The EU-Western Balkans summit, which was to be held on May 7 in Zagreb, has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. The new date and how the meeting will be held are yet to be determined as this depends on how the situation with the virus will develop, the Croatian Presidency of the EU said in a press release.
“A new date will be sought in June in agreement with the president of the European Council, Charles Michel, if the COVID-19 situation permits. Alternatively, a video conference will be organized by the end of the Croatian Presidency on June 30,” the announcement added.
In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and to mitigate its effects, Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU has also decided to postpone all Croatian Presidency related informal meetings and conferences until June 30.
The main topic of the EU-Western Balkans summit was supposed be the region’s EU prospects.