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Today, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos and Nebojša Stefanović, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the Republic of Serbia, initialled a status agreement that will allow European Border and Coast Guard teams to be deployed in Serbia.
The Agency will be able to assist Serbia in border management and carry out joint operations with Serbia, in particular in the event of a sudden change in migratory flows.
On 14 September, the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, visited Morocco, where he was received by the Head of the Government, Saadedine El Othmani, and held meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita and with the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohammed Benchaaboun.
The EU stepped up its support to media freedom and development in the Western Balkans, with a focus on media accountability, funding, capacity building, regional cooperation and young journalists. This was confirmed at the second EU-Western Balkans Media Days conference on 17-18 September in Skopje.
The European Commission has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ukraine in Kyiv for Macro-Financial Assistance (MFA) of up to €1 billion in the form of medium- and long-term loans.
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations will be in Skopje on 17 and 18 September to open the EU-Western Balkans Media Days.
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations will be in Rabat, Morocco tomorrow 14 September to discuss the way forward for EU – Morocco bilateral relations.
On Wednesday 12 September, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will deliver his fourth State of the Union Address in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
The first Eastern Partnership European School opened today in Tbilisi, Georgia. As one of the Eastern Partnership's 20 deliverables for 2020, it will provide students from the EU's Eastern partner countries with an innovative academic programme while fostering multicultural exchanges and cooperation.
Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, is today and tomorrow in Tbilisi, Georgia for an official visit. Today, Commissioner Hahn will have a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister Davit Zalkaniani.
On Saturday, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, will visit Novi Sad to open the Žeželj bridge together with Aleksandar Vučić, President of Serbia. The bridge is a crucial link of the Trans-European network that will enable improved navigation along the Danube, restore road and rail traffic and bring new dynamism to regional cooperation. The support to the project illustrates the European Union's commitment to the Connectivity Agenda, which aims to develop transport, energy and digital links within the Western Balkans and with the EU. Commissioner Hahn will deliver a speech at the opening of the bridge, which along with pictures and videos of the event will be available via EbS.