Majda Ruge & Janka Oertel - 26 March 2020
The Serbian president has exploited the EU’s internal divisions to insult the bloc and legitimise his policies, as well as his courtship of authoritarian partners.
Julian Popov - 20 December 2019
The Western Balkans can play an important part in maximising the impact of the European Green Deal – but the EU will need to find ways to fully involve these countries.
Vessela Tcherneva - 11 December 2019
The new French EU enlargement reform proposal is a reasonable attempt to overcome the debate about Macron’s recent veto.
Beáta Huszka - 14 November 2019
The European Council’s failure to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania could mark a turning point for peace in the Western Balkans.
Vessela Tcherneva & Tara Varma - 25 October 2019
Without a credible path to EU membership, the Western Balkans could easily succumb to the lure of regional nationalism – and to generous Russian, Turkish, and Chinese offers in the EU’s own back yard.
Milica Delevic, Tena Prelec - 24 October 2019
The French veto on North Macedonia EU membership shows that Brussels urgently needs a new approach to EU enlargement
Vessela Tcherneva - 10 October 2019
The future high representative recognises the scale of the geopolitical challenge in the Balkans. But it won’t be up to him alone to meet this challenge.
Marin Lessenski - 04 October 2019
The Green New Deal is the incoming European Commission’s lead priority. But it may struggle to battle on so many fronts at once.
Petrit Selimi - 09 August 2019
Borrell will need to add depth to his dialogue team to ensure a comprehensive deal between Kosovo and Serbia
Vessela Tcherneva - 07 August 2019
The main message for the Western Balkans is clear: countries in the region need to demonstrate a sufficient level of political governance before any technical process of EU accession can begin.
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