Balkans: On track for EU membership or stagnation? (Commentary)
Carl Bildt - 15 February 2018
Three sets of challenges will have to be overcome if any of the candidate countries are to become EU members in 2025.
Kosovo: The need for dialogue (Commentary)
Robert Cooper - 15 February 2018
The 10th anniversary of independence is a good moment for Kosovo to look forward and ask what sort of state it wants to be.
Overseeing Kosovo's conditional independence (Commentary)
Pieter Feith - 09 February 2018
The lesson of Kosovo's transition to independence is the value of the ‘ICO model’; a timebound mandate and a commitment to local ownership, transparency and respect.
Why Ukraine should become a Balkan country (Commentary)
Günther Fehlinger and Andreas Umland - 29 January 2018
Ukrainian politicians, diplomats, journalists and intellectuals should start paying more attention to how the countries of South-Eastern Europe (SEE) are currently preparing for their entry into the European Union. Kyiv can accelerate its own European integration by entering a number of SEE cooperation formats specifically designed to prepare the Western Balkan states for their future EU membership.
Curtain comes down on Balkan Hague tribunals (Commentary)
Francisco de Borja Lasheras - 13 December 2017
Many crimes remain unanswered for, but with the Hague phase essentially over, it is about time for the difficult process of reconciliation.
Resolving the Macedonian Name Dispute: Prospect for Transformative Mutual Recognition (Commentary)
Veton Latifi and Kalypso Nicolaidis - 12 December 2017
Greece and Macedonia need to distinguish between issues where they can agree to disagree and those where they need to agree.
What Europe can do for the Western Balkans (Commentary)
Vessela Tcherneva - 13 October 2017
It is high time for the EU to move beyond ‘stabilocracy’ and stand up to ethnic nationalist kleptocrat political leaders.
MacMeltdown: Understanding the political crisis in Macedonia (Commentary)
The ongoing crisis in Macedonia could become destabilizing for the region unless the EU takes more decisive action.
by Francisco de Borja Lasheras, with Vessela Tcherneva and Fredrik Wesslau - 21st March, 2016
by Dimitar Bechev - 30th August, 2012
What next for EU enlargement?