Whither EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans?

The event launched the new ECFR brief The Periphery of the Periphery: the Western Balkans and the Euro Crisis by Dimitar Bechev. It was organized by ECFR Sofia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria.

Guests

Tim Judah, the Economist

Petrit Selimi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kosovo

Antoinette Primatarova, Centre for Liberal Strategies

Vessela Tcherneva, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria

Chaired by

Dimitar Bechev, Head of ECFR Sofia office

The event launched the new ECFR brief The Periphery of the Periphery: the Western Balkans and the Euro Crisis by Dimitar Bechev. The panel took stock of the challenges and prospects to EU enlargement a day after the European Commission published its regular monitoring reports. Has the eurozone crisis decreased EU’s appetite for further enlargement and swept away the candidates’ reform drive? How real are the risks for the European integration of the Western Balkan countries?

 

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