What European perspectives for the Western Balkans?
The State of the Union Conference, 2022, A Europe fit for the next generation?, Panel
BRNABIĆ, Ana, SCHALLENBERG, Alexander, moderated by LAJCÁK, Miroslav, What European perspectives for the Western Balkans?, The State of the Union Conference, 2022, A Europe fit for the next generation?, Panel - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/74672
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The combination of the pandemic and geopolitical tensions on the European continent seem to have eclipsed the political developments in the Western Balkans. Yet the signals coming from recent electoral rounds in Europe and the region, are a worrying reminder of the importance of keeping the enlargement process alive. Recent statements by French President Emmanuel Macron and EP President Roberta Metsola that “the Western Balkans should be given a clear perspective on joining the EU” within “a reasonable timeframe”, could give a new impetus to the negotiations, but will this be enough to overcome the many remaining hurdles, and win back the waning public support for EU accession across the region?
This contribution was delivered on 6 May 2022 on the occasion of the hybrid 2022 edition of EUI State of the Union on ‘A Europe fit for the next generation?'
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Series/Number: The State of the Union Conference; 2022; A Europe fit for the next generation?; Panel
Publisher: European University Institute
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