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05.11.2012

DCAF Participates in the EU-Western Balkan Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs

Tirana, Albania - From 5–6 November 2012, Mr Anton Travner, Director of DCAF Ljubljana, took part in the EU-Western Balkan Ministerial Forum on Justice and Home Affairs, under the auspices of the Cypriot Presidency to the Council of the EU, hosted by the Albanian Prime Minister Mr Sali Berisha. The session on Home Affairs addressed the state-of-play in the Stabilisation and Association Process in the Field of Justice and Home Affairs, EU Visa Liberalisation Dialogue and Post-Visa Liberalisation monitoring, fight against weapons trafficking, Rome integration and Roma rights issues, and fight against drug smuggling along the Western Balkan route. Ms Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, emphasised their support for the Western Balkan countries’ efforts towards EU accession, and stressed the importance of regional cooperation and further building of mutual trust.