During a recent visit, Pope Francis appealed for the preservation of peaceful co-existence as "an invaluable wealth" of Albania.
By joining the international coalition against ISIL, the Balkan countries are moving towards regional co-operation to fight terrorism.
Montenegro's parliament is expected to adopt a law introducing penalties for citizens who take part in foreign armed conflicts.
Experts praise the recent agreement to end high roaming charges for cell phone users next year.
The recent anti-terrorism action was spurred by pressure from the public and the international community.
Regional countries work to address the security risks posed by jihadists returning from Syria and Iraq.
The recent EU conference in Berlin showed that the Union will work to get the Balkans as part of Europe, officials said.
Experts said mosques not under control of Islamic Communities breed extremist Islam and recruit jihad fighters.
Police action in Croatia resulted in an 11 percent increase in the seizure of illegal drugs, and authorities are following new drugs that are emerging on the market.
Participants in foreign conflicts can receive jail sentences of at least five years.