Nelson Mandela was an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should seek to emulate, Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message marking the International Day that honours the iconic anti-apartheid campaigner, and South Africa’s first democratically-elected President.
BELGRADE – President of the French Republic H. E. Mr Emmanuel Macron and President of Serbia H. E. Mr Aleksandar Vučić met in Belgrade with six young people from the Western Balkans six when they discussed common challenges of young people in the region.
The Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) is usually perceived and it is indeed one of the most concrete results of the Berlin Process. This fact is two-sided – it is good to have a functioning mechanism such as RYCO in the region, but it is also not so good that it is one of the rare initiatives which deliver. The six-year-long Berlin Process initiated a number of important discussions for the Western Balkans, but there are still a number of projects to be completed and issues to be addressed if we want to live in a region which creates opportunities for all of its citizens and inspire youth to improve it further.
With a goal to multiply the energy and creativity, more than 70 young leaders from ten countries from Danube region were paricipants of Creative Hub “Let’s make Europe better for You(th)”. The event took place in the European Youth Capital 2019 – Novi Sad from 26th to 28th June. Main goal of this event was to develop their ideas and visions for a better Europe for realisation in 2020.
On 5 July, the Western Balkans Summit ended in Poznan, marking the highlight of the Polish presidency of the Berlin Process in 2019. Initiated by Germany, the Berlin Process is aimed at bringing together the Western Balkans partners and some of the European Union Member States.
Economic stability means the economy of a region or country shows no wide fluctuations in key measures of economic performance, such as gross domestic product, unemployment or inflation. Rather, stable economies demonstrate modest growth in GDP and jobs while holding inflation to a minimum. Government economic policies strive for stable economic growth and prices, while economists rely on multiple measures for gauging the amount of stability.
The 1st of July 2013 saw Croatia officially enlisted into the European family as the 28th member.
It was a long journey that took ten years to complete as Croatia applied for membership in 2003 and was granted candidate status in the middle of 2004.
Croatia finished accession negotiations on 30 June 2011, and on 9 December 2011, signed the Treaty of Accession. A referendum on EU accession was held in Croatia on 22 January 2012, with 66 percent of participants voting in favour of joining the Union.
Italian former journalist David-Maria Sassoli has been selected as the new president of the European Parliament.
Mr Sassoli, 63, received the support of 345 out of a total of 667 MEPs in the second round of voting in Strasbourg.
The centre-left politician beat three other candidates and will assume the role of assembly speaker immediately.
Two women have won the backing of the EU’s leaders to head the European commission and European Central Bank, breaking with more than 60 years of male dominance at the top of the bloc’s institutions.
After three days of tortuous negotiations, Germany’s defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, received the support of heads of state and government to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the commission in Brussels. And the French managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, will move to Frankfurt to take over from Mario Draghi as the first female president of the ECB once it is formally signed off by the Eurozone group.