Balkan hopefuls get green light to start EU talks, conditions still weigh on Tirana

By |marec 24th, 2020|Albania, Denmark, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Netherlands, News, North Macedonia|

EU ministers on Tuesday (24 March) approved starting membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, a move hailed as restoring "credibility" after months of damaging delays and bickering.

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The Commission’s Eastern Partnership strategy is disappointing

By |marec 24th, 2020|Eastern Partnership, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, geopolitics, Georgia, Moldova, News, Russia, Ukraine, Von der Leyen Commission, Western Balkans|

Distance should not be a criterion: Georgia is better prepared for EU membership than the frontrunners of the Western Balkans, writes Andrius Kubilius.

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EU enlargement needs better strategic communication

By |marec 12th, 2020|enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, News, Western Balkans|

The advancement of peace, democracy, respect for human rights and rule of law in the Western Balkans region and their future in a strong and reformed EU is critical for the future of our continent and our fellow citizens, write...

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EU in ‘frank’ talks with Western Balkan nations seeking membership

By |februar 17th, 2020|Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Charles Michel, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, France, Kosovo, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, Western Balkans|

European Council president Charles Michel on Sunday (16 February) met with leaders of the six Western Balkan nations seeking to join the EU, for 'frank' talks ahead of a key summit in Zagreb in May.

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What should the EU do about South Caucasus? Here are some proposals

By |december 3rd, 2019|Abkhazia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, enlargement fatigue, EU enlargement, Federica Mogherini, Georgia, Josep Borrell, Nagorno-Karabakh, News, South Caucasus, South Ossetia, Von der Leyen Commission|

It appears the South Caucasus is not a foreign policy priority of the new European Commission. But it should be, write Dennis Sammut and Amanda Paul.

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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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