled on part of the Beneficiaries in the upcoming period, identifying positive areas of action in Regional Cooperation, and examining potential solutions – including whether a greater effect and added value would be achieved if they should be addressed at national or regional level.

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List of Participants of High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE

List of Participants of High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE

01 APR 2016 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The First High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe (SEE) took place in Podgorica, Montenegro.

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Agenda of High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE

Agenda of High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE

01 APR 2016 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The First High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe (SEE) took place in Podgorica, Montenegro.

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Declaration of Ministers and High-Level Representatives on the occasion of the 1st High-level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE

Declaration of Ministers and High-Level Representatives on the occasion of the 1st High-level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in SEE

01 APR 2016 | DECLARATION/DECISION

The Declaration has been adopted at the First High Level Ministerial Panel on Responding to Climate and Environmental Challenges in South East Europe (SEE) that took place on 1 April 2016 in Podgorica, at the event co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council, Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro, and the Regional Environmental Center, together with partner organisations: UNEP, Global Water Partnership Mediterranean, Umweltbundesamt - the Environment Agency of Austria, the South Eastern Europe Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group, the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and SEE Change Net.

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Backlog Reduction Programmes and Weighted Caseload Methods for South East Europe, Two Comparative Inquiries

Backlog Reduction Programmes and Weighted Caseload Methods for South East Europe, Two Comparative Inquiries

14 MAR 2016 | STUDY

In this Report the information on the delay reduction policies undertaken by the six Beneficiaries involved in the project is considered in the wider European context. The policies highlighted in the Beneficiaries are compared with the most interesting policies and effective practices carried out by the select European countries to improve the pace of litigation. Even though it is not possible to design a one-size-fits-all model to reduce case backlogs that could be used by all the courts, some quite specific policies and practices that have been proven to be effective in several participants can be singled out and adapted for consideration by the Beneficiaries.
Thus, the report proposes a concrete programme of actions with different options that could be implemented in the judiciaries of the Beneficiaries, based on the policies and practices of the European examples described here.
The literature review complements the statistical data, responses to the questionnaire and interviews with the Beneficiaries, and they together provide a basis for a concrete plan of backlog reduction for the Beneficiaries.
The Report has been approved by the WB Working Group on Justice.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period  1 October – 31 December 2015

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period 1 October – 31 December 2015

03 FEB 2016 | REPORT

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the 28th RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 26 February 2016.

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Conclusions and Recommendations, Regional Cooperation Day:

Conclusions and Recommendations, Regional Cooperation Day: "Reporting on the Region in the Region" (Journalists' workshop)

18 JAN 2016 | REPORT

Regional Cooperation Council gathered regional media representatives at the Regional Cooperation Day held in Sarajevo on 18-19th December 2015 to discuss the most pressing issues on the regional media landscape.

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Conclusions and Recommendations, Regional Cooperation Day:

Conclusions and Recommendations, Regional Cooperation Day: "End of a tough year, what will 2016 be like" (Civil Society forum)

18 JAN 2016 | REPORT

Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and representatives of the regional Civil Society Organisations, who mainly came from think-tanks, gathered in Sarajevo on 18-19th December 2015 at the Regional Cooperation Day to discuss the impact of CS organizations on EU integration process on the national and regional level.

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Strengthening Economic Cooperation Between South East Europe and Turkey

Strengthening Economic Cooperation Between South East Europe and Turkey

13 JAN 2016 | STUDY

This study represents a proposal for strengthening and deepening the economic relations between South East Europe and Turkey, by providing comprehensive diagnostics of SEE’s and Turkey’s economies, complementarities between their businesses, as well as defining key strategic policy areas in which they can work together. It recommends and proposes specific project ideas which could serve as an inspiration for the public and private sectors of the SEE end Turkey, particularly in sourcing domestic business opportunities through investments and trade in targeted sectors; integration into global chains and opening opportunities in third markets. The RCC has teamed up with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and the Economic Policy Research foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) to prepare and publish this study.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2015

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2015

09 DEC 2015 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) “Sustaining Growth in SEE through Increased Competitiveness” held in Becici, Montenegro on 9 December 2015

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Article by RCC Secretary General for Europe's World

Article by RCC Secretary General for Europe's World

23 OCT 2015 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Europe's World, independent Europe-wide policy journal, published in its Autumn issue an article by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, on EU enlargement.

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Corruption Risk Assessment in Public Institutions in South East Europe - Comparative Research and Methodology

Corruption Risk Assessment in Public Institutions in South East Europe - Comparative Research and Methodology

14 OCT 2015 | STUDY

The purpose of this paper is to provide Southeast European (SEE) economies with different options, integrated framework and practical advices to conduct tailored corruption risk assessment(s) efficiently and comprehensively, and consequently improve or upgrade governance / management of public sector institutions on integrity grounds. The paper is based on international best practices, theory and research, as well as the personal experience of author who was in the period 2011 - 2013 involved in the implementation of new system of integrity plans in Republic of Slovenia.
At the Regional Conference on Corruption Risk Assessment, Public Procurement, and Open Contracting in South Eastern Europe, that took place on 26 – 27 May, 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey, 10 Principles on Effective Corruption Risk Assessment in Public Administration were endorsed. The event was organized by United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in cooperation with Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and Regional Anti-Corruption Initiative (RAI) and co-funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

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List of participants of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

List of participants of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

08 OCT 2015 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The second meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was convened by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.

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Minutes of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Minutes of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

08 OCT 2015 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The second meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was convened by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.

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Agenda of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of the 2nd meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

08 OCT 2015 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The second meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was convened by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism of Montenegro.

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Article by RCC Secretary General for Montenegrin daily Vijesti

Article by RCC Secretary General for Montenegrin daily Vijesti

11 SEP 2015 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Montenegrin daily Vijesti published on 11 September 2015, an article by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Goran Svilanovic, on the recently held event in Ankara on connecting South East Europe businesses, co-organized by the RCC as a part of the B20 meeting of business people from G20 countries, which served as preparation for the next summit of the 20 most developed world economies.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General to Radio Free Europe

Interview by RCC Secretary General to Radio Free Europe

10 SEP 2015 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In an interview for Radio Free Europe, Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, spoke about the current refugee crisis, described as the largest since the World War II.

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Anti-Corruption Assessment of Laws in South East Europe (‘Corruption Proofing’)

Anti-Corruption Assessment of Laws in South East Europe (‘Corruption Proofing’)

08 SEP 2015 | STUDY

Anti-corruption assessment of laws aims at closing entry points for corruption contained in any legislation. For example, a badly regulated procedure for obtaining a building permit can make it easy for public officials to extort bribes from citizens. Once corruption proofing becomes an established practice, it will make legal drafters think ahead what corruption risks the legislation might facilitate in the future and how these risks can be avoided from the very beginning of the drafting process. The publication was developed by the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative and the Regional Cooperation Council, in cooperation with Dr. Tilman Hoppe. It shows that 13 countries in the world have a method in place for reviewing whether their general legislation contains any corruption risks. The added value of the publication lies in the Methodology it suggests. The Methodology compiles all best practices internationally available and describes an ideal corruption proofing process, the framework for implementing it, as well as all typical regulatory corruption risks. It is written as an easy to understand manual, which any reader will be able to work with, including civil society stakeholders, which are new to this tool.
On 13 – 14 November, 2014, the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI), the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), the Ministry of State on Local Issues of Albania and the Southeast Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI) co-organized the Regional Conference on Good Governance and Anti-corruption Policy Challenges. The Conference recommended for use the Methodology on Anti-corruption Risk Assessment of Laws developed by RAI and RCC, and adopted the 10 Ten Principles of Effective Corruption Proofing as an international standard in this field and recommended corruption risk assessment as a corruption preventive tool.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General to Serbian business magazine BizLife

Interview by RCC Secretary General to Serbian business magazine BizLife

08 SEP 2015 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about bilateral issues in the region, political situation in SEE, RCC Balkan Barometer, Balkans EU aspirations, investment opportunities and common market, as well as about RCC’s activities in boosting economic development of the region and regional cooperation in general.

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Civil society in the Balkans – a sacred cow or a new reality?

Civil society in the Balkans – a sacred cow or a new reality?

