Western Balkans

The Balkans non-paper and the dangers of Plan B

Only a firm framework of integration can bring long-term stability to the Balkans – this is as relevant today as it was in 2003, when EU leaders offered membership to all countries in the region

The EU’s Montenegro dilemma

Following a recent dispute over a $1 billion loan to Montenegro, the EU has an opportunity to take a more systematic approach to the growing Chinese presence in the Western Balkans

How Macron can strengthen the EU in the Western Balkans

France has blocked progress on enlargement in the Western Balkans. In the Biden era, Emmanuel Macron should think again about bringing the region into the EU

Kosovo snap election: A chance for action

The results of this week’s election could be transformative for Kosovo – but the challenges facing its new leaders are daunting

Brexit lessons for the EU and its neighbours

The EU can learn from Brexit how to manage divergence and differentiate integration – for the sake of its other neighbours

What to expect from the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue in 2021

Kosovo and Serbia will likely make little progress this year in their long-running dialogue, due to a lack of honest leadership and genuine attempts to prepare the public for a compromise