BUILDING A COMMON REGIONAL AGENDA
The Council for Inclusive Governance (CIG) organized another roundtable for senior officials of main political parties from the Western Balkans, both government and opposition, in Tirana, Albania, on June 25, 2022 to discuss regional economic cooperation. The participants recommended that the Western Balkan countries should jointly shape the ongoing regional initiatives to make them as inclusive and effective as possible. They specifically recommended that the Berlin Process (BP) and the Open Balkans (OB) either merge into a single initiative or coordinate their efforts to push together for the Common Regional Market (CRM). The roundtable was part of an ongoing initiative on regional cooperation supported by the German Federal Foreign Office (AA). Below is the report based on the roundtable discussions.