10 AUG 2015 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Article on Civil Socitey in the Western Balkans ahead of Vienna Western Balkans Summit, by Nenad Šebek, RCC Spoeksperson

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TERMS OF REFERENCE: Support to the Development of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy through the Establishment of a Working Group on Justice Dimension

TERMS OF REFERENCE: Support to the Development of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy through the Establishment of a Working Group on Justice Dimension

27 MAY 2015 | AGREEMENT

The purpose of the establishment of a Working Group of the high level representatives of ministries of justice is to assist in the implementation of the SEE 2020 – Jobs and Prosperity in European Perspective, particularly in the area of justice under the Governance for Growth Pillar of the Strategy. For this purpose, the Working Group will operate under the auspices of Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat with the programming, implementation, reporting and monitoring on the activities within Justice Dimension.

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Interview with Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General : “I am an optimist because of Western Balkan's strong desire to be a part of the EU family of nations

Interview with Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General : “I am an optimist because of Western Balkan's strong desire to be a part of the EU family of nations"

26 MAY 2015 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, on achievements and future plans of the Secretariat.

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Rules of Procedure: Regional Working Group on Environment under the South East Europe 2020 Strategy

Rules of Procedure: Regional Working Group on Environment under the South East Europe 2020 Strategy

14 MAY 2015 | AGREEMENT

Regional Working Group on Environment under the South East Europe 2020 Strategy adopts the Rules of Procedure, prescribing its mode of operation, roles and responsibilities, composition, business conduct, procedures, etc.

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Terms of Reference: Regional Working Group on Environment in Support of the Implementation of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy

Terms of Reference: Regional Working Group on Environment in Support of the Implementation of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy

14 MAY 2015 | AGREEMENT

The purpose of the establishment of the Regional Working Group of high-level representatives of ministries responsible for environment, water resources, land, energy and climate change (hereinafter referred to as: “Regional Working Group” or “RWGE Env”) is to guide the implementation of the Dimension J - Environment of the SEE 2020 Strategy – Jobs and Prosperity in European Perspective (hereinafter referred to as: SEE 2020 or Strategy). RWG Env will operate under the auspices of Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat with the main responsibility for programming, overseeing, and monitoring the activities within Dimension Environment.

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List of participants of the Constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

List of participants of the Constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

14 MAY 2015 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The first, constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was held in Podgorica under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

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Minutes of the Constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Minutes of the Constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

14 MAY 2015 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The first, constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was held in Podgorica under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

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Agenda of the constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

Agenda of the constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment

14 MAY 2015 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The first, constitutive meeting of the Regional Working Group on Environment was held in Podgorica under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe in 2014-2015

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on Regional Cooperation in South East Europe in 2014-2015

12 MAY 2015 | REPORT

The report covers the period April 2014-March 2015 and outlines main RCC activities and achievements in the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period.

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Balkan Opinion Barometer 2015

Balkan Opinion Barometer 2015

06 MAY 2015 | SURVEY

The report presents the results of the RCC-commissioned survey of public opinion of SEE citizens on crucial economic and development issues, intended to engage more closely the general public in context of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy. The survey was carried out in December 2014 by GfK, and was conducted face to face with 7000 respondents, in all seven economies covered by the Strategy.

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Balkan Business Barometer 2015

Balkan Business Barometer 2015

06 MAY 2015 | SURVEY

The report presents the results of the RCC-commissioned survey of business sentiment in SEE on crucial economic and development issues, intended to engage more closely the business community in context of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy. The survey was carried out in December 2014 by GfK, and was conducted face to face with 1400 companies of different size and different business areas, which are not majority-owned by the state or government, in all seven economies covered by the Strategy.

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Conclusions of the Conference on Combating Shadow Economy: A Necessity for Investments in SEE

Conclusions of the Conference on Combating Shadow Economy: A Necessity for Investments in SEE

30 APR 2015 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The event, co-organised by the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Regional Cooperation Council and Foreign Investors Councils of the region, took place on 28 April 2015, in Sarajevo, BiH.

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Labour Mobility as a Factor of Development in South-East Europe

Labour Mobility as a Factor of Development in South-East Europe

25 MAR 2015 | STUDY

This study is a result of a strategic partnership between the Regional Cooperation
Council (RCC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It aims
to inform the regional consultative process on enhancing labour mobility in the
region.

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Article/audio recording by Radio Funkhaus Europa featuring Regional Cooperation Council

Article/audio recording by Radio Funkhaus Europa featuring Regional Cooperation Council

11 DEC 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article/audio recording features RCC past and future activites.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Politika

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Politika

09 DEC 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about the EU prospects of the region.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH weekly Dani

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH weekly Dani

28 NOV 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about the current momentum in the region, explains why he thinks BiH will make significant steps forward in 2015, presents the SEE 2020 Strategy for employment, and explains why he brings Nusic’s play ‘Gospodja Ministarka’ to the citizens of Sarajevo.

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The address of Secretary General of the RCC, Goran Svilanovic, at the WB6 Meeting in Belgrade

The address of Secretary General of the RCC, Goran Svilanovic, at the WB6 Meeting in Belgrade

23 OCT 2014 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The speech was delivered at the WB6 Meeting in Belgrade – Economic Governance and Connectivity

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Interview by Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council to ONASA news Agency

Interview by Goran Svilanovic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council to ONASA news Agency

11 JUL 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Goran Svilanovic speaks about SEE 2020 Strategy, regional relations, RCC plans and activities in the interview to ONASA Agency

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2013-2014

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2013-2014

19 JUN 2014 | REPORT

The report covers the period April 2013-April 2014 and outlines main RCC activities and achievements in the past year. It also lays out the overall background and crucial developments impacting and shaping the activities of the RCC and the region of South East Europe in the reporting period.

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SEE 2020 Baseline Report: Towards Regional Growth

SEE 2020 Baseline Report: Towards Regional Growth

19 JUN 2014 | BOOK

The report, presented today at the First SEE 2020 Governing Board meeting, reflects the intensive work on implementation of the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy, as integral part of the RCC SWP 2014 – 2016, carried out during the past months, coordinated by the RCC Secretariat.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Turkish Anadolu Agency

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Turkish Anadolu Agency

31 MAY 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about the RCC’s activities and their focus on economy issues.

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Interview by RCC Expert on Sustainable Growth, Amna Redzepagic Colic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s daily Dnevni avaz

Interview by RCC Expert on Sustainable Growth, Amna Redzepagic Colic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s daily Dnevni avaz

22 MAY 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, the RCC expert speaks about the RCC’s activities in the area of air transport in South East Europe, through the organisation’s South East Europe 2020 Strategy.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Danas

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Danas

15 MAY 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic's, visit to Sarajevo

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the Sarajevo Business Forum

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the Sarajevo Business Forum

14 MAY 2014 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The speech was delivered at the event organized in cooperation with the RCC Secretariat, on 14 May 2014, within the panel “Regional investments and business guidelines”, chaired by the RCC Secretary General

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Interview by RCC Expert on Integrated Growth, Dragana Djurica, to BiH daily Oslobodjenje

Interview by RCC Expert on Integrated Growth, Dragana Djurica, to BiH daily Oslobodjenje

11 MAY 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Expert on Integrated Growth, Dragana Djurica, speaks about the issues women entrepreneurs face, the way to tackle them and motivate women to do business in larger numbers, as well as about the RCC's overall development Strategy for the region – South East Europe 2020.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian Magazine CorD

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian Magazine CorD

01 MAY 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General is speaking about the RCC’s SEE 2020 Strategy, organisation's priorities, economic situation in SEE and regional cooperation.

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Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period  January – March 2014

Report on the activities of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat for the period January – March 2014

24 APR 2014 | REPORT

The Report was presented by the RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at the 23rd RCC Board meeting held at the RCC Secretariat on 24 April 2014

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Address by Gazmend Turdiu, Deputy RCC Secretary General, at a workshop with journalists on South East Europe 2020 strategy

Address by Gazmend Turdiu, Deputy RCC Secretary General, at a workshop with journalists on South East Europe 2020 strategy

18 MAR 2014 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at a two-day workshop with Western Balkan journalists, devoted to Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy, in Sarajevo, BiH, on 18-19 March 2014.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the conference ‘Enhancing Growth through Regional Action – South East Europe 2020’

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the conference ‘Enhancing Growth through Regional Action – South East Europe 2020’

18 MAR 2014 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The speech was delivered at the event marking the completion of project Improving Cooperation in South-East Europe by Actions for Strengthening the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), organised by CEI and the RCC Secretariat.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH news agency FENA

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH news agency FENA

02 MAR 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about the new approach of the European Union towards the countries in the region, RCC’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy, and social protests.

