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MINUTES of the 8th Meeting of the Balkanfila Working Group

Exhibition Center, Vidin, April 6th, 2014, at 18.00

The roll call was made and the following attendance was registered:

Albania: Nikolla Xharo, Muharem Gimjani
Bulgaria: Spas Panchev, president, Kristo Nikolchev, Boncho Bonev,
Croatia: Proxy Bocho Bonev
Greece: Alexandre Galinos
Macedonia: Doncho Georgiev, Stanko Zafirov,
Montenegro: Tomo Katurić, President
Romania: Francisc Ambrus
Serbia: Slobodan Mendžija,
Slovenia: Igor Pirc, Bojan Bračič,
Turkey: M. Ziya Agaogullari, President, Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu,
BiH Republika Srpska: absent
Moldova: absent

Observers:
Cyprus: Nicos Rangos, President
FEPA: Bojan Bračič, Secretary

Agenda of the meeting:

1. XVII. Balkanfila exhibition VIDIN 2014
2. What kind of the Agreement do we need?
3. Organiser of the next - XVIII. Balkanfila
4. Election of the New Balkanfila President and Secretary
5. Miscellaneous


Ad. 1 General and unanimously opinion of the representatives was that the exhibition BALKANFILA 2014, organised by the Bulgarian Philatelic Union, devoted to 135 years of the parliamentarism in Bulgaria, was excellently prepared and carried out.
The exhibition hall offered enough place and light for the visitors and jurors to admire the exhibits, hotel accommodation was appropriate and close to the exhibition hall. The accompanying program was rich and diversified, showing to foreign and domestic participants the insight into the history and present life of the city of Vidin as well as the geological and vinery wealth of this NW region of Bulgaria.
The presence of political and religious representatives at the exhibition and palmares gave additional mark to the event. Speakers: Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, Honorary Chairman of the Balkanfila, Nicos Rangos, Igor Pirc, Francisc Ambrus, Nikolla Xharo, Captain Tomo Katurić, and others.

Ad. 2 Balkanfila Working Group Exhibition Regulations have been introduced to the attending member representatives already at the 6th Meeting at Maribor, May 2012. No written comments have been received till the agreed date September 2012.
The draft consists of basic principles of the Balkanfila exhibitions – the aim of such kind of cooperation, frequence of the exhibitions, minimum costs borne by the organizer, organizational project approach, invitations to all member federations, criteria for participants, maximum frame fee, status of the commissioners and jurors, point levels and medals, special prizes and Balkanfila Grand Prix. New function of the Balkanfila Coordinator was introduced. Coordinator named for the next exhibitions as a support for the organizer and reporter to the actual President of the Balkanfila WG.
The attendants of the meeting agreed with the proposed regulations, which are the minimum of the requirements that the organizer has to assure. The past and the current exhibitions showed higher level services , which is saluted, but maybe will not always be possible by the potential organizers.

The draft of the Agreement was copied and signed by all representatives present. Each of them received a copy. The original will be published at the Balkanfila website http://www.balkanfila.org and kept by the Secretary.

At the Balkanfila WG meeting 2014 in Vidin two member federations have been missed – the Moldovan and the BiH RS. It is agreed that at the next Balkanfila exhibition (likely in 2016) the presence of the representatives as well the exhibits of both country federations are required. The signing of the Balkanfila Working Group Exhibition Regulations at that time is the condition to assure the future membership in the working group.

The Balkanfila WG has a website in construction, run by Francisc Ambrus – www.balkanfila.org. A lot of information has been already published. Member federations are asked to provide missing data, documents, photos etc. upon request or by their own initiative. Written demands will be sent out.

Ad. 3 Organizer of the XVIII Balkanfila exhibition: The president of the Albanian Philatelic Federation Nikolla Xharo announced the plan to organize the next Balkanfila exhibition in May 2016 in Tirana. Since not all conditions forconfirming the organization were present, he asked for a 6 months delay: the final confirmation is tobe expected in September 2014. In other case the next candidate will be contacted – the Turkish federation.
Bojan Bracic, Slovenia, has been appointed Coordinator for the XVII Exhibition.

Ad. 4 According to the practice, the organizer of the current exhibition, Spas Panchev has been unanimously elected the new President of the Balkanfila Working group and Igor Pirc the Secretary for the mandate till the next exhibition.

