19 iunie 2019

EU's broken Balkan promise is 16 years in the making

trtworld.com

Countries in the Balkans are still decades away from joining the EU despite promises made 16 years ago. As the EU faces international tensions, is expansion still viable? Sixteen years after the European Union committed itself to the European future of its southeastern edge, only two former Yugoslav republics — Slovenia and Croatia — managed to join the bloc.  The accession process remains very slow, and the remaining aspirant countries in the Balkans are decades away from membership, and [...]