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Article by BiH news agency FENA featuring Regional Cooperation Council

Article by BiH news agency FENA featuring Regional Cooperation Council

27 FEB 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article was published on the occasion of Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)'s sixth anniversary, on 27 February 2014.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

27 FEB 2014 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 1 October to 31 December 2013.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at EBRD high-level meeting on investing in the Western Balkans

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at EBRD high-level meeting on investing in the Western Balkans

24 FEB 2014 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The Speech was delivered at the conference “Investing in the Western Balkans”, hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, in London on 24 February 2014

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, featuring RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy

Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, featuring RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy

27 JAN 2014 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The author article by the RCC Secretary General, has been published by 9 dailies from the region: in Politika (Serbia, published on 24 January 2014); Dnevni avaz, Nezavisne novine and Vecernji list (Bosnia and Herzegovina, published on 22 January 2014); Vijesti (Montenegro, published on 20 January 2014); Mapo (Albania, published on 17 January 2014); Jutarnji list (Croatia, published on 17 January 2014); Utrinski vesnik (The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, published on 17 January 2014); and Tribuna (Kosovo*, published on 16 January 2014). The articles, including all translations to English are available at the language links below.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

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Final Report, 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, with conclusions and recommendations

Final Report, 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, with conclusions and recommendations

22 NOV 2013 | REPORT

Media professionals, practicing media lawyers, legislators/parliamentarians, government officials, members of media regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, civil society and academia from South East Europe dealing with media freedom issues gathered for the 2nd edition of the Academy in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 2-5 September 2013, to discuss solutions to common challenges in media policy and regulation in the region.

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South East Europe 2020 strategy

South East Europe 2020 strategy

21 NOV 2013 | REPORT

The goal of the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), is to improve living conditions in the region and bring competitiveness and development back in focus, closely following the vision of the EU strategy Europe 2020. It stresses out the shared vision of the SEE economies to open up to 1 million new jobs by 2020, by enabling employment growth from 39% to 44%, increase of total regional trade turnover by more than double from 94 to 210 billion euro, the rise of the region’s GDP per capita from current 36% to 44% of the EU average, and the addition of 300,000 highly qualified people to the workforce.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2013

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2013

21 NOV 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) at the conference “Jobs and Prosperity in a European Perspective”, at which South East Europe 2020 Strategy was adopted, in Sarajevo on 21 November 2013

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Video by Serbian public broadcaster RTS featuring adoption of RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy

Video by Serbian public broadcaster RTS featuring adoption of RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy

21 NOV 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The video has been broadcasted at RTS main News programme on 1 November 2013.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee, adopting SEE 2020 strategy

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee, adopting SEE 2020 strategy

21 NOV 2013 | DECLARATION/DECISION

The Statement has been adopted at a meeting held on 21 November 2013 in Sarajevo, BiH.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference

21 NOV 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The opening address has been delivered at the conference held on 21 November 2013.

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Welcome speech by Miroslav Kukobat, Head of Infrastructure and Energy Unit, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, at Roundtable on water and energy nexus in transboundary basins in South East Europe

Welcome speech by Miroslav Kukobat, Head of Infrastructure and Energy Unit, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, at Roundtable on water and energy nexus in transboundary basins in South East Europe

08 NOV 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The speech was delivered at the opening of the RCC-hosted three-day roundtable in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 6-8 November 2013

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Agenda - roundtable on water and energy nexus in transboundary basins in South East Europe

Agenda - roundtable on water and energy nexus in transboundary basins in South East Europe

06 NOV 2013 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

The roundtable is taking place on 6-8 November 2013, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Welcome address by Jovan Tegovski, Chief of Staff of the RCC Secretariat, at the 4th South East Europe Workshop on Counter Terrorism

Welcome address by Jovan Tegovski, Chief of Staff of the RCC Secretariat, at the 4th South East Europe Workshop on Counter Terrorism

05 NOV 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The workshop “THE LINKS BETWEEN ORGANIZED CRIME AND TERRORISM” was held in Antalya, Turkey, on 4-5 November 2013

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Address by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, at Western Balkans Regional Research and Development Strategy for Innovation Ministerial meeting

Address by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, at Western Balkans Regional Research and Development Strategy for Innovation Ministerial meeting

25 OCT 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The Secretary General of the RCC delivered the address at the Western Balkans Regional Research and Development Strategy for Innovation Ministerial meeting in Zagreb, Croatia on 25 October 2013

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Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation

Western Balkans Regional R&D Strategy for Innovation

25 OCT 2013 | REPORT

The strategy was endorsed by the ministers of science from the region, in Zagreb, on 25 October 2013. It was supported by the World Bank, the Regional Cooperation Council and the European Commission.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to The Parliament Magazine

Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to The Parliament Magazine

02 OCT 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the article, the RCC Secretary General writes about regional challenges and economic cooperation in South East Europe (SEE), featuring RCC’s SEE 2020 strategy.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

02 OCT 2013 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 24 April to 20 September 2013, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Welcome notes by Jovan Tegovski, RCC Secretariat's Chief of Staff, at the 2nd South Eastern European Government Communication Conference (SEECOM)

Welcome notes by Jovan Tegovski, RCC Secretariat's Chief of Staff, at the 2nd South Eastern European Government Communication Conference (SEECOM)

27 SEP 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The notes were delivered at the opening of the RCC-co-organized three-day conference in Budva, Montenegro, on 27 September 2013.

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Article by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, to World Commerce Review

Article by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, to World Commerce Review

24 SEP 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the article, the RCC Secretary General is commenting regional cooperation in South East Europe and RCC’s role in that context, especially in relation to the preparation of the SEE 2020 strategy.

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Article by Croatian daily, Jutarnji list, featuring RCC's SEE 2020 strategy

Article by Croatian daily, Jutarnji list, featuring RCC's SEE 2020 strategy

23 SEP 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article, published on 23 September 2013, feature Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy

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Interview by Sanjin Arifagic, RCC’s SEE 2020 Coordinator and Senior RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development, to Al Jazeera Balkans

Interview by Sanjin Arifagic, RCC’s SEE 2020 Coordinator and Senior RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development, to Al Jazeera Balkans

19 SEP 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, published on 19 September 2013, Senior RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development features Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy

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RCC staff featuring South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy

RCC staff featuring South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy

16 SEP 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Videos of RCC staff: Sanjin Arifagic, SEE 2020 Coordinator and Senior Expert on Economic and Social Development; Dinka Zivalj, Spokesperson; Mladen Dragasevic, Head of Building Human Capital and Cross Cutting Issues Unit; Miroslav Kukobat, Senior Expert on Energy and Infrastructure; and Svetlana Gligorovska, Expert on Infrastructure, featuring SEE 2020 strategy, at a workshop held in Sarajevo on 16 September 2013.

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Interview by Svetlana Gligorovska, RCC Expert on Infrastructure, to Skopje daily Utrinski vesnik

Interview by Svetlana Gligorovska, RCC Expert on Infrastructure, to Skopje daily Utrinski vesnik

15 SEP 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, published on 15 September 2013, RCC Expert on Infrastructure features Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)’s South East Europe (SEE) 2020 strategy

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Address by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, at the 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Address by Goran Svilanovic, RCC Secretary General, at the 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

05 SEP 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The Secretary General of the RCC delivered the address at the closing of the Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, in Sarajevo on 5 September 2013.

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Opening address by Head of RCC Expert Pool, Gazmend Turdiu, at the 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Opening address by Head of RCC Expert Pool, Gazmend Turdiu, at the 2nd Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

03 SEP 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The speech was delivered on 3 September 2013 in Sarajevo, at the event organized under RCC auspices.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian news agency Tanjug

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian news agency Tanjug

21 JUL 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General is speaking about the situation in Serbia, Belgrade-Prishtina relations, and regional cooperation.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian weekly Nin

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian weekly Nin

18 JUL 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about Serbia’s EU integration, Belgrade-Prishtina agreement, impacts of Croatia’s EU entry, regional cooperation, and main goals of South East Europe (SEE) 2020 growth strategy.

