At the 30th ABNA-SE General Assembly in Burgas (on the Black Sea) on September 19, Bulgaria was selected to host the Association. The resolution was adopted unanimously by representatives of news agencies from 11 countries. The forum also adopted a Statute of ABNA, which follows the principles enshrined in the Statute of the European Association of News Agencies (EANA).
The Association of the Balkan News Agencies – Southeast Europe (ABNA-SE) was registered in Bulgaria as a non-profit association on September 19, 2023 in Burgas, Bulgaria. ABNA’s seat is in Sofia.
The ABNA-SE members are Albania’s ATA, Bosnia and Hercegovina’s FENA, Bulgaria’s BTA, Croatia’s HINA, Cyprus’s CNA, Greece’s ANA-MPA, Kosovo’s KosovaPress, Montenegro’s MINA, Republic of North Macedonia’s MIA, Romania’s Agerpress and Turkey’s Anadolu Agency.
At the 31st General Assembly in Thessaloniki, Greece, in the spring of 2023 Italy’s ANSA joins and becomes 12th Member of the association.