Eastern Partnership teleconference sets priorities for summit in spring

By |junij 19th, 2020|Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, coronavirus, Eastern Partnership summit, EU enlargement, Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, News, nuclear energy, Ukraine|

EU and Eastern Partnership (EaP) heads of state and governments as well as European institution leaders met on Thursday  (18 June) to discuss the COVID-19 crisis as well as reaffirm the strategic partnership and discuss its future. However, the talks...

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Open letter to Donald Tusk: EPP’s support for Vucic is a disgrace

By |junij 17th, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Authoritarianism, bad governance, China, corruption, Donald Tusk, EPP, EU enlargement, media freedom, News, Serbia, Serbia elections|

European People's Party President Donald Tusk has publicly supported Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić ahead of the country's parliamentary election on Sunday (21 June), which the opposition is going to boycott. In response, Serbian opposition leader Dragan Djilas sent an open letter to Tusk. EURACTIV is publishing its shortened version.

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Building a prosperous, democratic and outward-looking Georgia

By |maj 26th, 2020|Abkhazia, coronavirus, Council of Europe, EU enlargement, EU values, Georgia, Nato, News, Russia, South Ossetia|

Safety requires cancelling public festivities but Georgians are marking their National Day by celebrating individually in their hearts and standing together in solidarity, writes David Zalkaliani.

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The EU must draw Georgia into its arms

By |maj 12th, 2020|Abkhazia, Association agreement, EU enlargement, Georgia, Georgian Dream, News, Russia, South Ossetia|

EU institutions must continue to ensure that countries such pro-European as Georgia see the European Union as their ultimate goal, writes Paul L. Vandoren.

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Half-truths and double standards in Skopje’s language politics

By |maj 7th, 2020|Albania, Bulgaria, EU enlargement, News, North Macedonia|

The President of North Macedonia has no right to state that the country “doesn’t need the EU”  if it has to fulfil Bulgaria's conditionalities regarding the country’s language, because it is doing the same to its own ethnic Albanian citizens, writes Ziadin Sela.

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EU leaders urge Skopje to solve its historic dispute with Bulgaria

By |maj 5th, 2020|Bulgaria, EU enlargement, EU-Western Balkans Summit, News, North Macedonia|

The draft declaration of Wednesday's (6 May) EU summit with the leaders of the Western Balkans, seen by EURACTIV, calls on North Macedonia to find a solution to bilateral disputes in the implementation of the Treaty on Good Neighborhood Relations with ...

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To Belgrade and beyond: Beijing exports China model of virus management

By |april 13th, 2020|Belt and Road Initiative, China, coronavirus, EU enlargement, News, Serbia|

Last month, six Chinese medical professionals stepped off an Air Serbia jet in Belgrade to a red-carpet welcome from President Aleksandar Vučić and an array of cabinet ministers. After elbow-bump greetings, Vučić kissed Serbia’s flag, then China’s.

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Serbia sets the stage for Beijing’s mask diplomacy

By |april 2nd, 2020|China, EU enlargement, geopolitical commission, geopolitics, News, Serbia|

When six Chinese doctors landed in Belgrade two weeks ago, Serbia's president greeted them with elbow-bumps before laying a kiss on their country's flag, a gesture of gratitude that sent Chinese social media aflutter.

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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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