Enlargement of the European Union
Romania must be part of the hard core of the EU, together with those who want a stronger and more integrated European Union, said the Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies, Angel Tilvar, at his meeting in Berlin with Gunther Krichbaum, Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs in the Bundestag.
This is a clear message from European Commission to Serbia.
"Serbia can enter into agreements with other states or organizations prior to joining EU. However, in the perspective of negotiating accession, Serbia has pledged to withdraw from all bilateral trade agreements on the day of EU accession", the Commission said.
SOFIA - France's and Germany's main message for the Western Balkans is clear: countries in the region should prioritise efforts to demonstrate a sufficient level of political governance - and they will be permitted to begin the technical processes of EU accession only after they have achieved this, says Vessela Tcherneva, the Deputy Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) a
To start with, it was not our intention to compare the Western Balkans to Denmark (or any other 'old' EU state), but, as explicitly said in our volume, take a look at the Europeanization process in the light of a few previous rounds of the EU enlargement, that is specifically starting with that of Central and Eastern European states.
Hence, we did not only aim to "fill a gap in the field" - no such volume existed at the time but to above all provide comprehensive empirical analysis that would possibly serve both practitioners engaged with, and in, the region, and academics alike.
This is how Balkanizing Europeanization: Fight against Corruption and Regional Relations in the Western Balkans came about.
In Sarajevo on Monday, State Secretary for Inter-Institutional Relations with Romania's Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE) Maria Magdalena Grigore reiterated Romania's firm support for the continuation of the EU enlargement process toward the Southeast European region, which was a priority file on the agenda of the former Romanian presidency of the EU Council.