From May 8-9th, President Ilir Meta will host the seventh Summit of the Brdo-Brijuni Process in Tirana, which has taken place each year since 2010, in each of the member states of the Western Balkans.
This year’s summit aims to convey the strong aspirations of participating countries to be integrated into the European Union.
The Brdo-Brijuni Process includes the countries Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Their Presidents will be joined by guests of honour such as the President of Poland, Chief of the EU foreign affairs and Vice-President of the European Commission.
The Brdo-Brijuni Summit coincides with “Europe Week”, and for this reason the European Union's foreign policy chief, Federica Mogerini, will also be joining.
However, some leaders of the Western Balkan countries, especially Serbia's Aleksandar Vučić and Bosnia's Serb leader Milorad Dodik, are expected to be greeted by protests in Tirana organised by the Vetëvendosja Movement.
The protest of the “Vetëvendosje” movement will take place tomorrow, on Wednesday at 6pm.
The demonstration is expected to be a peaceful gathering, commencing from the "Frashëri Brothers Garden" and progressing along the boulevard to the hotel where the leaders of the Western Balkan countries will be accommodated.