EU-Western Balkans forum starts in Brussels

A two-day forum of EU and Western Balkans justice and home affairs ministers begins in Brussels on Tuesday. The forum will review the progress in the stabilization and association process in the field of home affairs.

The meeting will focus on improving cooperation with European agencies Europol and Frontex, combat against arms and explosives trafficking, visa liberalization dialogue and issues related to migration, fight against human trafficking, financial crime and money laundering, as well as corruption.

Forum participants will also tackle judiciary and prosecution independence, judicial cooperation in fight against crime and extradition, improvement of cooperation of Western Balkan countries with Eurojust, judicial cooperation in the field of civil justice and personal data protection.

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