North Macedonia PM Zaev quits before April polls

By |januar 3rd, 2020|Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, News, Nikola Gruevski, North Macedonia, VMRO-DPMNE, Zoran Zaev|

North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev resigned Friday (3 January) ahead of a vote in April called after the EU blocked the start of membership talks with Skopje, the key policy goal of his cabinet.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za North Macedonia PM Zaev quits before April polls

Croatia priorities at EU helm: Brexit, enlargement

By |januar 2nd, 2020|Albania, Brexit, Croatian Presidency, EU enlargement, Gordan Grlic-Radman, News, North Macedonia, Ursula von der Leyen|

Brexit and EU enlargement will be priorities during Croatia's six-month presidency of the bloc, Foreign Minister Goran Grlić-Radman said Wednesday (1 January).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Croatia priorities at EU helm: Brexit, enlargement

State capture threatens Serbia’s EU integration process

By |december 17th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, democratic deficit, EU enlargement, Kosovo, media freedom, News, Serbia|

For years, Serbia has been labelled as one of the frontrunners for EU accession in the Western Balkans, being one of two countries in the region currently negotiating membership. Unfortunately, there is little truth in this perception, write representa...

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Give us hope, give us membership talks, North Macedonia tells EU

By |december 11th, 2019|Croatian Presidency, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, France, News, North Macedonia, Western Balkans|

The EU must deliver soon on its promise to open membership talks with North Macedonia, the country's foreign minister has told AFP, warning that messages of hope were ringing hollow after three rejections.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Give us hope, give us membership talks, North Macedonia tells EU

Albania elects Western-trained prosecutor general as part of judicial reforms

By |december 6th, 2019|Albania, EU enlargement, judicial reform, News|

Albania’s parliament elected Olsian Çela as prosecutor general on Thursday (5 December) as part of judicial reforms sought by the West that are intended to kick out corrupt judges. The European Union has told Albania the reforms must remain a...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Albania elects Western-trained prosecutor general as part of judicial reforms

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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Orban says Hungary to increase its EU influence with the enlargement portfolio

By |november 22nd, 2019|EU enlargement, European Parliament, News, Oliver Varhelyi, Viktor Orbán, Von der Leyen Commission|

Hungarian nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán hailed Friday (22 November) the confirmation of Budapest's nominee as a key EU commissioner as the country's "biggest diplomatic success" in a decade.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Orban says Hungary to increase its EU influence with the enlargement portfolio

In new capacity of EPP leader, Tusk vows to fight populism

By |november 21st, 2019|Andrej Plenković, anti-immigration, Croatian Presidency, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, EPP, EU enlargement, Fidesz, illiberal democracy, News, populism, refugee crisis, Viktor Orbán|

Outgoing EU Council president Donald Tusk pledged Wednesday (20 November)  to fight political populism as he was elected leader of Europe's main conservative parties during their group meeting in Croatia.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za In new capacity of EPP leader, Tusk vows to fight populism

Amid NATO tensions, Estonian President highlights Russia risk

By |november 20th, 2019|Brexit, defence, Estonia, EU, EU enlargement, Kersti Kaljulaid, News, Russia, security|

NATO should be ready to defend Estonia should the country face risks emanating from its neighbour Russia, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid has told EURACTIV. Her comments came following French President Macron's recent claim that the alliance is 'br...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Amid NATO tensions, Estonian President highlights Russia risk

EU faces rift over enlargement policy after French ‘non’

By |november 20th, 2019|Albania, Amelie de Montchalin, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, Finnish Presidency, Jean-Claude Juncker, Nato, News, North Macedonia, Prespa agreement, Tytti Tuppurainen, Ursula von der Leyen, Western Balkans|

European Union members wrangled over the rules for joining their club on Tuesday (19 November), after France triggered anger by seeking to postpone bids from Albania and North Macedonia. At the 17-18 October summit, EU heads of state and government...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU faces rift over enlargement policy after French ‘non’