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Interview by Senior RCC Expert on Building Human Capital and Cross Cutting Issues, Mladen Dragasevic, to BH Radio 1

Interview by Senior RCC Expert on Building Human Capital and Cross Cutting Issues, Mladen Dragasevic, to BH Radio 1

17 JUL 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the audio interview Senior RCC Expert on Building Human Capital and Cross Cutting Issues speaks about the RCC Task Force on Culture and Society and its projects, and featuring the South East Europe (SEE) 2020 growth strategy.

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Article by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic to Al Jazeera

Article by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic to Al Jazeera

29 JUN 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article, published at the portal of Al Jazeera Balkans, is a commentary of Croatia’s entry into the EU.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina daily Oslobodjenje

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina daily Oslobodjenje

27 JUN 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The RCC Secretary General talks about political situation in South East Europe, regional cooperation and the RCC role, especially in relation to the SEE 2020 growth strategy.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Danas

Article by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Danas

26 JUN 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article discusses regional cooperation, EU integration, SEE 2020 and Serbia in this context.

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Article on regional cooperation by Lidija Topic, RCC Advisor

Article on regional cooperation by Lidija Topic, RCC Advisor

21 JUN 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article is a part of the book ‘The European future of the Western Balkans: Thessaloniki@10 (2003-2013)’, published by the EU Institute for Security Studies in 2013

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Address by Senior RCC Expert on Infrastructure and Energy, Miroslav Kukobat, at a International Energy Conference ‘Energa 2013’

Address by Senior RCC Expert on Infrastructure and Energy, Miroslav Kukobat, at a International Energy Conference ‘Energa 2013’

04 JUN 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 5 June 2013.

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Address by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanović at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Address by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanović at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs

31 MAY 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered in Ohrid on 31 May 2013.

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Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016

Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016

30 MAY 2013 | REPORT

The strategy was adopted by the RCC Board on 25 April 2013 in Sarajevo and endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 30 May 2013 in Ohrid.

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2012-2013

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2012-2013

30 MAY 2013 | REPORT

The report, endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 30 May 2013 in Ohrid, covers the period May 2012 – April 2013.

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Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016

Strategy and Work Programme of the Regional Cooperation Council for 2014-2016

30 MAY 2013 | REPORT

The strategy was adopted by the RCC Board on 25 April 2013 in Sarajevo and endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 30 May 2013 in Ohrid.

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Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, at the fifth RCC Annual Meeting

Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, at the fifth RCC Annual Meeting

30 MAY 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The fifth RCC Annual Meeting was held on 30 May 2013 in Ohrid.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting

02 MAY 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The Permanent Council meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), was held in Vienna, on 2 May 2013. The document containing RCC Secretary General’s address also includes links to available responses by the missions to OSCE.

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Conclusions of the conference on strengthening air traffic regional cooperation in South East Europe

Conclusions of the conference on strengthening air traffic regional cooperation in South East Europe

29 APR 2013 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The event, hosted by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, was held on 29 April 2013 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by RCC Chief of Staff, Jovan Tegovski, at the opening of regional conference on strengthening air traffic regional cooperation in South East Europe

Address by RCC Chief of Staff, Jovan Tegovski, at the opening of regional conference on strengthening air traffic regional cooperation in South East Europe

29 APR 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at the opening of RCC-hosted event in Sarajevo on 29 April 2013.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian weekly Novi magazin

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian weekly Novi magazin

25 APR 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview RCC Secretary General speaks about Belgrade-Prishtina agreement, RCC activities and South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

25 APR 2013 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 18 February to 10 April 2013, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Statute of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

Statute of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

25 APR 2013 | DECLARATION/DECISION

As amended by the RCC Board on 25 April 2013

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian monthly Kurir Go International

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian monthly Kurir Go International

22 APR 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, RCC Secretary General speaks about importance of regional cooperation in South East Europe (SEE), RCC activities and preparation of SEE 2020 Strategy.

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South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) Work Programme for the Year 2013

South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) Work Programme for the Year 2013

19 MAR 2013 | MEETING DOCUMENT

Adopted at the 12th SEEIC meeting, held in Sarajevo, on 19 March 2013.

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Statement by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH news agency Fena

Statement by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH news agency Fena

13 MAR 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Secretary General Svilanovic talks about opportunities for the region under the new EU Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA II).

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Address by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at a meeting of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe

Address by RCC Secretary General Goran Svilanovic at a meeting of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe

08 MAR 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The meeting was hosted by Radio-Television Slovenia, in Ljubljana, on 8 March 2013.

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Participants of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

Participants of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC)

28 FEB 2013 | DECLARATION/DECISION

As amended by the RCC Board on 28 February 2013

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

28 FEB 2013 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 8 October 2012 to 15 February 2013, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Croatian public broadcaster HRT

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Croatian public broadcaster HRT

28 FEB 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The interview has been broadcasted in HRT's magazine ‘Horizonti’ on 27 February 2013.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanović, at a panel discussion marking the 5th RCC anniversary

Address by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanović, at a panel discussion marking the 5th RCC anniversary

27 FEB 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

A panel discussion ‘Five years of Regional Cooperation Council: Building on foundations and embracing new challenges’, was a central element which marked the fifth anniversary of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), in Sarajevo on 27 February 2013.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Beta news agency and EurActiv Serbia portal

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Beta news agency and EurActiv Serbia portal

18 FEB 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about development of South East Europe 2020 Strategy, activities of the RCC, region’s EU integration processes, neighbourly relations and cooperation in the region, visa-free regime for Western Balkans, etc.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Blic

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Serbian daily Blic

18 FEB 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General speaks about objectives of the South East Europe 2020 Strategy, current relations in the region, and his meetings with Serbia’s top officials in Belgrade last week.

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Speech by Head of RCC Expert Pool, Jelica Minic, on behalf of RCC Secretary General on the occasion of receiving International Peace Centre Sarajevo (IPC)’s traditional award ‘Sloboda’ (Freedom)

Speech by Head of RCC Expert Pool, Jelica Minic, on behalf of RCC Secretary General on the occasion of receiving International Peace Centre Sarajevo (IPC)’s traditional award ‘Sloboda’ (Freedom)

07 FEB 2013 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The International Peace Centre (IPC) Sarajevo awarded the RCC for the organization’s outstanding role in developing euro-regional cooperation in South East Europe and for the creation of a stable and safe atmosphere for economic and social development.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH daily Dnevni avaz

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH daily Dnevni avaz

02 FEB 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General speaks about South East Europe (SEE) 2020 Strategy, economic situation in SEE, priorities of RCC in its activity areas, region’s EU bids, etc.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s TV1

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s TV1

31 JAN 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, broadcasted on TV1’s central newscast on 31 January 2013, the RCC Secretary General speaks about priorities of the organisation in the future period, importance of regional cooperation in Western Balkans’ EU accession process, RCC projects, etc.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH public broadcaster BHT1

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH public broadcaster BHT1

31 JAN 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General speaks about the future priorities of the organisation, regional cooperation in South East Europe (SEE), SEE 2020 Strategy, etc. The interview was broadcasted on BHT1’s central newscast on 31 January 2013.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH News Agency SRNA

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH News Agency SRNA

31 JAN 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the focus of the RCC Secretary General’s interview to SRNA, published yesterday, is South East Europe 2020 (SEE 2020) Strategy.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH News Agency FENA

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Goran Svilanovic, to BiH News Agency FENA

31 JAN 2013 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General talks about current state of regional cooperation, EU integration, dangers of abolishment of visa-free regime for the Balkan countries and the priorities in the RCC work.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Bisevic, at the ministerial conference ‘National Museums in South East Europe - Status, Management and Partnerships’

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Bisevic, at the ministerial conference ‘National Museums in South East Europe - Status, Management and Partnerships’

13 NOV 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at the ministerial conference in Skopje, on 13 November 2012.

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Interview by Jelica Minic, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Dnevnik

Interview by Jelica Minic, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Dnevnik

11 NOV 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The interview was published on 11 November 2012.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2012

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) in 2012

09 NOV 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) at the meeting “South East Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth” held in Tirana, Albania on 9 November 2012

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Address by Albanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy, Edmond Haxhinasto, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference

Address by Albanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, Trade and Energy, Edmond Haxhinasto, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference

09 NOV 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at the conference held in Tirana, Albania, on 9 November 2012.

