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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:

1stGeneral AssemblyThessaloniki (MPA)June 23-25, 1995
2ndGeneral AssemblyAntalya (ANADOLU)December 15-16, 1995
3rdGeneral AssemblyAthens (ANA)June 22-23, 1996
4thGeneral AssemblyThessaloniki (MPA)June 30 - July 1, 1997
5thGeneral AssemblyThessaloniki (MPA)November 27-28, 1997
6thGeneral AssemblyOhrid (MIA)June 27-28, 1998
7thGeneral AssemblySofia (BTA)November 20-21, 1998
8thGeneral AssemblyDurres (ATA)June 10-11, 1999
9thGeneral AssemblyKusadasi (ANADOLU)December 18-19, 1999
10thGeneral AssemblyThessaloniki (MPA)November23-24, 2000
11thGeneral AssemblyAthens (ANA)November 9-10, 2001
12thGeneral AssemblyAnkara (ANADOLU)January 25-26, 2002
13thGeneral AssemblyBelgrade (TANJUG)February 24-25, 2003
14thGeneral AssemblyThessaloniki-Grevena (MPA)December 3-4, 2004
15thGeneral AssemblyBanja Luka (SRNA)October 28-29, 2005
16thGeneral AssemblyMarmaris (ANADOLU)October 27-28, 2006
17thGeneral AssemblyAthens (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.

24TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY - SARAJEVO 2015

20th Anniversary Conference - Bucharest 2015

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

World News Agencies Summit - Istanbul 2003

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