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8 Jul, 2017

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 to make Berlin Process more effective for the countries involved, and more beneficial for their citizens.

Ahead of this years’ Summit, which will be held in Trieste next week, the BiEPAG’s policy brief provides timely information and data on the effectiveness of the Berlin process, and starts a discussion on its importance and relevance for the Western Balkan countries. This paper offers a proposal to improve several shortcomings of the Berlin Process such as ad hoc selection of the annual topics, the lack of concrete obligations for the countries involved and the difficult redirection of funding instruments.

Discussion paper The Future of the Berlin Process can be downloaded here.

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