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Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee

Statement from the Ministerial Conference of the South East Europe Investment Committee

09 NOV 2012 | DECLARATION/DECISION

Ministers of the Western Balkans economies adopted the statement at the conference ‘South East Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, held in Tirana, Albania on 9 November 2012.

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the South East Europe Investment Committee Ministerial Conference

09 NOV 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at the conference held in Tirana, Albania, on 9 November 2012.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA

04 NOV 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, published on 4 November 2012, the RCC Secretary General speaks about regional cooperation in South East Europe following the recent European Commission’s 2012 Enlargement Package.

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Statement by Jelica Minic, Deputy RCC Secretary General, to Radio Free Europe

Statement by Jelica Minic, Deputy RCC Secretary General, to Radio Free Europe

04 NOV 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the article, Deputy RCC Secretary General promotes RCC’s project ‘Les Femmes Des Balkans’, a CD of ethno music from South East Europe, performed by female soloists from the region.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at a conference on financing digitalization in Eastern Europe

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at a conference on financing digitalization in Eastern Europe

29 OCT 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at a conference on financing digitalization in Eastern Europe, ‘The Challenge for Public Service Broadcasters’, held in Vienna, Austria, on 29 October 2012.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

18 OCT 2012 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 4 May to 5 October 2012, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to Anadolu Agency

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to Anadolu Agency

17 OCT 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General speaks about visa and enlargement issues in the Western Balkans.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, to World Commerce Review

Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, to World Commerce Review

30 SEP 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article, published in the September 2012 issue of the World Commerce Review, focuses on regional cooperation and development potentials in South East Europe.

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Opening address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the 3rd Road Congress in South East Europe

Opening address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the 3rd Road Congress in South East Europe

20 SEP 2012 | AGREEMENT

The event, co-organized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Bosnia and Herzegovina (ACE BiH) and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, with support of the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, took place on 20-21 September in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the third meeting of ISIS Programme Governing Body

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the third meeting of ISIS Programme Governing Body

12 SEP 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The third Governing Body meeting of the Implementation of Single European Sky (ISIS) Programme in South East Europe, which took place in Ohrid on 12 September 2012, was co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport.

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Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to Montenegrin weekly Monitor

Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to Montenegrin weekly Monitor

31 AUG 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about the regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Final Report on the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, with conclusions

Final Report on the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe, with conclusions

19 JUL 2012 | REPORT

The Academy took place in Zagreb, Croatia, on 3-8 June 2012, with participation of media law practitioners from all of the countries in South East Europe as well as from relevant international organisations. It aimed at safeguarding media freedoms by enhancing regional cooperation and by building capacity of media lawyers to use the best national media laws and practices in the region in line with international and European media standards.

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Commentary by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA

Commentary by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA

05 JUL 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The RCC Secretary General comments regional cooperation and EU integration process in South East Europe.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to BiH news agency FENA

24 JUN 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, published on 24 June 2012, the RCC Secretary General speaks about the issues in the region and current political and economic situation that affects South East Europe.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to SensServis

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to SensServis

20 JUN 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview the RCC Secretary General speaks about the organisation’s Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013, RCC achievements and future challenges.

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the South-East European Cooperation Process

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the South-East European Cooperation Process

15 JUN 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered in Belgrade, Serbia, on 15 June 2012

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs

14 JUN 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered in Belgrade, Serbia, on 14 June 2012.

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe in 2011-2012

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe in 2011-2012

13 JUN 2012 | REPORT

The report, endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 13 June 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia, covers the period May 2011-May 2012.

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Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, at the RCC Annual Meeting

Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, at the RCC Annual Meeting

13 JUN 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The fourth RCC Annual Meeting was held on 13 June 2012 in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Deutsche Welle

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Deutsche Welle

07 JUN 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, published on 7 June 2012, the RCC Secretary General speaks about regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Opening address by Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Opening address by Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

04 JUN 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at the opening of the first academy on media law in South East Europe, in Zagreb, Croatia, on 4 June 2012. The week-long event has been organized under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will be implemented by ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression and the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe.

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Opening address by Josip Popovac, President of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe/ Director General of the Croatian Radio-Television, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Opening address by Josip Popovac, President of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe/ Director General of the Croatian Radio-Television, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

04 JUN 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at the opening of the first academy on media law in South East Europe, in Zagreb, Croatia, on 4 June 2012. The week-long event has been organized under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will be implemented by ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression and the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe.

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Opening remarks by Nina Suomalainen, Deputy Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

Opening remarks by Nina Suomalainen, Deputy Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the First Academy on Media Law in South East Europe

04 JUN 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at the opening of the first academy on media law in South East Europe, in Zagreb, Croatia, on 4 June 2012. The week-long event has been organized under the auspices of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), with support of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will be implemented by ARTICLE 19: Global Campaign for Free Expression and the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe.

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Welcome address by Stanislav Daskalov, Deputy Head of RCC Liaison Office Brussels, at the conference on investigative journalism and data protection

Welcome address by Stanislav Daskalov, Deputy Head of RCC Liaison Office Brussels, at the conference on investigative journalism and data protection

30 MAY 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The event, which was co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council, took place in Pula, Croatia, on 29-31 May 2012.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

15 MAY 2012 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 6 March to 3 May 2012, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Address by RCC Spokesperson, Dinka Živalj, on the occasion of marking the International Girls in ICT Day

Address by RCC Spokesperson, Dinka Živalj, on the occasion of marking the International Girls in ICT Day

26 APR 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The event, organized by the Ministry of Communications and Transport of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in partnership with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat, the United Nations Development Programme, Microsoft, Oracle, Lexmark and One World – Platform for South East Europe Foundation, was held on 26 April 2012, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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 South East Europe Investment Committee Rules of Procedure

South East Europe Investment Committee Rules of Procedure

25 APR 2012 | MEETING DOCUMENT

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Southeast Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) Work Programme 2012-2013

Southeast Europe Investment Committee (SEEIC) Work Programme 2012-2013

25 APR 2012 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The SEEIC Work Programme 2012-2013 has been adopted at the meeting held under the umbrella of the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on 24-25 April 2012.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, published in ‘Die Südosteuropa Mitteilungen’, the journal of  Southeast Europe Association

Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, published in ‘Die Südosteuropa Mitteilungen’, the journal of Southeast Europe Association

25 APR 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article has been published in the first 2012 issue of ‘Die Südosteuropa Mitteilungen’, the journal of Southeast Europe Association.

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Address by Genci Mucaj, Director General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania and RCC National Coordinator, at 10th meeting of South East Europe Investment Committee

Address by Genci Mucaj, Director General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania and RCC National Coordinator, at 10th meeting of South East Europe Investment Committee

24 APR 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The meeting was held at RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo on 24-25 April 2012.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at 10th meeting of South East Europe Investment Committee

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at 10th meeting of South East Europe Investment Committee

24 APR 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The meeting was held at RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo on 24-25 April 2012.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at 13th Bled Forum

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at 13th Bled Forum

29 MAR 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at the 13th Bled Forum’s ‘Foresight Conference: Europe Beyond Smart – Inclusive – Sustainable, Throughout Cloud Computing Decade’, held in Bled, Slovenia, on 29-30 March 2012.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a signing ceremony of the Platform for Joint Action of the Security Exchanges of South East Europe

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a signing ceremony of the Platform for Joint Action of the Security Exchanges of South East Europe

27 MAR 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Directors of eight South East European stock exchanges signed the Platform under the RCC Secretariat auspices, in Sarajevo on 27 March 2012.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

15 MAR 2012 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 30 November 2011 to 5 March 2012, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Welcoming speech by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a panel discussion ‘From Ownership to Responsibility: Regional Cooperation in South East Europe and EU Membership’

Welcoming speech by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a panel discussion ‘From Ownership to Responsibility: Regional Cooperation in South East Europe and EU Membership’

14 MAR 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The panel discussion was held in Sarajevo, BiH, on 14 March 2012, to mark the 4th anniversary of the Regional Cooperation Council.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at informal meeting of SEECP ministers of foreign affairs

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at informal meeting of SEECP ministers of foreign affairs

31 JAN 2012 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The meeting took place on 31 January 2012, in Belgrade, Serbia.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, published by Albanian daily Gazeta Shqiptare

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, published by Albanian daily Gazeta Shqiptare

21 JAN 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview RCC Secretary General speaks about the RCC’s work and the regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to BiH daily Dnevni avaz

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to BiH daily Dnevni avaz

15 JAN 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview RCC Secretary General speaks about relations in South East Europe today as compared to 2008.

