The President of the country, Vjosa Osmani and the President of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic today in a press conference stressed that the Berlin Process is an initiative for cooperation where the Western Balkans should be focused and not "Open Balkan".

The President of the country, Osmani in the Telegraph question about the "Open Balkan" initiative said that from the last meeting of the G7 it was emphasized that regional cooperation in the Western Balkans is supported within the Berlin Process where Kosovo has shown constructiveness and aims to offer the countries of the region towards the EU.

"Unlike 'Open Balkan' which has proved especially in recent months that it would result in the opening of our region for a greater influence of Russia and this we must stop at all costs… Also instead of accelerating the progress of "It would put our countries towards the EU in the waiting room and prolong the integration process," she said.

The President of the country said how Kosovo continues to hold the same position, regional cooperation but within the Berlin Process.

She also said that Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and Serbia can not talk about cooperation and European principles when trying to impose any possible obstacles to Kosovo's membership in the Council of Europe, an organization that has to do with human rights.

Meanwhile, the President of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic said that they are not part of the "Open Balkan" initiative.

"We are very aware of the possibility of regional economic cooperation… This principled orientation does not mean that we have our eyes closed.

"But we think that on this topic we have a good initiative of the Berlin Process.… This initiative is complementary on the road to European integration," he said.

According to him, 'Open Balkan' has flowed in a moment of depression in the region, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel ended her term and when it was thought that European integration was questioned.

"Instead of needing to create new initiatives, use the potential of existing initiatives," he said.

/ Telegraphy /