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Publication date 20.07.2018

Meeting of Interior Ministers in London

Minister Joachim Brudziński took part on Monday in the meeting of Interior Ministers, during the Western Balkans Summit in London. The meeting preceded the summit of Heads of Government of the Berlin Process countries, held the next day. Poland was invited to take part in the Berlin Process in 2018. This was the first meeting of Interior Ministers in this format.

Countries of the Berlin Process – Austria, Croatia, France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Italy and Bulgaria (as an invited guest)  attended the summit, and also the Western Balkans’ countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia.

The Interior Ministers’ meeting in London focused on security issues. The Ministers discussed topics related to organised crime and terrorist threat. They also talked about human trafficking, fight against arms trafficking, problem of forced labour, migration and corruption in the context of its influence on security.

Simultaneously (as part of the Berlin Process), apart from Interior Ministers’ meeting, also Foreign Affairs and Economy Ministers met to talk in London. The Berlin Process is the initiative of the EU countries to support states from the Western Balkans region. Poland is taking part in the Western Balkans Summit for the first time.

During the summit of Heads of Government held the next day, Poland was represented by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

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