Ad. 5 The meeting ended officially at 19.00 with taking the photograph of the attending representatives, and with common dinner.

Prepared by Igor Pirc

MINUTES of the 7th Meeting of the Balkanfila Working Group

Center Leon Stukelj, Maribor, May 24th, 2012, at 11.00

The roll call was made and the following attendance was registered:

Albania: Muharem Gimjani
BiH Republika Srpska: Radenko Radanović
Bulgaria: Spas Panchev, president, Nikolay Penev, Boncho Bonev,
Croatia: Mladen Vilfan, president, Željko Štefanović
Greece: Pantelis Leoussis, President,
Macedonia: Stevan Savevski, president, Doncho Georgiev
Moldova: proxy to Alexandru Bartoc
Montenegro: Tomo Katurić, president
Romania: Alexandru Bartoc, Francisc Ambrus
Serbia: Aleksandar Krstić,
Slovenia: Igor Pirc, president,
Turkey: Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, Ziya Agaogullari

Observers:
Portugal: Pedro vaz Pereira, president, Raul Leitao

Agenda of the meeting:

1. XVI. Balkanfila exhibition MARIBOFILA 2012
2. Organizer of the next – XVII. Balkanfila
3. Statute and GREX of Balkanfila
4. Web-site Balkanfila
5. Election of the new WG Balkanfila President and Secretary
6. Jury seminar Budapest 2012
7. Miscellaneous

The host of the meeting, President of the Union of the Bulgarian Philatelists, Spas Panchev opened the meeting, greeted the President of the Union of the Bulgarian Philatelists, Spas Panchev opened the meeting, greeted the representatives and observers from the Balkanfila countries and the guests from Portugal, Mr. Pedro vaz Pereira, president and Raul Leitao. (The president of FEPA Mr. Jorgen Jorgensen sent written apologize due to the pre-reserved arrival flight).

Ad. 1. General opinion of the representatives was, that the exhibition MARIBOFILA 2012, which includes two regional exhibitions - XVI. Balkanfila with the guest country Portugal and the XVII. Alps Adria Philately with the guest country Cyprus is very well prepared,

the exhibition hall offers enough place and light for the visitors and jurors, hotel accommodation is appropriate and Maribor, as the European capital of the culture in 2012 attractive environment for the stay. The idea to show the exhibits of the two regional philatelic movements offers an excellent overview of the philatelic world.
Igor Pirc thanked also to Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, honorary chairman of the Balkanfila, who contributed the logo and the flags of the Balkanfila and Alps Adria for the Maribofila exhibition.

Ad.3. The Slovenian delegation offered the organization of the next - XVI. Balkanfila exhibition in Maribor, Slovenia. The Ad. 2. Mr. Alexandru Bartoc informed the representatives of the Balkan countries, that the Romanian Philatelic Federation is ready to organize in 2015 the next XVII. Balkanfila exhibition with 1.000 frames, all classes. It was very warm accepted - to have the next organizer already at the time of the present exhibition, so

The representatives of the Balkanfila federations agreed to grant the preparation of the XVII. Balkanfila exhibition to Romanian Philatelic Federation.

3. At the 6th meeting in Plovdiv it was agreed that the team Bracic, Virvilis and Bartoc shall finish the draft of the Statute and the GREX. The draft was prepared, but not discussed and finished inside of the named group. Therefore the representatives got the copy of the first draft.

All member federations are asked to send their comments on the draft given and other suggestions to Igor Pirc (ipirc771@gmail.com) till the end of September 2012.

The goal is to meet during 2013 at one of the philatelic events in Europe and agree on the final text.

Ad.4. Mr. Francisc Ambrus is the named webmaster of the Balkanfila web site: http://www.balkanfila.org He pointed out the lack of the all kind of information regarding to Balkanfila and member federations.

Member federations and individuals are asked to send him all kind of informations and photos in regard to the Balkanfila history and present in electronic form.

Ad. 5. According to the practice, the organizer of the current exhibition, Igor Pirc, has been unanimously elected for the new president of the Working Group and mr. Leonard Pascanu as the secretary for the next three year mandate.

Igor Pirc expressed warm thanks to Spas Pancev, for his contribution in the past three years, including the excellent exhibition in 2010.

