Time to break some old patterns?! The EU’s credibility is at stake in the enlargement process

(Tobias SCHWARZ / AFP) Some of the Western Balkan states that aspire to join the EU are (re)living the unpredictable narrative of EU enlargement. The Republic of North Macedonia, notably, has recently recognised the commended, one and only ‘window of opportunity’ and changed its constitutional name in order to advance in the EU and NATO…

Next week in Athens – Two EFB and BiEPAG policy events on July 1-2, 2019

The European Fund for the Balkans through its pillar programme Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group has recently presented the BiEPAG policy brief “The Western Balkans as a Geopolitical Chessboard? Myths, Realities and Policy Options” authored by Florian Bieber and Nikolaos Tzifakis at the policy event in Belgrade “Global Actors in the Western Balkans”. This conference premiered the…

The Netherlands, the Western Balkans, and the EU

The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) and the Clingendael Institute, supported by the European Fund for the Balkans are organizing the public event “The Netherlands, the Western Balkans, and the EU” on 6 June at Aeroklub (Uzun Mirkova 4, Belgrade). The event is an occasion for the policy experts from the Western Balkans…