I would like to conclude with a word of caution regarding the presence of third actors in the region. Actors which promote adversarial political and economic agendas. Such agendas, different to the European agenda, run counter to our collective interests, and they attempt to undermine the EU-Western Balkans relationship.In this context, the region’s European integration remains an unfinished business 19 years after the 2003 “Thessaloniki Agenda”. Your Excellencies, Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,We should all work very closely together, so we can turn the region into a truly European neighborhood. Put this region into the European family where it actually belongs.Can I talk now a little bit about our big home, our big family, the European Union. The European Union was created as a visionary project of peace. A project that would promote economic and political integration. And today’s European Union is the outcome of that initial choice. A choice that we, Europeans, need to defend. We should continue to strive tirelessly for cementing peace, stability and sustainable development.However, there are significant positive indications as well.