Ad.6. Igor Pirc informed in the name of the Hungarian Federation the audience on the planned jury seminar on postal history and thematics, organized by the Hungarian Federation in Budapest, October 2012. More: www.mabeosz.hu/

Ad. 7. The Croatian Federation gave in written the iniciative Addition to Agenda of Meeting regarding the unacceptable policy of the forthcoming organizers of the world exhibition and the FIP board and the passive attitude of the FEPA president Jorgen Jorgensen and both European representatives Jussi Tuori and Bernard Jimenez in the FIP board in this regard! The common opinion was that max frame fee per frame should not exceed 45 € (youth free of charge!) as well other bound expenses – like return shipment, should not burden the exhibitors - and that the FEPA congress must present this initiative on the FIP congress in Jakarta.
The discussion opened also some other aspects of the FIP as the organization which should act in the interest of his members and not vice versa (unacceptable pressures on the organizers of the exhibitions regarding the jury members etc). Europe should unite and the European member of the FIP board should represent the interest of their base.

It was unanimously agreed that the Bulgarian delegate to the FEPA congress in Paris Mr. Boncho Bonev presents this initiative as the proposal of the Balkanfila regional working group.

(The Alps Adria Meeting met at the same morning the same conclusion, so Mr. Bonev and the common speaker of the Alps Adria Philately, Hungarian delegate to the congress Mr. Denes Czirok will align their appearance on the stage.)


The discussion brought also the conclusion that the members of the Balkanfila regional group on the international level as commissioners, jurors, delegates, representatives etc. should communicate, exchange informations and support each other in order to promote appearance of the Balkanfila region.

The Romanian representative Mr. Bartoc proposed Israel to become member of the Balkanfila regional group. The conclusion was – as already once before – that the strict regional criteria should be applied, but strong and friendly federations can be always invited as guest.

The meeting started with welcome drink at Cyril and Method day and ended officially at 13.00.

Igor Pirc, Secretary                                 Spas Panchev, president

Attachment: The copy of the Croatian initiative

Maribor, 24. 5. 2012

MINUTES of the 6th Meeting of the Balkanfila Working Group

Hotel St. Peterburg, Plovdiv, October 27th, 2010, at 18.00.

The roll call was made and the following attendance was registered:
Bulgaria: Spas Panchev, President, Christo Nikoltchev, Boncho Bonev, Valeriy Terziyski
Croatia: proxy to Slovenia
Greece: Anthony Virvilis, President, Alex Galinos,
FYR Macedonia: Doncho Georgiev, Stanko Zafirov
Montenegro: Tomo Katurić, President
Romania: Leonard Pascanu, President, Alexandru Bartoc, Francisc Ambrus
Serbia: Aleksandar Krstić, Slobodan Meandžija
Slovenia: Igor Pirc, President,
Turkey: Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, Murat Halinedaroglu, Hakan Alecaoglu
Absent: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Moldova,

FEPA: Bojan Bracic, Secretary General
Cyprus: Nicos Rangos, Observer

Agenda of the meeting:

1. Confirmation of the Minutes of 5 th Meeting in Sofia
2. XV. Balkanfila and Election of the new WG Balkanfila President
3. XVI. Balkanfila
4. Statute and GREX of Balkanfila
5. Miscellaneous

The host of the meeting, President of the Union of the Bulgarian Philatelists, Spas Panchev opened the meeting, greeted the representatives and observers from the Balkanfila countries and the FEPA secretary general Mr. Bojan Bračič (FEPA granted recognition to XV. Balknafila), who greeted the presence and excused FEPA president Mr. Jorgen Jorgensen, who could not join the event.

Ad. 1. The Minutes of 5 th Meeting in Sofia have been unanimously accepted. Tony Virvilis opened once more the question of level and value of the Balkanfila medals, the motion sent last year to the FEPA Board. Mr. Bračič explained the arguments and the opinion of the FEPA Board which were accepted as reasonable. Medals received at Balkanfila exhibitions can reach the equal level as medals from continental or world exhibitions if exhibition has FEPA patronage (not only support or recognition) and FIP recognition. In such case FEPA ordered minimum 25 % of the Jury members and appointed coordinator which works with organizing committee and has influence to accepted jurors to exhibition.

