Czech FM: Visegrad countries will continue to promote EU enlargement

By |januar 21st, 2020|Albania, Article 7, Czechia, enlargement, EU foreign policy, Iran, Iraq, Josep Borrell, News, North Macedonia, treaty change, V4, Visegrad 4, Western Balkans|

The Visegrad countries will need some time to close the ditches they have dug in recent years, Foreign Minister Tomáš Petříček told EURACTIV.cz in an interview. He also voiced doubts about the need for a reform of EU membership negotiations, demanded by France, saying the process is already reversible at any stage.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Czech FM: Visegrad countries will continue to promote EU enlargement

Albanian PM sues Kosovo counterpart for defamation over land-swap claims

By |januar 16th, 2020|Albania, Aleksandar Vučić, Edi Rama, ethnic Albanians, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Kosovo war, News, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia|

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has filed a lawsuit for defamation against Kosovo’s outgoing prime minister, who has repeatedly said Rama was involved in talks about dividing up Kosovo along ethnic lines, a court in Pristina said on Thursday (16 January).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Albanian PM sues Kosovo counterpart for defamation over land-swap claims

Croatia priorities at EU helm: Brexit, enlargement

By |januar 2nd, 2020|Albania, Brexit, Croatian Presidency, EU enlargement, Gordan Grlic-Radman, News, North Macedonia, Ursula von der Leyen|

Brexit and EU enlargement will be priorities during Croatia's six-month presidency of the bloc, Foreign Minister Goran Grlić-Radman said Wednesday (1 January).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Croatia priorities at EU helm: Brexit, enlargement

Albania elects Western-trained prosecutor general as part of judicial reforms

By |december 6th, 2019|Albania, EU enlargement, judicial reform, News|

Albania’s parliament elected Olsian Çela as prosecutor general on Thursday (5 December) as part of judicial reforms sought by the West that are intended to kick out corrupt judges. The European Union has told Albania the reforms must remain a...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Albania elects Western-trained prosecutor general as part of judicial reforms

Harnessing the potential of French proposals for the benefit of Western Balkans

By |november 27th, 2019|accession negotiations, Albania, Emmanuel Macron, EU-Montenegro relations, EU-Serbia relations, News, North Macedonia, Western Balkans|

In recent days, the discourse on the Western Balkans’ EU accession has been dominated by discussion of the (in)famous French non-paper, finally explaining the thinking behind the changes in the enlargement methodology announced earlier by President Macron. Milena Lazarevic explains how the French proposal might work.

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EU faces rift over enlargement policy after French ‘non’

By |november 20th, 2019|Albania, Amelie de Montchalin, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, Finnish Presidency, Jean-Claude Juncker, Nato, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, Tytti Tuppurainen, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

European Union members wrangled over the rules for joining their club on Tuesday (19 November), after France triggered anger by seeking to postpone bids from Albania and North Macedonia. At the 17-18 October summit, EU heads of state and government...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU faces rift over enlargement policy after French ‘non’

Von der Leyen locks horns with Macron over EU enlargement

By |november 12th, 2019|Albania, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, News, North Macedonia, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

The new European Commission has yet to be approved, but its president-elect has already locked horns with French President Emmanuel Macron over the future of EU enlargement.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Von der Leyen locks horns with Macron over EU enlargement

US envoy knocks EU’s ‘bad message’ to the Balkans

By |november 4th, 2019|Albania, Aleksandar Vučić, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Matthew Palmer, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, United States|

Washington's envoy to the Western Balkans on Monday (4 November) criticised the EU for delaying the start of membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying it sent a "bad message" to a region where all countries hope to join the bloc.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za US envoy knocks EU’s ‘bad message’ to the Balkans

Albania offers first comments to Macron’s enlargement damper

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Albania, Angela Merkel, Berlin Process, China, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, News, North Macedonia, Russia, Turkey|

A conference in Tirana on Thursday (31 October) provided a rare insight into the state of mind of the country’s government, but also of other regional players, following the EU's recent failure to take a decision on opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Albania offers first comments to Macron’s enlargement damper

Skopje on fire as MEPs slam EU leaders’ failure to open accession talks

By |oktober 22nd, 2019|accession talks, Albania, Alexis Tsipras, Donald Tusk, enlargement, Greece, Jean-Claude Juncker, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, Zoran Zaev|

Postponing the start of accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania was a "serious mistake" and "grave error", European Council President Donald Tusk and Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told MEPs on Tuesday, as negative effects already st...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Skopje on fire as MEPs slam EU leaders’ failure to open accession talks