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'The UK has always been a staunch supporter of EU enlargement. The Western Balkans countries' geographical location and their role in European history put them undeniably at the heart of Europe. It is my firm belief that the future of the region lies in the European Union'.
The Minister for Europe, Geoff Hoon, on 8 November 2006, in Macedonia, during a visit to the Western Balkans.

Within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Western Balkans Group is responsible for UK policy on the countries of the Western Balkans; Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Macedonia, Serbia (including Kosovo) and Montenegro. The material provided here includes detailed profiles of the countries of the region.

This area also provides information on and links to international processes and institutions designed to aid reconstruction and development in South-East Europe(SEE). These include the Stability Pact, the institution for co-ordinating political and economic reforms and reconstruction in the region; the European Union’s Stabilisation and Association Process, which offers countries in the region a road map towards eventual EU membership, provided the countries meet the criteria of political and economic reform. There is also information about the EU and UK financial assistance to the Balkans.

If you have any comments or questions on this area of the website, please contact:

Western Balkans Group
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
King Charles Street,
SW1 2AH.