The inclusion of countries of the West Balkans in the European Union was and remains Greece's strategic choice, under set conditions, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said during a Berlin Process Summit online meeting on Monday.
Greece, he said, is prepared to collaborate in the extension of EU's Green Corridors initiative, the long-distance freight transport corridors to reduce environmental impact between West Balkan and EU countries, by providing ease of passage at its borders with Albania and North Macedonia.
Berlin Process on W. Balkans
The Berlin Process is an initiative to boost regional cooperation among the Western Balkan countries and their European integration. Besides West Balkan countries, it includes a number of EU states (Greece, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Slovenia), the United Kingdom and the European Commission. The initiative was launched in 2014 by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
At the plenary of the summit, participating leaders exchanged opinions on current developments and regional collaboration in the region, and on the success of the Berlin Process since its founding.