Ad. 2. General opinion of the representatives was, that the XV. Balkanfila in Plovdiv is a huge contribution of the Bulgarian Union to assure ongoing tempo of the exhibitions and encounters of the Balkanfila members, and that the event runs on a very high level.

According to the practice, the organizer of the current exhibition, Spas Panchev, has been unanimously elected for the new president of the Working Group. He expressed warm thanks to Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, who offered the excellent exhibition in 2007, and contributed also the logo of the Balkanfila, many flags for the Plovdiv exhibition, etc. Captain Tomo Katurić expressed thanks to the contribution of Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu and proposed to grant him the honorary chairmanship. The representatives supported his proposal with applause.

In order to secure the operability of the Balkanfila Working Group, the newly elected president Spas Panchev proposed that Igor Pirc continues the role of the Balkanfila Working group secretary which was unanimously accepted.

Ad.3. The Slovenian delegation offered the organization of the next - XVI. Balkanfila exhibition in Maribor, Slovenia. The representatives have been given the IREX and basic information on the time and place of the event. The president of the organizing committee, Bojan Bračič explained the basic motive of the combined Balkanfila and Alps Adriatic Philately exhibition under the name MARIBOFILA 2012 in the city of Maribor, one of two European Capitals of the Culture in 2012 (the other town is Guimaraes in Portugal, which is also the reason why Portugal will be invited to Maribor as a guest participant!).

The Balkanfila exhibition, including the guest federation, will have a lot of 350 frames (16 sheets); four competition classes, plus literature.

The discussion that followed showed doubts whether the Balkanfila exhibition will get appropriate recognition within the MARIBOFILA event, and also the question of the competition classes has been raised. Both Mr. Pirc and Bračič assured that the Balkanfila will be on equal organizational and social standing; Mr. Bračič pointed out that four classes at 12 Balkanfila members is equal to all classes at 7 Alps Adria Philately members.

Mr. Bonev suggested the idea how to choose competitive classes at exhibitions with only few classes – to choose that classes which were not present at previous “incomplete” exhibition. The idea was accepted as reasonable. The selection of the four competitive classes will be considered in order to offer classes with enough exhibits in all countries (postal history as the basic tie between Balkan countries).

The discussion pointed on the opened task – preparation and receipt of the Statutes and the Balkanfila GREX in which also the above opened questions will have to be defined.

The team Bracic, Virvilis and Bartoc shall finish the draft of the Statute and the GREX till the end of January 2011, and send them to all member federations. Then they will have time to respond with remarks till the end of March 2011 in order to have set the minimum requirements already for the XVI. Balkanfila in 2012.

The president of the Working group Spas Panchev asked the representatives to vote for granting the organization of XVI. Balkanfila exhibition to Slovenia, and the result was unanimously positive:

The XVI. Balkanfila will be held in Maribor, Slovenia from May 24th to May 27th 2012.

Ad.4. Mr. Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu granted the right for the use of the logo also to the next Balkanfila exhibition. Mr. Francisc Ambrus,who took over the task of building up and maintaining the internet site of the Balkanfila WG, asked for the electronic material (texts, pictures etc.) to be put on the internet. (F.e. Palmares of Istanbul 2007 and Plovdiv 2010!)

The temporary web site address is: http://www.revenues.ro/balkanfila/
The editors of the internet site remain the same: Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, Anthony Virvilis, Igor Pirc, and technical editor Ambrus Francise.

The meeting ended officially at 19.30 and continued in the unofficial way in the nearby restaurant, invited by the Bulgarian Union of Philatelists.

Igor Pirc, Secretary

Plovdiv, October 28. 2010, Ljubljana, November 17. 2010

MINUTES of the 5th Meeting of the Balkanfila Working Group

Hotel Rodina, May 27th, 2009, at 16.00

The roll call was made and the following attendance was registered:

Albania: Bajram Peçi President, Nikolla Xharro,
Bulgaria: Spas Panchev President, Boncho Bonev,
Croatia: Mladen Vilfan,
Greece: Antony Virvilis President. M. Tsironis,
FYR Macedonia: Doncho Georgiev, Stanko Zafirov,
Montenegro: Tomo Katurić President,
Romania: Alexandru Bartoc, Francisc Ambrus,
Serbia: Jovan Ristić,
Slovenia: Igor Pirc President,
Turkey: Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, H. Akçaoglu, Murat Hazinedaroglu,
Absent: Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Attended also:
Jorgen Jorgensen FEPA President,
Bojan Bracic FEPA Secretary General.

