A year of opportunity for the Balkans

By |april 18th, 2018|enlargement, EU membership, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

The fact that the Western Balkans is being increasingly prioritised on the European agenda is no longer sufficient To achieve real progress in EU integration, the Western Balkan countries need a clearly defined plan that includes a concrete timeframe for all six countries, writes Ilhan Kyuchyuk.

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Time for a Juncker re-set: The importance of a membership perspective for the Western Balkans

By |april 12th, 2018|EU membership, EU-NATO, EU-Russia relations, News, Russian propaganda, Western Balkans|

To ensure the security and stability of the Western Balkans, the perspective of membership may no longer be enough. The EU should push back against Russian propaganda and engage in smarter outreach. It needs a new, more confident approach, writes Sir Graham Watson.

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Time for Juncker to help Bosnia-Herzegovina with a bridge from Dayton to accession

By |februar 26th, 2018|Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dayton Agreement, Dragan Čović, election law, EU membership, European Court of Human Rights, News|

Two years after it applied for EU candidate status, Bosnia and Herzegovina will hand over the answers to the Commission’s questionnaire this week. Now it falls upon Juncker to hold BiH to its membership aspirations and the reform commitments expressed, writes Ivan Pepic.

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Upgraded customs union should serve as bedrock of EU-Turkey ties

By |februar 14th, 2018|EU membership, EU-Turkey relations, News, pro-Europe, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|

Treating Turkey like a naughty child has proved to be a failed strategy for Brussels. It’s time to look anew at the elements of the relationship that could work, both now and in the long term, write Mehmet Öğütçü and Stephen Jones.

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