The 2018 EU-West Balkan summit is scheduled to be held in Sofia on Thursday, May 17. The heads of state or government from EU member states, as well as from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Kosovo are expected to attend the event. Participants are scheduled to arrive at the National Palace of Culture at 09:00 (local time). Heightened security measures and significant transportation disruptions (including road closures) are expected near the event site.
Individuals in Sofia during the summit are advised to anticipate heightened security measures throughout the city and increased traffic congestion (particularly at major travel hubs), and allow for additional travel time. Adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.