The EU should demonstrate its commitment to the Western Balkans by encouraging countries there to resolve their outstanding disputes
The Western Balkans can play an important part in maximising the impact of the European Green Deal – but the EU will need to find ways to fully involve these countries.
The new French EU enlargement reform proposal is a reasonable attempt to overcome the debate about Macron’s recent veto.
The European Council’s failure to open accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania could mark a turning point for peace in the Western Balkans
Without a credible path to EU membership, the Western Balkans could easily succumb to the lure of regional nationalism – and to generous Russian, Turkish, and Chinese offers in the EU’s own back yard
The French veto on North Macedonia EU membership shows that Brussels urgently needs a new approach to EU enlargement
North Macedonia and Albania wanted to start negotiations with the EU after having been candidate countries since 2005 and 2014. But the enlargement plans seemed…
The future high representative recognises the scale of the geopolitical challenge in the Balkans. But it won’t be up to him alone to meet this challenge.
The Green New Deal is the incoming European Commission’s lead priority. But it may struggle to battle on so many fronts at once.
Borrell will need to add depth to his dialogue team to ensure a comprehensive deal between Kosovo and Serbia