Enlargement of the European Union

Chair of Chamber Committee on European Affairs, Bundestag counterpart agree Romania must be part of EU hard core

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.

European Commission: Serbia will have to terminate the agreement with Eurasian Union

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.

Deputy Director of the ECFR Vessela Tcherneva: EU Should Make Clear that the Western Balkans Needs Act Responsibly

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

Reaction to Article: Europeanization Hasn’t Failed in Balkans – it Just Needs Time

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.

The EU Has Failed to Europeanize the Balkans

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.

From Friends to Strangers and Back - Understanding Slovenian Foreign Policy towards the Western Balkans

At the beginning of the dissolution of Yugoslavia, Slovenia formed an alliance with Croatia at the 14th Congress of the Yugoslav League of Communists in January 1989 to advocate for complete independence.

In Sarajevo, senior official Grigore reiterates Romania's support for EU Southeast enlargement

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.

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