Western Balkans

Can Steinmeier and Hammond reset Bosnia?

Halting Bosnia’s eight-year downward trend and boosting the country’s momentum towards Europe is the main goal of Steinmeier and Hammond’s proposal

Serbia, Kosovo and the benefits of normalisation

The EU-brokered deal between Serbia and Kosovo settles the most acute dispute in the Balkans and is likely to have an impact on the wider region. Yet it may be too early to declare victory in the Balkans.  

The euro crisis should not mean the end of enlargement

Enlargement is far from over, with Croatia due to join next year and other countries in the Western Balkans still working towards accession. And although the challenges are considerable, further expansion is not just in these countries’ interests but in the interests of the EU itself.