Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

By |september 13th, 2019|Albania, Andrej Babis, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Kosovo recognition, Miloš Zeman, Montenegro, News, North Macedonia, Ramush Haradinaj, Serbia, Visegrad Four, war crimes, Western Balkans, Yugoslav wars|

Four eastern European Union members on Thursday (12 September) backed the accession of Western Balkan countries to the bloc, saying North Macedonia and Albania should start talks this year.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Visegrad countries back opening of accession talks with North Macedonia, Albania

Turkey, Russia and China covet Western Balkans as EU puts enlargement on hold

By |junij 24th, 2019|16+1, Albania, Belt and Road Initiative, Bosnia and Herzegovina, China, EU accession, Kosovo, Kosovo war, Montenegro, Muslims, Nato, News, North Macedonia, Orthodox Church, Ottoman empire, Russian propaganda, Serbia, Turkey, Western Balkans|

Unless the EU accession process of the Western Balkans picks up the pace, the six countries of the region may examine alternatives for their countries’ external orientation, including boosting relations with China, Russia, Turkey and the Gulf States, a report...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkey, Russia and China covet Western Balkans as EU puts enlargement on hold

Bosnians protest against migrant influx in border town

By |junij 17th, 2019|Balkan route, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, News, refugee crisis, Republika Srpska, Serbia, United Nations|

Several hundred Bosnians protested on Sunday (16 June) against an influx of migrants in the western border town of Bihac, warning of security and health risks from thousands sleeping rough. Bosnia, spared the big migrant wave of 2015, is now...

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Bosnians protest against migrant influx in border town

Europe’s ambitious but uncertain future on show at Bratislava forum

By |junij 7th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Angela Merkel, Barnier, Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, Bratislava, Brexit, EPP, EU, Fidesz, Future of Europe, George Ciamba, GLOBSEC, Globsec2019, Hashim Thaçi, Hungary, Kosovo, manfred weber, Maria João Rodrigues, Michel Barnier, Mikuláš Dzurinda, Montenegro, News, Peter Szijjarto, Romania, rule of law, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spitzenkandidaten, Timothy Garton Ash, Western Balkans|

As Globsec’s 2019 forum in Bratislava kicked off earlier this week, EURACTIV went along to listen to world leaders from politics, civil society and business on the Future of Europe. Here we present a summary of the main talking points in the field, across the first two days.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Europe’s ambitious but uncertain future on show at Bratislava forum

Enlargement debate: Western Balkans, torn between hope and outrage

By |junij 6th, 2019|Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, EU enlargement, Montenegro, News, Serbia, Western Balkans|

With enlargement being a “hot potato” for EU institutions, EURACTIV addressed the issue in a debate on Tuesday (5 June). Diplomats and journalists talked freely about the perceived reluctance of some member states, but also about existing real internal obstacles.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Enlargement debate: Western Balkans, torn between hope and outrage

Serbia in the EU in 2025 – mission (im)possible

By |april 5th, 2019|enlargement, enlargement fatigue, Montenegro, News, Russia, Serbia, Western Balkans|

Serbia's accession to the EU in 2025 seems unrealistic, given its slow pace of progress, though not entirely impossible, civil society representatives have said but warned that neither Belgrade nor Brussels were trying very hard. EURACTIV Serbia reports.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Serbia in the EU in 2025 – mission (im)possible

Putin calls for ‘stable Balkans’ during Serbia visit

By |januar 18th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, Kosovo war, Macedonia, Montenegro, Montenegro coup, Nato, News, Orthodox Church, Serbia, Vladimir Putin, Western Balkans|

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday (17 January) called for stability in the Balkans during a pageantry-filled visit to Serbia, a key Moscow ally.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Putin calls for ‘stable Balkans’ during Serbia visit

Putin to receive a rock star welcome in Belgrade

By |januar 17th, 2019|Aleksandar Vučić, anti-NATO, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Crimea annexation, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nato, News, Russia, Serbia, Vladimir Putin|

With T-shirts, mugs and murals bearing his face, Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to receive a rock star welcome on Thursday (17 January) when he lands in Serbia, Moscow's key ally on the edge of Europe.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Putin to receive a rock star welcome in Belgrade

RSF slams jail sentence for Montenegro reporter on drug charges

By |januar 16th, 2019|EU enlargement, investigative journalism, mafia, media freedom, Montenegro, News|

An award-winning investigative reporter was sentenced to 1.5 years in prison in Montenegro on drug trafficking charges on Tuesday (15 January), in a ruling slammed by media watchdog RSF as a "disturbing set-back" for press freedom. 

Komentarji so izklopljeni za RSF slams jail sentence for Montenegro reporter on drug charges

EU’s Balkan enlargement policy must now be guided by geopolitics

By |december 10th, 2018|Brexit, China, EU enlargement, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Nato, News, Russia, Serbia, Viktor Orbán, Western Balkans|

While the EU has played for time, delaying the EU enlargement process largely because of its own problems, the geopolitical context has changed, writes Vladimir Krulj.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU’s Balkan enlargement policy must now be guided by geopolitics