Mogherini: ‘Inshallah, EU and Azerbaijan will soon finalise their agreement’

By |april 4th, 2019|Balkans, Elmar Mammaydarov, EU-Azerbaijan relations, Federica Mogherini, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, OSCE Minsk group, Southern gas corridor|

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini expressed hope on Thursday (4 April) that the EU and Azerbaijan would conclude a new trade and political agreement very soon, using the Arabic expression Inshallah (God willing).

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EU energy watchdog urges Bosnia not to accept Chinese loan

By |september 28th, 2018|Balkans, Bosnia, China, coal, News|

The EU energy watchdog urged a Bosnian regional parliament on Thursday (27 September) not to approve a government guarantee for a China Exim Bank loan that is designed to help power utility EPBiH add a new unit at its Tuzla coal-fired power plant.

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Austrian president warns against ‘small-state mentality’

By |avgust 27th, 2018|Alexander van der Bellen, Balkans, Forum Alpbach, Heinz Christian Strache, Kosovo, News, refugee crisis, Serbia|

With the informal meeting of the defense minister and then the foreign minister in the last week of August, the Austrian Presidency enters crunch mode. EURACTIV Germany reports from Vienna.

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Erdogan mobilises diaspora, ‘friends’ in Balkans

By |maj 18th, 2018|Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fethullah Gülen, Jean Marcou, Kosovo, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Serbia, Turkey elections|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan holds a rally in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo to drum up support among the Turkish diaspora. Three days after the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, Bulgaria, the Balkans confirm their strategic position.

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Beyond coal, nationalism and EU accession: Squaring the circle for Kosovo

By |april 20th, 2018|Air Pollution, Balkans, Bosnia, coal power, Kosovo, News, nuclear power, Serbia, South Eastern Europe, Western Balkans|

Joining the EU means meeting all of its rules and criteria, including energy legislation. But bloc-hopeful Kosovo, just like its other Balkan neighbours, is struggling to make any headway there, writes Philippe Charlez.

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Ending state capture in the Balkans – bridging the gap between EU words and deeds

By |april 3rd, 2018|Aleksandar Vučić, Balkans, corruption, EU enlargement, EULEX, European Commission, Hashim Thaçi, Kosovo, News, Serbia, state capture|

The EU is still failing to address the issue of state capture in the Balkans and, by choosing stability over democracy in the region, has been undermining its own credibility and values. But now it must take strong actions in view of the 2025 admission perspective, writes Shpend Ahmeti.  

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The Brief – EU keeps squaring the vicious Balkan circle

By |januar 9th, 2018|Balkans, enlargement, News, The Brief, Western Balkans|

Looking at 14 years of the EU's attempts to determine once and for all what to do with the Balkans (since the first EU-Balkan Summit in Thessaloniki in 2003), one cannot help wondering whether wholehearted commitment on both sides might have been lacki...

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How the Cold War was replaced with fake news

By |november 3rd, 2017|Al-Jazeera, Balkans, Cold War, Cybersecurity, disinformation, East Stratcom Task Force, EU-Russia relations, internet, News|

The Cold War has faded into history but it was replaced by a media war which rages above all on the internet. Fake news play a major role now, argues Herbert Vytiska from EURACTIV Germany.

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Balkan citizens doubt they will ever join EU

By |oktober 12th, 2017|Balkans, Bosnia and Herzegovina, enlargement, Jean-Claude Juncker, Kosovo, Montenegro, News, Serbia|

Citizens of the Balkan region are highly sceptical that their countries will be joining the EU anytime soon, despite shows of support for European integration, while a quarter do not believe their country will ever join the EU, the Balkan Barometer 201...

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Trans-Europe Express: Pre-war Europe blues

By |september 15th, 2017|Angela Merkel, Balkans, Brexit, Bulgaria, Communism, Czech Republic, fascism, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Law and Justice, Martin Schulz, Nazis, News, PiS, Poland, Serbia, Witold Waszczykowski, WWII|

The cynicism of was undeniable. Just as the Commission announced it was taking the second step in an infringement procedure against Poland over the reform of its justice system, legal experts associated with the PiS government announced that the countr...

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