All eyes on France after inconclusive enlargement summit debate

By |oktober 18th, 2019|Albania, Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Gitanas Nauseda, Marine Le Pen, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, Western Balkans|

After a long night of inconclusive discussions, EU heads of state are set to return to the EU enlargement issue today (18 October). All eyes are on France, as Emmanuel Macron's position has so far been the major stumbling block for opening accession ta...

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What does it take for the EU to punch above its weight?

By |oktober 7th, 2019|enlargement fatigue, EU crisis, EU enlargement, News, Western Balkans|

Since the start of the financial and economic crises in 2008/2009, the EU project has lost a considerable part of its standing. A recent forum has raised ideas for reversing the decline of the EU’s ranking in the global arena. Dušan Reljić explains how.

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North Macedonia nears accession talks, Albania falling behind

By |junij 17th, 2019|accession negotiations, Albania, enlargement, enlargement fatigue, France, Netherlands, News, North Macedonia|

Member states will on Tuesday (18 June) postpone a decision on opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, most likely until September, as almost all capitals are prepared to green light Skopje while Tirana still remains a ‘no-go’ for a few, EU officials and diplomats told EURACTIV.

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Serbia in the EU in 2025 – mission (im)possible

By |april 5th, 2019|enlargement, enlargement fatigue, Montenegro, News, Russia, Serbia, Western Balkans|

Serbia's accession to the EU in 2025 seems unrealistic, given its slow pace of progress, though not entirely impossible, civil society representatives have said but warned that neither Belgrade nor Brussels were trying very hard. EURACTIV Serbia reports.

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Ditching unanimity is key to make enlargement work

By |februar 4th, 2019|Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, News, Qualified majority voting, Western Balkans|

The EU must change its procedure and allow qualified majority voting in all intermediary stages of the EU accession process, writes Srdjan Cvijic.

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Macedonia pledges more reforms to secure EU accession talks

By |januar 31st, 2019|Austria, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Macedonia, News, Sebastian Kurz, Zoran Zaev|

Macedonia's prime minister said Wednesday (30 January) that in addition to changing his country's name, his government was ready to enact further reforms to speed up the start of EU accession talks.

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Several thousand Macedonians gather in support EU, NATO membership

By |september 17th, 2018|Angela Merkel, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Greece, Macedonia, name dispute, Nato, News, Referendum, Russia, VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev|

Several thousand Macedonians gathered in the capital Skopje on Sunday (16 September) to express their support for NATO and European Union membership bids and for a change in the country's name.

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EU puts ‘North Macedonia’ and Albania on hold until the European elections

By |junij 27th, 2018|Albania, Austrian Presidency, Bulgarian Presidency, Edi Rama, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, European elections, France, Greece, Jean Asselborn, Johannes Hahn, Macedonia, Nato, NATO summit, Netherlands, News, Nikos Kotzias, Russia, Western Balkans, Zoran Zaev|

The European Union painfully agreed a compromise yesterday (26 June) according to which it would open negotiations to join the bloc with Albania and Macedonia starting in June next year, provided certain conditions are met.

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We are aware of ‘Europeisation fatigue’, warns Albanian minister

By |april 27th, 2018|Albania, Angela Merkel, Edi Rama, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, judicial reform, Kosovo, Macedonia, Macedonia name dispute, News, radical Islam, radicalisation, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Western Balkans, Western Balkans summit|

Albanian foreign minister Ditmir Bushati briefed a small group of Brussels journalists yesterday (26 April) about his country’s EU ambitions, following the Commission’s proposal to start accession negotiations with Tirana and a visit of Prime Minister Edi Rama to Berlin last Wednesday.

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Don’t turn your back on us, Albania PM tells EU

By |april 25th, 2018|Albania, Angela Merkel, China, Edi Rama, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Jean-Claude Juncker, Muslims, News, radical Islam, Russia, Western Balkans|

Denying Albania the prospect of one day becoming a European Union member could fuel Muslim radicalisation in the Balkan country, endangering regional stability, its prime minister Edi Rama said.

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