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Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to Radio Free Europe

Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to Radio Free Europe

03 JAN 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about RCC’s activities in 2011 and plans for 2012.

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Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to New Europe weekly

Article by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to New Europe weekly

02 JAN 2012 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article speaks about regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Article by RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development, Nand Shani, published in Newsletter of Regional Health Development Center on Mental Health in South-eastern Europe

Article by RCC Expert on Economic and Social Development, Nand Shani, published in Newsletter of Regional Health Development Center on Mental Health in South-eastern Europe

31 DEC 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article was published in the first issue of organization’s newsletter, from December 2011.

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 Interview by Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General, to Albanian weekly Tirana Times

Interview by Hido Biscevic, RCC Secretary General, to Albanian weekly Tirana Times

23 DEC 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, published on 23 December 2011, the RCC Secretary General speaks about the organization’s work and the regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

08 DEC 2011 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 9 September - 30 November 2011, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Written address by Hido Biščević, RCC Secretary General, at the 18th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council

Written address by Hido Biščević, RCC Secretary General, at the 18th Meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council

06 DEC 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The 18th meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)’s Ministerial Council took place on 6-7 December 2011, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

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Opening address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the IPA Multi-Beneficiary Coordination Meeting

Opening address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the IPA Multi-Beneficiary Coordination Meeting

16 NOV 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The two-day meeting, hosted by the RCC Secretariat, opened on 15 November 2011 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Opening address by the Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina/EU Special Representative, Ambassador Peter Sorensen, at the IPA Multi-Beneficiary Coordination Meeting

Opening address by the Head of EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina/EU Special Representative, Ambassador Peter Sorensen, at the IPA Multi-Beneficiary Coordination Meeting

16 NOV 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The two-day meeting, hosted by the RCC Secretariat, opened on 15 November 2011 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Conclusions of the international seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’

Conclusions of the international seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’

14 NOV 2011 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The seminar, co-organized by the European Commission (EC)’s Enlargement Directorate-General and the RCC Secretariat, with support of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), was held on 14 November in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Opening address by Hido Biščević, RCC Secretary General, at the International seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’

Opening address by Hido Biščević, RCC Secretary General, at the International seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’

14 NOV 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The seminar, co-organized by the European Commission (EC)’s Enlargement Directorate-General and the RCC Secretariat, with support of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), was held on 14 November in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by Dinka Zivalj, RCC Spokesperson/Head of Media Unit, at the International seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’

Address by Dinka Zivalj, RCC Spokesperson/Head of Media Unit, at the International seminar ‘South East Europe 20 Years On: Transformation from State to Public Broadcasting’

14 NOV 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The seminar, co-organized by the European Commission (EC)’s Enlargement Directorate-General and the RCC Secretariat, with support of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), was held on 14 November in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Article by Radio Free Europe featuring Regional Cooperation Council

Article by Radio Free Europe featuring Regional Cooperation Council

27 OCT 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article, containing statement by Jelica Minic, Deputy RCC Secretary General, focuses on the RCC co-organized regional conference “New Skills for New Jobs”, that took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 27-28 October 2011.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to the news portal Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to the news portal Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

19 OCT 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The interview has been published on 19 October 2011. It has been carried by the Le Courrier des Balkans as well, on 26 October 2011.

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic at the Third Health Ministerial Forum: Health in All Policies

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic at the Third Health Ministerial Forum: Health in All Policies

13 OCT 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address has been delivered at a two-day meeting on 13 October 2011 in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the the Summit 100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe-A New Deal for a New Age

Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the the Summit 100 Business Leaders of Southeast Europe-A New Deal for a New Age

07 OCT 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The speech has been delivered on 7 October in Arandjelovac, Serbia.

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Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the Second Regional Conference of Supreme Court Presidents and State Chief Prosecutors on cooperation in criminal matters

Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the Second Regional Conference of Supreme Court Presidents and State Chief Prosecutors on cooperation in criminal matters

06 OCT 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The speech has been delivered at the opening of the conference on 6 October in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Protocol on Regional Cooperation in Education and Training among members of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe

Protocol on Regional Cooperation in Education and Training among members of the European Association of Public Service Media in South East Europe

30 SEP 2011 | AGREEMENT

The Protocol has been signed by directors general of 12 public broadcasters, as well by RCC and EBU, on 30 September 2011 in Sarajevo.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biščević, to BiH daily Dnevni list

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biščević, to BiH daily Dnevni list

29 SEP 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

This is the second, economic, part of the interview published on 29 September 2011.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biščević, to BiH daily Dnevni list

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biščević, to BiH daily Dnevni list

25 SEP 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

This is the first, political, part of the interview published on 25 September 2011.

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Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

Report to RCC Board on activities of RCC Secretariat

15 SEP 2011 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 9 May 2011 to 9 September 2011, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Conclusions of the second conference of the Governing Body for the Implementation of Single European Sky in South East Europe

Conclusions of the second conference of the Governing Body for the Implementation of Single European Sky in South East Europe

07 SEP 2011 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The meeting, co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat and the European Commission’s Directorate General for Mobility and Transport, was held on 7 September 2011 in Solin, Croatia.

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Interview by Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Jelica Minic, to Balkans.com Business News

Interview by Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Jelica Minic, to Balkans.com Business News

21 JUL 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about RCC’s role in regional cooperation in South East Europe, organization’s activities and its short and long-term goals.

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Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija

Interview by Hido Biscevic, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Croatian daily Slobodna Dalmacija

09 JUL 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview RCC Secretary General talks about activities of the organisation and regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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Declaration of the 14th meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP)

Declaration of the 14th meeting of the Heads of State and Government of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP)

30 JUN 2011 | DECLARATION/DECISION

The document has been adopted on 30 June 2011 in Budva, Montenegro.

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Address of RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs, 29 June 2011

Address of RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the meeting of SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs, 29 June 2011

29 JUN 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered in Budva, Montenegro.

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Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe in 2010-2011

Annual Report of the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council on regional co-operation in South East Europe in 2010-2011

28 JUN 2011 | REPORT

The report, endorsed by the participants of the RCC Annual Meeting, on 28 June 2011 in Becici, Montenegro, covers the period May 2010-May 2011.

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Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, at the RCC Annual Meeting

Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, at the RCC Annual Meeting

28 JUN 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The third RCC Annual Meeting was held on 28 June 2011, in Becici, Montenegro.

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Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, to Montenegrin daily Pobjeda

Interview by Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hido Biscevic, to Montenegrin daily Pobjeda

25 JUN 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, given prior to the third RCC Annual Meeting, which was held on 28 June 2011 in Becici, Montenegro, the RCC Secretary General speaks about the organisation’s past activities and future challenges.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the constitutive meeting of the RCC Task force on Culture and Society

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the constitutive meeting of the RCC Task force on Culture and Society

23 JUN 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The event was held on 23 June 2011 in Cetinje, Montenegro.

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Final Declaration of the 9th Conference of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Presidents of Parliament

Final Declaration of the 9th Conference of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Presidents of Parliament

15 JUN 2011 | DECLARATION/DECISION

The document was adopted at a meeting in Becici, Montenegro, on 14-15 June 2011.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the seminar on railway reform in South East Europe and Turkey

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biščević, at the seminar on railway reform in South East Europe and Turkey

14 JUN 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The event was held on 14 June 2011 in Brussels.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic at the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Central European Initiative

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic at the meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Central European Initiative

10 JUN 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The event took place on 10 June 2011, in Trieste, Italy.

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Address by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at a regional conference on social agenda for the Western Balkans

Address by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at a regional conference on social agenda for the Western Balkans

25 MAY 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The speech was delivered at the opening of RCC-organized conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 25 May 2011.

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Conclusions of a roundtable on fundraising for projects of the International Sava River Basin Commission

Conclusions of a roundtable on fundraising for projects of the International Sava River Basin Commission

17 MAY 2011 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The meeting was hosted by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat in Sarajevo, on 17 May 2011.

