The XI Conference of the Presidents of Parliaments of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative organised by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia in the framework of one-year Slovenian chairmanship took place in Brdo pri Kranju on Monday, 13 May 2013. The conference was hosted by Janko Veber, President of the National Assembly, and chairman-in-office of the parliamentary part of the Initiative. Among others, Mr. Krivokapic, the President of the Montenegrin Parliament and the Mr. Di Maio, the vice president of the Italian Parliament took part in the meeting giving their important contribution to the debate.

In the conference debate, the presidents and other high parliamentary representatives focused on topical issues related to the shaping of macroregions in the EU, with special emphasis on the development of the Adriatic and Ionian macroregion and the contribution by the parliaments in such processes.

The delegates decided to establish ad hoc delegation to the Adriatic Ionian Initiative. The first such meeting should take place in Autumn under Albanian Delegation.

Please find herewith enclose the Joint Statement of the Conference