The EU-Western Balkans Summit, initially scheduled to take place on May 6-7 in Zagreb, will instead be held as a video conference on Wednesday, May 6.

President of the European Council Charles Michel confirmed the information after the meeting with EU leaders on Thursday, dedicated to economic recovery after the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

The summit was supposed to be one of the main events of the Croatia’s EU Presidency. Leaders of the EU and Western Balkan countries were expected to gather for the first time since the May 2018 meeting in Sofia, to discuss the continuation of the EU enlargement in the region.

Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik told Radio Free Europe that the country’s tripartite Presidency should meet next week to discuss preparations for participation at the upcoming EU-Western Balkans Summit.

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