Agenda of the meeting:

1. XV. Balkanfila
2. Logo of the Balkanfila
3. New Member Applications
4. Miscellaneous

The host of the meeting, President of the Union of the Bulgarian Philatelists, Spas Panchev opened the meeting, greeted the representatives and observers from the Balkan countries and the special guest Mr. Jorgen Jorgensen, the new elected President of FEPA. The FEPA President expressed his best wishes to the Balkanfila movement, the oldest regional organization staging serial exhibitions for almost 45 years already (Turkey 4, Bulgaria and Romania 3, Yugoslavia and Greece 2) and he promised the continuation of the FEPA support.

A. Virvilis opened the question of the level and value of the Balkanfila medals so far of a national status, since the juries used are FIP and FEPA accredited in majority and judge in accordance with the FIP rules. It has been stated that the Balkanfila institution assembles 11 countries of the FEPA Family (compared with similar institutions e.g. the Alps Adria Philately 7 and the Nordia 5), thus representing one quarter of the FEPA.
FEPA President promised to examine the problem with the Board when they shall receive the respective memorandum by the Balkanfila Working Group.

1. It was unanimously agreed that in order to secure the operability of the Balkanfila Working Group, the organizer of the last exhibition Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, to continue his duty as President of the Working Group and Igor Pirc as Secretary, there duty being to maintain close contact with the members, arrange future meetings.

2. The representative of the Union of Serbian Philatelists Jovan Ristić, reported the withdrawal of support of the Serbian Post to the planned XV. Balkanfila exhibition Therefore, Greece and Slovenia have been asked to undertake the responsibility of organising the next Balkanfila.
Mr. Virvilis explained the intention of the Hellenic Federation of organizing a FIP world exhibition in 2011 in Thessaloniki or Athens for the 150th anniversary of the first Greek post stamp. Only in the case that Hellenic Post will not grant the appropriate funds for this exhibition, they would try, as an alternative, to persuade the Hellenic Post to finance next Balkanfila in 2011.
Mr. Pirc expressed the regret that the Slovenian Philatelic Association with the yearly budget of 5,000 € is not in the position to organize such a regional high-level exhibition (Budget for the Balkanfila in Istanbul 2007 was 150,000 €). Mr. Bracic added the information that the last Alps Adria Exhibition in Maribor was carried out with only 3,500 €, which means a very low standard of accompanying services.
In order to help getting out of the blind alley, Mr. Panchev offered the organization of the XV. Balkanfila next year in Plovdiv, which was accepted unanimously and with relief.

3. Mr. Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu showed the flag of the Balkanfila WG. He granted the right for the use of the logo to the Balkanfila WG.

4. Mr. Ambrus Francisc, who took over the task of building up and maintaining the internet site of the Balkanfila WG, asked for the electronic material (texts, pictures etc;) to be put on the internet. Temporary web site address: http://www.revenues.ro/balkanfila/index.php The editorial Committee of the internet site were appointed Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, Anthony Virvilis, Igor Pirc, and webmaster Francisc Ambrus.
Mr. Virvilis stated Balkanfila should not be only a series of exhibitions, but the institution which means informing through the internet, issuing of the bulletins, offering to judges the possibility of getting acquainted with the material of the postal history of the Balkan countries.

5. Moldova and Cyprus applied for the membership in the Balkanfila WG.
Discussed were the criteria for the full membership, and it has been unanimously agreed that geographical appertenance is the basic criterium. It was further agreed that for any new membership to be accepted, unanimity is required.

Moldova has been voted unanimously for the membership as the 12th country of the Balkanfila WG.

The discussion regarding the application of the Cyprus was extensive, and the Turkish representatives expressed restraint owing to the two entities on the Island of Cyprus – the Greek and the Turkish one. The discussion showed that at the time no unanimous decision could be achieved, therefore there was an unanimous vote (except the Greek delegates who insisted in taking a decision now) the decision about Cyprus to be postponed to one of the next opportunities.

All delegates express their gratitude to the hosts, the Union of Bulgarian Philatelists, for their kind hospitality and raised a cup of wine to the future of Balkanfila institution.

