Varna Balkan Meeting Coordinates Common Positions on Region's Future
Friday, 06 October 2017
On 3 October the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria, Boyko Borissov, of Greece, Alexis Tsipras and of Romania, Mihai Tudose and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, discussed, in the Bulgarian port town of Varna, common positions regarding the future of the Balkans. The meeting fits into Sofia's ambitious Balkan policy, of late, by a series of events.
After the discussions in Varna, the participants announced they had come to an agreement for equitable cooperation among the four countries, in the interest of prosperity and stability in the Balkans. Greek PM Alexis Tsipras commented that successful interaction in power generation, transport and crisis management in the sphere of security can change the region's prospects, imbuing it with a new kind of energy. The Prime Minister of Romania Mihai Tudose stated that, especially in energy and infrastructure projects, the four countries will have to act as one. It was agreed that Bulgaria, Greece and Romania must work together towards bringing the prospect of Serbia's accession to the EU closer.