The Berlin Process, launched in 2014, is an initiative aimed at maintaining the momentum of European integration in the Western Balkans. It concentrates in particular on economic connectivity, regional cooperation, civil society development and security (including the imposition of the rule of law, and the fight against corruption and organised crime). This year the UK is hosting the annual Summit. The Slovene Minister, State Secretary Iztok Mirosic, will look at the Western Balkans, and the Balkans more generally, against the background of wider developments in the EU, and elsewhere in the world (USA, Russia, Turkey, China). He will address the role of Slovenia and also of the UK.