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

12 MAY 2011 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 9 March 2011 to 9 May 2011, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Conclusions and recommendations of the Second Conference on Road Infrastructure Safety Management

Conclusions and recommendations of the Second Conference on Road Infrastructure Safety Management

25 APR 2011 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The event, co-organized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat, was held on 20 April in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting

14 APR 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The Permanent Council meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), was held in Vienna, on 14 April 2011. The document containing RCC Secretary General’s address also includes links to available responses by the missions to OSCE.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to Serbian Radio Novi Sad

Interview by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, to Serbian Radio Novi Sad

06 APR 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, RCC Secretary General speaks about the conference ‘Western Balkans and Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, organized by RCC on 30-31 March 2011 in Brussels, as well as about RCC activities in general.

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Article by New Europe weekly featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities

Article by New Europe weekly featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities

03 APR 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article reports on the conference ‘Western Balkans and Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat on 30-31 March in Brussels.

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Preliminary summary findings of a survey of regional initiatives and task forces in South East Europe

Preliminary summary findings of a survey of regional initiatives and task forces in South East Europe

31 MAR 2011 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The document was presented at the RCC-organized conference ‘Western Balkans and Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, on 30-31 March 2011 in Brussels.

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the conference 'Western Balkans and Europe 2020: Path Towards Convergence and Growth’

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the conference 'Western Balkans and Europe 2020: Path Towards Convergence and Growth’

30 MAR 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The event, that gathered over 100 participants, was held in Brussels, Belgium on 30-31 March 2011.

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Article by Serbian news agency Beta featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities

Article by Serbian news agency Beta featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities

30 MAR 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article reports on the opening of the conference ‘Western Balkans and Europe 2020 – Towards Convergence and Growth’, organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat on 30-31 March in Brussels.

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Article by Radio Free Europe featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities

Article by Radio Free Europe featuring Regional Cooperation Council’s activities

22 MAR 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article reports on the meeting on the role of national parliaments in Western Balkans and Turkey in negotiations for EU accession, co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council Secretariat and the European Commission’s Enlargement Directorate-General on 17-18 March in Sarajevo.

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Regional Strategic Document on Justice and Home Affairs 2011-2013 and the Action Plan for its implementation

Regional Strategic Document on Justice and Home Affairs 2011-2013 and the Action Plan for its implementation

18 MAR 2011 | REPORT

The Strategic Document was endorsed by the Ministers in Budva, Montenegro, on 18 March 2011.

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Common Declaration of SEECP Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs regarding the endorsement of the Regional Strategic Document 2011-2013 and the Action Plan for its implementation

Common Declaration of SEECP Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs regarding the endorsement of the Regional Strategic Document 2011-2013 and the Action Plan for its implementation

18 MAR 2011 | DECLARATION/DECISION

The Declaration was adopted by the Ministers in Budva, Montenegro, on 18 March 2011.

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Article on cross-border cooperation in Western Balkans, with references to Regional Cooperation Council.

Article on cross-border cooperation in Western Balkans, with references to Regional Cooperation Council.

17 MAR 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article, published at TransConflict and Eurasia Review websites, was originally written by Development and Transition, a joint project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Europe and the CIS and the London School of Economics (LSE).

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Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the regional meeting on the role of national parliaments in negotiations for the EU accession

Address by the Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, at the regional meeting on the role of national parliaments in negotiations for the EU accession

17 MAR 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The meeting of parliamentarians from Western Balkans and Turkey took place in the premises of RCC Secretariat in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 17-18 March 2011.

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Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the regional conference of ministers of justice and ministers of interior from South East Europe

Address by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the regional conference of ministers of justice and ministers of interior from South East Europe

17 MAR 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The SEECP ministerial conference ‘Strengthening Co-operation in Fight against Organized Crime in South East Europe’ was held in Budva, Montenegro on 16-18 March 2011.

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Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the meeting of defense ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process

Address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the meeting of defense ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process

15 MAR 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The meeting of the defense ministers of the South-East European Cooperation Process was held in Budva, Montenegro on 14-15 March 2011.

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 Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to BiH monthly magazine and news portal Intermezzo

Interview by Deputy RCC Secretary General, Jelica Minic, to BiH monthly magazine and news portal Intermezzo

09 MAR 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about RCC activities and regional cooperation with emphasis on Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

08 MAR 2011 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 4 December 2010 to 4 March 2011, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Welcoming speech by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a panel discussion ‘South East Europe in 2011 and Beyond: Sharing the Same Vision’

Welcoming speech by the RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at a panel discussion ‘South East Europe in 2011 and Beyond: Sharing the Same Vision’

07 MAR 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The panel discussion was held in Sarajevo, BiH, on 7 March 2011, to mark the third anniversary of the Regional Cooperation Council.

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Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biscevic, at the informal meeting of the SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Address by the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biscevic, at the informal meeting of the SEECP Ministers of Foreign Affairs

28 JAN 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The informal meeting of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Ministers of Foreign Affairs took place on 28 January 2011, in Becici/Budva, Montenegro

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Survey Report: Integrity and Resistance to Corruption of the Law Enforcement Bodies in South East European Countries

Survey Report: Integrity and Resistance to Corruption of the Law Enforcement Bodies in South East European Countries

27 JAN 2011 | REPORT

The study, conducted among nine members of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) from South East Europe, has been coordinated by the RCC and prepared by Transparency International (TI) Romania and its partners, together with the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative (RAI). The results of the Survey have been analyzed during the 2010 Anticorruption Conference held in Bucharest, organized by RCC, RAI, TI Romania, Romanian Ministry of Justice and Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Talking points of Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biscevic, at the meeting of the SEECP Political Directors

Talking points of Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, Hido Biscevic, at the meeting of the SEECP Political Directors

27 JAN 2011 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The meeting of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Political Directors took place on 27 January 2011, in Becici/Budva, Montenegro

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Article by Hido Biščević, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, for New Europe weekly

Article by Hido Biščević, Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, for New Europe weekly

03 JAN 2011 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the article, Secretary General writes about regional cooperation in South East Europe in 2010.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to Business Magazine

Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to Business Magazine

13 DEC 2010 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General talks about the activities of the organization over the past three years, as well as future prospects.

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

02 DEC 2010 | REPORT

The report covers the period from 11 September to 26 November 2010, and reflects progress in implementation of the RCC Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Address by Senior RCC Expert on Justice and Home Affairs Virgil Ivan Cucu at the SEE Regional Coordination Conference on Justice, Home Affairs and Security Cooperation

Address by Senior RCC Expert on Justice and Home Affairs Virgil Ivan Cucu at the SEE Regional Coordination Conference on Justice, Home Affairs and Security Cooperation

30 NOV 2010 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address was delivered at the opening of the two-day event, dedicated to finalization of drafting of the South East European Regional Strategic Document and Action Plan 2011-2013 in the area of justice, home affairs and security cooperation, held under RCC auspices in Sarajevo, BiH.

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Interview by Jelica Minic, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Politika

Interview by Jelica Minic, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council, to Serbian daily Politika

28 NOV 2010 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, the Deputy RCC Secretary General speaks about the regional cooperation in South East Europe, with an emphasis to economic cooperation.

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at the EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs

23 NOV 2010 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The address titled “Working Together in Strengthening EU Perspectives: the Role of the RCC” was delivered on 23 November 2010 in Brussels.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to Odbrana, bi-weekly magazine of the Serbian Ministry of Defence

Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to Odbrana, bi-weekly magazine of the Serbian Ministry of Defence

15 NOV 2010 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, Secretary General Biscevic speaks about the RCC and its activities, and regional cooperation in general with emphasis on security cooperation.

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Conclusion of the regional conference ‘The Role of Inspectors in Education Quality Assurance in South East Europe’

Conclusion of the regional conference ‘The Role of Inspectors in Education Quality Assurance in South East Europe’

21 OCT 2010 | MEETING DOCUMENT

This regional event, that took place on 20-21 October 2010, in the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat in Sarajevo, discussed the inspectors’ contribution to modernizing educational systems in South East Europe.

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Conclusions of the international conference ‘Addressing Europe’s Digital Divide: Towards Sustainable Public Service Media in South East Europe’

Conclusions of the international conference ‘Addressing Europe’s Digital Divide: Towards Sustainable Public Service Media in South East Europe’

15 OCT 2010 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic and the EBU Vice-President Claudio Cappon signed these conclusions on 15 October 2010 in Sarajevo, BiH.

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Opening address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the international conference on digitalization and sustainability of public service media

Opening address by RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, at the international conference on digitalization and sustainability of public service media

14 OCT 2010 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The opening address refers to the international conference ‘Addressing Europe’s Digital Divide: Towards Sustainable Public Service Media in South East Europe’, held in RCC Secretariat on 14-15 October 2010.

