XIV Conference of Speakers of Parliaments of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative held in Split 15-16 April
The XIV Conference of Speakers of Parliaments of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative took place in Split on 15-16 April 2016.
This meeting comes in a very crucial moment for Regional Cooperation in the Adriatic and Ionian area only few weeks before the first EUSAIR Forum to be held in Dubrovnik on 12-13 May.
The Conference resulted in strengthened parliamentary cooperation in the Adriatic and Ionian area on the refugee and migration crisis and on the support to the "European Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region".
Furthermore, based on a decision taken during the XIII Conference of Speakers in Neum, the AII Speakers established a network of high officials of National Parliaments aimed at facilitating a permanent exchange of information and experiences among the parliaments on EUSAIR and AII issues.
The Secretary General of the AII addressed the Speakers informing them about the intergovernmental activities of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative during this year, particularly concerning its role of intergovernmental anchorage to the EUSAIR.