On Friday 14 December, the European Council gave mandate to the Commission for the presentation " of a new EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region before the end of 2014".

The decision is a consequence of more than two years of strong commitment by each AII Participant Country that has set the "Adriatic Ionian Macro-Region" as a priority for its regional policy.

The Conclusions of last EU Summit of December 14 are enclosed.