Commission vows to strengthen ties with the Western Balkans

By |februar 7th, 2020|EU-Western Balkans Summit, News, Oliver Varhelyi, Serbia|

The EU's new enlargement methodology aims to strengthen ties with countries from the Western Balkans, especially with those that have already started EU membership negotiations  European Enlargement Commissioner Oliver Várhelyi said in Belgrade on Thursday (6 February). EURACTIV Serbia reports. 

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Commission vows to strengthen ties with the Western Balkans

Serbia expects little from enlargement reform but hopes for more quality, speed

By |januar 22nd, 2020|Aleksandar Vučić, Croatian Presidency, Emmanuel Macron, EU-Western Balkans Summit, Kosovo, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

EU countries should soon reach a consensus on new enlargement methodology. Details remain unknown and it is not clear if the reform will also apply to Montenegro and Serbia, which are further along the accession path than the Western Balkans' other EU ...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Serbia expects little from enlargement reform but hopes for more quality, speed

Europe risks losing strategic clout in Western Balkans

By |november 9th, 2019|EU-Albania relations, EU-Western Balkans Summit, News, North Macedonia, Western Balkans Route|

Trouble spots and tensions surrounding the European Union are continuing: Syria, Iraq, Libya, Ukraine, Eastern Mediterranean. In the south of the European Union, an arc of geopolitical instability is being formed and we must not allow it to expand, ten...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Europe risks losing strategic clout in Western Balkans

The Western Balkan challenge

By |julij 6th, 2018|Albania, Ditmir Bushati, EU-Western Balkans Summit, News, Western Balkans|

The promise of future integration in the European Union helped many states on their journey to full democracy, writes Ditmir Bushati.

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Balkans should build on momentum, focus on reforms – EU ambassador

By |julij 3rd, 2018|EU-Montenegro relations, EU-Western Balkans Summit, Montenegro, Montenegro coup, News, Nikos Kotzias, Srdjan Darmanović, Western Balkan route, Western Balkans|

The attitude that the EU owes something to the candidate countries in the Western Balkans is wrong, as well as the belief that concerns over the growing Russian influence in the region will be enough to bring someone "closer to the EU”, according to the EU Ambassador to Montenegro, Aivo Orav.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Balkans should build on momentum, focus on reforms – EU ambassador

Kosovo is not Catalonia, Kosovo’s Thaci tells absent Spanish PM Rajoy

By |maj 18th, 2018|Catalonia independence, Catalonia referendum, EU-Western Balkans Summit, Hashim Thaçi, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Mariano Rajoy, News, separatism, Western Balkans|

Pristina ‘understands’ the decision of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy not to attend the EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, but “Kosovo is not Catalonia”, Kosovo's President Hashim Thaçi told EURACTIV.com.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Kosovo is not Catalonia, Kosovo’s Thaci tells absent Spanish PM Rajoy

Western Balkans remain in standby mode

By |maj 17th, 2018|Albania, Angela Merkel, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Donald Tusk, Emmanuel Macron, EU enlargement, EU-Western Balkans Summit, Kosovo, Macedonia, Mariano Rajoy, Montenegro, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

EU members want to take their time with a new round of enlargement - something that the Western Balkans summit this Thursday (17 May) in Sofia is unlikely to change. EURACTIV Germany’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Western Balkans remain in standby mode

Tusk: With friends like Trump, who needs enemies

By |maj 17th, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, Donald Trump, Donald Tusk, EU-Western Balkans Summit, Iran nuclear deal, Jerusalem, Middle East, News, Sanctions, tariffs, transatlantic relations|

The European Union's top official launched a stinging attack Wednesday (16 May) on President Donald Trump, slamming his "capricious assertiveness" and saying the US leader acted more like an enemy than a friend.

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World Economic Forum: Western Balkans’ assets can help it control its destiny

By |maj 16th, 2018|corruption, EU-Western Balkans Summit, News, Western Balkans, World Economic Forum|

The Western Balkans' very strategic location and entrepreneurial labour force are some of the assets that could help the region take advantage of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and take its destiny in its own hands, Martina Larkin of the World Economic Forum told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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EESC chief: Western Balkans’ EU path driven by civil society empowerment

By |maj 16th, 2018|civil society, EU-Western Balkans Summit, gender equality, News, Western Balkans|

The success of the accession process of the Western Balkan countries needs “meaningful involvement” of civil society organisations in the integration process, Luca Jahier, president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), told EURACTIV.

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