Multi-ethnic music groups are travelling the region to show the power of joint efforts to overcome the past.
Western Balkan countries expect to more readily address security threats by harmonising their security policies with those of the EU.
Construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline is to begin in 2015. In other business news: Romania's president balks at a standby deal with the European Commission and the IMF.
The authorities are showing results in fighting organised crime groups that smuggle Kosovo citizens abroad.
A lack of funds has affected the pace of clearing landmines in the Balkans.
Officials said regional cadets and doctors training at Turkey's facilities will help military forces throughout the region.
The fund of 140 million euros is expected to be available next year. In other business news: Ministers from the Balkans have endorsed the South-East Europe 2020 strategy that aims to create 1 million new jobs in the region.
It is estimated that there are 21 million victims of human trafficking in the world, and the Balkan countries are joining forces to fight this crime.
Analysts say the new Albanian government will benefit the relationship between Skopje and Tirana.
Some security experts lament what they call a lost opportunity for Albania to assist in an international effort.