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Article by BiH daily Oslobodjenje featuring Regional Cooperation Council

Article by BiH daily Oslobodjenje featuring Regional Cooperation Council

27 SEP 2010 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

The article is about the Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013 of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) and carries statements of RCC Secretary General, Hido Biscevic, and his Deputy, Jelica Minic.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to RTV Vojvodina/Radio Novi Sad

Interview by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic to RTV Vojvodina/Radio Novi Sad

22 SEP 2010 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

In the interview, the RCC Secretary General talks about the Regional Cooperation Council, its activities so far and the organization’s Strategy and Work Programme 2011-2013.

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Commentary for EurActiv by Hido Biščević, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

Commentary for EurActiv by Hido Biščević, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council

08 JUL 2010 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Secretary General Biscevic writes about the new spirit of rapprochement in Western Balkans and the ways it can be advanced, also in light of the RCC strategy for the next three years, endorsed last month by South East European heads of state and government.

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Declaration in respect of the Western Balkans Investment Framework

Declaration in respect of the Western Balkans Investment Framework

14 DEC 2009 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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List of 2009 Activities of the RCC Secretariat

List of 2009 Activities of the RCC Secretariat

03 DEC 2009 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at ministerial conference on public-private partnerships

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at ministerial conference on public-private partnerships

25 SEP 2009 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The conference examined the opportunities, risks, and constraints to public-private partnership development in South East Europe, as well as the role these partnerships could potentially play in the context of national and regional development strategies.

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Overview of South East Europe economic indicators

Overview of South East Europe economic indicators

18 SEP 2009 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

The document gives an overview of selected economic indicators for South East Europe (SEE) for the first six months of 2009.

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Article by Croatian weekly Nacional on Regional Cooperation Council, featuring Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Article by Croatian weekly Nacional on Regional Cooperation Council, featuring Secretary General Hido Biscevic

14 JUL 2009 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

Croatia's leading political weekly Nacional gives an overview of the Regional Cooperation Council and its activities, imbedding segments of an interview with the RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic into the article.

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Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at The Croatia Summit 2009

Address by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic at The Croatia Summit 2009

10 JUL 2009 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Description: The theme of the Croatia Summit 2009, held in Dubrovnik, was “Europe’s Strategic Imperative: Energy, Investment and Development”.

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Address by Deputy RCC Secretary General Jelica Minic at Belgrade Information Society and eDemocracy conference

Address by Deputy RCC Secretary General Jelica Minic at Belgrade Information Society and eDemocracy conference

19 MAY 2009 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The topic of the address is “Challenges for the Development of South East Europe“.

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Address by Minister of State at German Foreign Office, Gernot Erler, delivered at RCC Secretariat

Address by Minister of State at German Foreign Office, Gernot Erler, delivered at RCC Secretariat

10 MAR 2009 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

Lecture by the Minister of State at the German Foreign Office, Gernot Erler, on regional cooperation, stability and way to the EU, held on 10 March 2009 at the premises of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Secretariat in Sarajevo.

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

12 DEC 2008 | REPORT

Report to the RCC Board on the activities of the RCC Secretariat, for the period 1 October-5 December 2008.

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South East European Climate Change Framework Action Plan for Adaptation

South East European Climate Change Framework Action Plan for Adaptation

14 NOV 2008 | MEETING DOCUMENT

The Action Plan represents the outcome of a joint effort of interested South East European countries in creating a common platform for sub-regional cooperation in addressing the climate change.

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Joint Statement on combating climate change in South East Europe

Joint Statement on combating climate change in South East Europe

14 NOV 2008 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

The Joint Statement was adopted by environmental ministers of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, at the first ministerial conference on "Combating Climate Change in South East Europe", held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on 14 November 2008.

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Declaration of the SEECP Ministers of Health

Declaration of the SEECP Ministers of Health

07 NOV 2008 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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Report on ways to increase competitiveness in the Western Balkans

Report on ways to increase competitiveness in the Western Balkans

16 OCT 2008 | REPORT

This is the advanced copy of the study “Defining and Strengthening Sector Specific Sources of Competitiveness in the Western Balkans – Recommendation for a Regional Investment Strategy”, prepared by OECD experts, with financial support of the European Commission, and in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council.

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Minutes of Regional Coordination Meeting

Minutes of Regional Coordination Meeting

13 OCT 2008 | MEETING DOCUMENT

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Article by Deutsche Welle on Regional Cooperation Council

Article by Deutsche Welle on Regional Cooperation Council

11 OCT 2008 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

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Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Quarterly report by RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

06 OCT 2008 | REPORT

Report to the RCC Board on the activities of the RCC Secretariat, for the period 20 May-1 October 2008.

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Interview by RCC Secretary General to Fonet news agency

Interview by RCC Secretary General to Fonet news agency

10 JUL 2008 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

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Article by AFP featuring RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

Article by AFP featuring RCC Secretary General Hido Biscevic

29 JUN 2008 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

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Strategic Work Programme of the RCC, 2008-2009

Strategic Work Programme of the RCC, 2008-2009

20 MAY 2008 | REPORT

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Concept Paper on Regional Ownership

Concept Paper on Regional Ownership

20 MAY 2008 | REPORT

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Key Infrastructure and Energy links

Key Infrastructure and Energy links

15 MAY 2008 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

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Key Justice and Home Affairs links

Key Justice and Home Affairs links

15 MAY 2008 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

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Key Security Cooperation links

Key Security Cooperation links

15 MAY 2008 | INFORMATION MATERIAL

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Report on Roundtable on Regional Cooperation and Socio-Economic Development in SEE

Report on Roundtable on Regional Cooperation and Socio-Economic Development in SEE

15 MAY 2008 | REPORT

The roundtable was a part of the hand-over activities between the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe and the Regional Cooperation Council.

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RFE/RL report on RCC

RFE/RL report on RCC

28 APR 2008 | INTERVIEW/ARTICLE

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Declaration on RCC establishment, its participants, and Statute

Declaration on RCC establishment, its participants, and Statute

27 FEB 2008 | DECLARATION/DECISION

Annex I and Annex II amended by the RCC Board on 28 February 2013

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Montenegro conclusions on employment and social policy

Montenegro conclusions on employment and social policy

26 OCT 2007 | MEETING DOCUMENT

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Zagreb Final Act on SEECP enhancement

Zagreb Final Act on SEECP enhancement

11 MAY 2007 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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SEECP procedures and mechanisms

SEECP procedures and mechanisms

11 MAY 2007 | MEETING DOCUMENT

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Reader’s guide to CEFTA 2006

Reader’s guide to CEFTA 2006

01 APR 2007 | REPORT

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Investment Compact activity report

Investment Compact activity report

01 APR 2007 | REPORT

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Investment Compact brochure on investment in SEE

Investment Compact brochure on investment in SEE

01 JAN 2007 | BROCHURE

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SME Policy Index

SME Policy Index

01 JAN 2007 | REPORT

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Information Society eSEE Agenda+

Information Society eSEE Agenda+

01 JAN 2007 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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Regional investment framework

Regional investment framework

27 JUN 2006 | STATEMENT/SPEECH

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Health and Economic Development in SEE

Health and Economic Development in SEE

01 JUN 2006 | REPORT

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EU Council decision on conclusion of the Energy Community Treaty

EU Council decision on conclusion of the Energy Community Treaty

29 MAY 2006 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe

Police Cooperation Convention for Southeast Europe

05 MAY 2006 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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Investment Reform Index

Investment Reform Index

01 JAN 2006 | REPORT

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Skopje pledge on health

Skopje pledge on health

25 NOV 2005 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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Treaty establishing the Energy Community

Treaty establishing the Energy Community

25 OCT 2005 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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Improving Social Policy in SEE

Improving Social Policy in SEE

01 NOV 2004 | REPORT

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Agreement on development of SEE transport network

Agreement on development of SEE transport network

11 JUN 2004 | AGREEMENT

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Bucharest declaration on employment

Bucharest declaration on employment

31 OCT 2003 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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Information Society eSEE Agenda

Information Society eSEE Agenda

29 OCT 2002 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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Dubrovnik pledge on health

Dubrovnik pledge on health

02 SEP 2001 | DECLARATION/DECISION

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