Hungary’s Commission pick passes enlargement test, deflects on Orban

By |november 14th, 2019|commissioner hearings, enlargement, Hungary, News, Oliver Varhelyi|

The Western Balkans must have a credible perspective of joining the European Union as it is in Europe's geopolitical interest, Hungary's Commissioner-designate for enlargement and neighbourhood told his European Parliament hearing on Wednesday (14 Nove...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary’s Commission pick passes enlargement test, deflects on Orban

Tweets of the Week: Farewell Juncker, Balkan Rejection and Brexit Uncertainty

By |oktober 25th, 2019|Brexit, enlargement, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, Tweets of the week|

This week’s edition, sponsored by Savoury Snacks Europe, features a Juncker deluxe, Balkan slip-ups and Brexit in flux.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Tweets of the Week: Farewell Juncker, Balkan Rejection and Brexit Uncertainty

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

Visegrad 4, North Macedonia in last-ditch effort to change French enlargement veto

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Albania, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, enlargement, EU accession, EUCO, European Council, Johannes Hahn, News, North Macedonia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad 4, Zoran Zaev|

In a last-ditch effort on Wednesday evening (16 October) before a decisive EU summit, the Visegrad Four and North Macedonian officials tried to sway the enlargement mood in Brussels.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad 4, North Macedonia in last-ditch effort to change French enlargement veto

Hungary wants Montenegro and Serbia to join EU before 2025

By |oktober 3rd, 2019|enlargement, Hungary, László Trócsányi, News, Peter Szijjarto, Warsaw Security Forum|

It is in the European Union's economic and security interest that Montenegro and Serbia join the bloc before 2025, Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó told the Warsaw Security Forum on Wednesday (2 October).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Hungary wants Montenegro and Serbia to join EU before 2025

Is von der Leyen on course to ease tensions with Hungary?

By |september 18th, 2019|enlargement, Hungary, Katarina Barley, László Trócsányi, News, rule of law, Ursula von der Leyen|

European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen's Commissioner pick for the enlargement and neighbourhood policy, the former Hungarian Justice Minister László Trócsányi, is appearing to be a particularly controversial one, though it may be motivated by her wish to cool tensions between Brussels and Budapest,

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Is von der Leyen on course to ease tensions with Hungary?

In Georgia, EU opens first European School outside the bloc’s borders

By |september 17th, 2019|Eastern Partnership, enlargement, EU-Georgia relations, Johannes Hahn, Mamuka Bakhtadze, News|

In line with EU aims to deepen relations with the Eastern Partnership countries, EU and Georgian officials on Monday (16 September) launched a European School in Tbilisi, the first educational institution of this kind launched beyond the bloc’s boundaries.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za In Georgia, EU opens first European School outside the bloc’s borders

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za North Macedonia nears accession talks, Albania falling behind

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.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Serbia in the EU in 2025 – mission (im)possible

From Budapest to the Balkans, via Brussels

By |september 27th, 2018|enlargement, Hungary, Macedonia, News, rule of law, Serbia, Western Balkans|

Macedonia is still going through a painful reconstruction as a society. But if we really believe that the Western Balkans region belongs in Europe, it is time to insist on respecting European values, writes Ivana Jordanovska.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za From Budapest to the Balkans, via Brussels