MEETINGS

Preliminary meetings for the establishment of ABNA were held on November 28-29, 1994 in Thessaloniki and on April 28, 1995 in Sofia. The 1st Founding General Assembly took place in June 1995 while the rest General Assemblies were held as follows:

1st General Assembly Thessaloniki (MPA) June 23-25, 1995
2nd General Assembly Antalya (ANADOLU) December 15-16, 1995
3rd General Assembly Athens (ANA) June 22-23, 1996
4th General Assembly Thessaloniki (MPA) June 30 – July 1, 1997
5th General Assembly Thessaloniki (MPA) November 27-28, 1997
6th General Assembly Ohrid (MIA) June 27-28, 1998
7th General Assembly Sofia (BTA) November 20-21, 1998
8th General Assembly Durres (ATA) June 10-11, 1999
9th General Assembly Kusadasi (ANADOLU) December 18-19, 1999
10th General Assembly Thessaloniki (MPA) November23-24, 2000
11th General Assembly Athens (ANA) November 9-10, 2001
12th General Assembly Ankara (ANADOLU) January 25-26, 2002
13th General Assembly Belgrade (TANJUG) February 24-25, 2003
14th General Assembly Thessaloniki-Grevena (MPA) December 3-4, 2004
15th General Assembly Banja Luka (SRNA) October 28-29, 2005
16th General Assembly Marmaris (ANADOLU) October 27-28, 2006
17th General Assembly Athens (ANA) December 6-7, 2007
18th General Assembly Sofia-V.Turnovo (BTA-TANJUG) October 30-2/11, 2009
19th General Assembly Belgrade (TANJUG) October 28-31, 2010
20th General Assembly Limassol (CNA) November 13-15, 2011
21st General Assembly Skopje (MIA) November 1-3, 2012
22nd General Assembly Sibiu (AGERPRES) December 9-11, 2013
23rd General Assembly Durres (ATA) November 13-16, 2014
20th Anniversary Conference Bucharest (AGERPRES) June 25-28, 2015
24th General Assembly Sarajevo (FENA) October 1-4, 2015

A reference should be made to:

  • Two extraordinary meetings of ABNA General Directors held in Thessaloniki in April 1999 and on March 30, 2001 on the occasion of developments in former Yugoslavia.
  • The World News Agencies Summit hosted by ANADOLU in Istanbul on April 15-17, 2003 with the participation of ABNA Secretariat and members.
  • The special meeting on the Olympic Games organized by ANA in Athens on January 8-9, 2001.

It should be noted that apart from the meetings of the general directors, the ABNA member technical directors also held meetings in Ankara on August 4-5, 1995 and in Thessaloniki on September 7-8, 1997.

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24TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – SARAJEVO 2015


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23RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY – DURRES 2014


22ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY – SIBIU 2013


20TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – LIMASSOL 2011


16TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – MARMARIS 2006


15th General Assembly – Banja Luka 2005


14TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – THESSALONIKI 2004


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9th General Assembly – Kusadasi 1999


8TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – DURRES 1999


7TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – SOFIA 1998


6TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – OHRID 1998


4TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY – THESSALONIKI 1997


3RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY – ATHENS 1996


1ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY – THESSALONIKI 1995