The informal meeting of the EU foreign ministers will take place in Sofia on 15 and 16 February. The venue will open with working sessions on Syria, the Western Balkans and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. On the second day, the ministers of foreign affairs of the five EU candidate countries will join HR/VP Mogherini and the 28 EU ministers.
Ministers responsible for tourism from EU member states discussed in Sofia the establishment of a European Tourism Fund. It will promote the sustainable development of the sector and will help resolve any arising issues in areas like funding, staffing, the creation of joint projects, and others.
During a high-level meeting on tourism taking place in Sofia on 13 February 2018, representatives from 30 EU and Balkan countries will discuss the sustainable development of the tourism sector and its role as a driver for economic growth. The focus of three panel discussions will be the EU tourism regulations, security and the possibilities for boosting cooperation between Europe and China.