Feb 25, 2021

Virtual Signing Ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between CEF and RCC

On February 26, 2021 CEF Director Jana Repanšek and Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) Majlinda Bregu signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on mutual cooperation between the CEF and the RCC. The MoU is one more step in reinforcing cooperation aimed at supporting the European integration process in South East Europe through capacity development.

The agreement promotes capacity development and professional networking within the SEE region by ensuring the implementation of technical and economic cooperation programs that promote EU integration. As Ms. Repanšek said: »We see that our constituency faces pressures of limited budgets, limited opportunities for meetings and movement, and limited human resources. While the complexities of tasks ahead of us will demand our strong cooperation, I believe our working together will be a role model to others.« Similarly, Ms. Bregu noted: » ‘A do it alone’ is neither our motto nor a strategy for growth. RCC is opened to partnerships that are key to ensure the success of our agendas. It is in that spirit that we sign today MoU with the CEF as an opportunity to demonstrate the continuous readiness to join efforts and work with the same voice and ambition, bringing the regional cooperation to a higher standard and closer to the EU model.«

We are enthusiastic that this partnership will strengthen and advance the interests and collaborative activities of both organizations to the benefit of the SEE region, and continue to promote excellence in our shared development strategies.