EU Commissionaire for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn said 2018 will be "a decisive year for the Western Balkans."
"At the end of this challenging year I would like to thank all our partners in our immediate or more distant neighbourhood for the dedicated cooperation throughout 2017! Let us be proud of the joint achievements and reinforce efforts where progress still needs to be made," Hahn wrote on Twitter, and added in a second post: "2018 will be a decisive year for the Western Balkans and an opportunity for even closer cooperation with all partners to tackle the common challenges. Thus, I wish all partners-political actors and citizens-a peaceful & prosperous New Year! Let’s shape the future together, for our youth!"