View from the CouncilCarl Bildt, Vessela Tcherneva
View from the Council
Carl Bildt, Vessela Tcherneva - 26 June, 2020
The indictment for war crimes against Kosovo President Hassim Thaci helpfully upends the poorly conceived US initiative to reconcile Serbia and Kosovo. But it fatally delegitimates Kosovo’s current leadership.
Vladimir Shopov - 17 June, 2020
China has not embedded itself in the Western Balkans as much as it might have done – and may even be looking back on the 2010s as a wasted decade.
Ekaterina Zahariev, Ognyan Zlatev - 18 May, 2020
Ekaterina Zahariev and Ognyan Zlatev discuss on the Western Balkans’ prospects of EU accession; the EU’s role in the Serbia-Kosovo dialogue and the future of Bulgaria’s accession to the ERM II.
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.
Engjellushe Morina - 16 April, 2020
An escalation of disagreements over the proposed Kosovo-Serbia land swap could take on a regional dimension and pose a security threat to Europe.
Vessela Tcherneva - 8 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.
Tania Lessenska - 6 April, 2020
It is in the EU’s interest to continuously emphasise its commitment to Albania and North Macedonia – especially given the growing influence of countries such as China, Russia, and Turkey in the Western Balkans.
Thornike Gordadze, Joanna Hosa, Dumitru Minzarari, Tatiana Stanovaya, Andrew Wilson - 1 April, 2020
Beáta Huszka - 7 January, 2020
The EU should demonstrate its commitment to the Western Balkans by encouraging countries there to resolve their outstanding disputes
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 13 March, 2019
Alida Vračić - 31 January, 2019
Alida Vracic - 9 May, 2018
The EU should do more to promote circular migration as part of their ongoing pursuit of European integration.