Von der Leyen locks horns with Macron over EU enlargement

By |november 12th, 2019|Albania, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, News, North Macedonia, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

The new European Commission has yet to be approved, but its president-elect has already locked horns with French President Emmanuel Macron over the future of EU enlargement.

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Russia calls for closing UN office in Bosnia

By |november 6th, 2019|Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Milorad Dodik, Nato, News, Republika Srpska, Russia|

Russia called Tuesday (5 November) for closing the office of the UN High Representative in Bosnia, claiming the senior UN official there is biased.

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Sassoli in Skopje: ‘Don’t lose hope’

By |november 5th, 2019|David Sassoli, EU enlargement, Nato, News, Nikola Gruevski, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev|

Visiting European Parliament President David Sassoli urged North Macedonia on Monday (4 October) not to lose hope after the recent failure of the European Council to reach a decision for opening EU accession talks.

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US envoy knocks EU’s ‘bad message’ to the Balkans

By |november 4th, 2019|Albania, Aleksandar Vučić, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Matthew Palmer, News, North Macedonia, Serbia, United States|

Washington's envoy to the Western Balkans on Monday (4 November) criticised the EU for delaying the start of membership talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying it sent a "bad message" to a region where all countries hope to join the bloc.

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Albania offers first comments to Macron’s enlargement damper

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Albania, Angela Merkel, Berlin Process, China, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, News, North Macedonia, Russia, Turkey|

A conference in Tirana on Thursday (31 October) provided a rare insight into the state of mind of the country’s government, but also of other regional players, following the EU's recent failure to take a decision on opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.

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Tamar Chugoshvili: The ‘dynamics’ in EU politics are hugely discouraging for Georgia

By |oktober 30th, 2019|Bidzina Ivanishvili, Eastern Partnership, EU enlargement, EU-Georgia relations, European Parliament, Georgia, Georgian Dream, Mikheïl Saakashvili, News|

In a wide-ranging interview with EURACTIV, Georgian politician Tamar Chugoshvili speaks of the reactions in her country following the recent EU decision not to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania, and of Georgia’s plans to remain in the EU orbit nevertheless.

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Russia sends S-400 missile defense systems to Serbia for military drill

By |oktober 25th, 2019|EU enlargement, Kosovo war, Nato, News, Russia, S-400, Serbia|

Russia said on Thursday (24 October) a division of its S-400 missile defense system would take part in a military drill in Serbia, underlining Moscow’s wish to keep a traditional ally on side even as Belgrade pursues links with NATO and the European Union.

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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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EU Summit LIVE: Brexit, Budget, Balkans

By |oktober 17th, 2019|Brexit, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, EU-Turkey, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News|

European leaders gather for a summit in Brussels on 17-18 October to discuss if, how and when the United Kingdom will leave the bloc. With everything up in the air, an extension seems the safest bet. The EU's seven-year budget, enlargement to the Weste...

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France halts EU enlargement talks

By |oktober 16th, 2019|Albania, Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, EU summit, France, Germany, Greater Albania, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, Russia, VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev|

France on Tuesday (15 October) blocked the opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, despite the promise made by the Union to Skopje that its historic Prespa agreement with Greece would earn it a ticket to the EU membership negotiations.

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