EU Enlargement Strategy: Rethinking Reconciliation?

Photo: Adam Jones Adam63 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons   The fact that the EU’s newly released Enlargement Strategy for the countries of the Western Balkans mainstreams regional reconciliation and transitional justice (TJ) as one of the three crucial areas that require comprehensive and convincing reforms should not come as a surprise. This emphasis on reconciliation and…

Call for Applications: BiEPAG Fellowship 2017-18

The present call for applicants seeks two research fellows to conduct a three months research stay at the University of Graz, Austria, between 1 December 2017 and 28 February 2018, assisting the research efforts of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG), commissioned by the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB). As required in…

The future of the Berlin Process

The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) drafted a discussion paper The Future of the Berlin Process. The goal of this policy brief is to outline the most tangible outputs of the previous Western Balkan Summits, and to propose several structural changes that need to be introduced after the 2018 London Summit in order…

Lunch discussion on BiEPAG’s report “The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. An Anatomy of Stabilitocracy and the Limits of EU Democracy Promotion”

Main sources of current instability in the region and ways to mitigate them were elaborated during a lunch discussion, held in Brussels today, on the topic of BiEPAG’s recent report “The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. An Anatomy of Stabilitocracy and the Limits of EU Democracy Promotion”. The gathering was organised by Open…