Articles on Vessela Tcherneva

A burning issue: How to restart the dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 11 May 2020

It is the EU’s responsibility to normalise relations between Kosovo and Serbia in the long term. Therefore, the bloc should set the principles of, and drive, the dialogue between the countries.

Bouncing back again: How past crises can help Eastern Europe fight covid-19 (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 08 April 2020

Common standards of health security, tech and information sharing in research and development, and better integration within healthcare supply chains could help Europe take a big step forward.

French connections: How to revitalise the EU enlargement process (Commentary)

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. 

After the French veto: The new scramble for the Western Balkans (Commentary)

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.

Borrell will face centrifugal forces in the Balkans (Commentary)

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.

Europe’s new agenda in the Western Balkans (Commentary)

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.

After the European Parliament election: Another chance to bridge Europe’s divides (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 24 June 2019

The recent European Parliamentary elections revealed that there is more to Europe's political geography than the traditional east-west divide

The strange influence of the Macedonian model (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 09 May 2019

North Macedonia's recent successes have sent a ripple throughout the region 

The price of normalisation: Serbia, Kosovo, and a risky border deal (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 13 November 2018

This is the time for EU and its member states to push for solutions to the Serbia-Kosovo landswap that have domestic support and that enhance wider stability in the region

Macedonia’s looming war of interpretations (Commentary)

Vessela Tcherneva - 28 September 2018

A clear majority in favour of the name deal in the referendum on September 30 would help to relieve tensions in the Balkans