Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the prime minister of Greece, will host a casual dinner for the region’s leaders on August 21 to talk about the Balkans’ future in Europe. This dinner will not have a representative from Albania, which was invited on a presidential level.
As a result of Fredi Beleri’s imprisonment as the elected mayor of Himara, tensions between Tirana and Athens have recently risen. Beleri’s detention was seen as having political overtones by official Athens, which sparked acrimonious confrontations between the two governments.
Albin Kurti, the prime minister of Kosovo, Aleksandar Vucic, Jakov Milatovic, the president of Montenegro, and Dimitar Kovacevski, the prime minister of North Macedonia, will all be in attendance, according to the Greek newspaper “Protothema,” in Athens.
The leaders of the neighboring countries that are also members of the European Union, such as Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov, Croatian President Andrej Plenkovi, and Romanian President Ion-Marcel Ciolacu, will also be there.
Charles Michel, president of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, will both be in attendance at this event.