Prime Minister Marin to attend EU-Western Balkans summit in Tirana

Prime Minister Sanna Marin will attend the EU-Western Balkans summit in Tirana, the capital of Albania, on Tuesday 6 December. The meeting will discuss ways to strengthen cooperation between the EU and the Western Balkan countries while also taking into account the impacts of Russia’s war of aggression on the region.

Government Communications Department

Publication date 1.12.2022 15.20


The summit will not discuss EU enlargement policy, focusing instead on developing cooperation. This is the first EU-Western Balkans summit to take place in the Western Balkan region. The previous summit was held in Slovenia in October 2021.

The Western Balkan region consists of six EU partners: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

Inquiries: Jari Luoto, Director General, EU Affairs Department, tel. +358 50 468 5949, Saara Pokki, Special Adviser (EU Affairs), tel. +358 50 478 6363 and Rami Kurth, Communications Specialist (EU Affairs), tel. +358 50 465 7963, Prime Minister’s Office