The meeting ended at 18.00 and continued in unofficial way at the premises of the Sofia Philatelic Society, where S. Panchev offered a dinner to the Working Group delegates.

Igor Pirc, Secretary.

MINUTES of the 4th Meeting of the Balkanfila Working Group

The meeting took place at the SIDONIA Room, Hotel Phoenicia, Bukarest, on June 26th 2008, starting at 11.30 a.m.

The roll call was made and the following attendance was registered:

Albania: Nikolla Xharo,
Bulgaria: Boncho Bonev, Dimiter Monev, Ivan Kostov,
Greece: Anthony Virvilis, Costas Chazapis,
Montenegro: Tomo Katurić
Romania: Leonard Pascanu, Alecsandru Bartoc, Francisc Ambrus,
Serbia: Djordje Radičević, Jovan Veličković, Zoran Stepanović
Slovenia: Peter Suhadolc, Igor Pirc
Turkey: Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu, Ziya Agaogullari, Arman AriKan,
FEPA: Pedro vaz Pereira

Excused:
Croatia,
FYR of Macedonia (proxy to Slovenia)

Points discussed:

1. Confirmation of the Minutes of the 3rd meeting in Istanbul
2. XV. Balkanfila Exhibition 2009
3. Logo of the Balkanfila
4. Miscellaneous

The acting president Mr. Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu opened the meeting, greeting all representatives and observers from the Balkanfila countries and the special guest Mr. Pedro vaz Pereira, FEPA president and traditional guest of the Working Group meetings. He then expressed thanks of all the attendants to the Romanian Federation who made possible the present Meeting.

The FEPA president expressed his best wishes to the Balkanfila movement, and in particular for the continuation of the exhibitions. The previous Balkanfila held in Istanbul was a very good one and he was so sorry he was obliged to leave suddenly for happy family reasons.

Ad.1. The minutes of the 3rd meeting in Istanbul have been unanimously accepted. The representative member of the three head groups for the preparation of regulations of the Balkanfila (Virvilis, Bartoc, Bračič) Mr. Tony Virvilis said, much to his regret, that has nothnig to report on the new Regulations as he and his colleagues were too busy last winter. He, however, expects to have some news next autumn.
He further pointed out that not only exhibitions should be considered, but also several additional acitivities, e.g. the publication of a common annual multilingual publication dealing with Balkan Philately. The scope of this publication would be the promotion of our area'a philately.

Ad. 2. The president of the Union of Philatelists of Serbia Mr. Radicevic announced the support of the JP PTT (Posts of Serbia) for organizing the XV.Balkanfila Exhibition next year in the first half of October 2009 in Belgrade. The Bulletin Nr.1 will be published October this year, catering for all competitive classes.
The main problem they see are the frames, since the old ones cannot be used any more.
After a long discussion including many benevolent suggestions, the advice suggested was organisers to start the procedure of investment into the initial quantity of own frames (up to 200 pcs), and for the rest to ask the neighbouring postal authorities (Bulgaria and/or Greece) to cover the difference up to 1.000 (500 double-faced) pcs.

Ad. 3. The logo of the WG is already in the process of registration - under the name of president Mahmut Emirmahmutoglu who is willing to pass the rights to the Balkanfila Working Group free of charge. Three different proposals of the flag have been presented and the one - horizontal, with 11 pidgeons, w/o national flags was unanimously adopted (see attachment).
Other applications may vary in shapes. The Working Group expresses special thanks to the Turkish designer Mrs Betu. Z. Guzhan for the series of excellent proposals submitted.

Mr. Francisc Ambrus from Romania brought up the case of the Balkanfila Institution website and undertook the task to build and maintain it. He only asks for all texts and pictures in electronic form to be sent to him. The delegates thanked Mr. Ambrus for his willingness and it was agreed the case be studied and discussed further in Belgrade.

Ad. 4. As agreed in Sofia in 2006, the country representative of the next exhibition organizer takes over the presidency.
Therefore Mr. Emirmahmutoglu handed over the Balkanfila flag & Presidency to Mr. Djordje Radičević from Serbia wishing him all the best on the way to the next – XV. Balkanfila exhibition.

The meeting ended at 14.45

Minutes written by Igor Pirc, Slovenia

Attached:
List of the attendants
Adopted flag

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