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While seeking EU membership in the early 2000s, Sofia started arguing about its possible membership of the euro zone. And, in fact, the number of experts and The politicians who are at least somewhat hesitant is not small. In addition, no country has adopted the common currency since 2015, when Lithuania abandoned its currency after …

ZAGREB – To put the enlargement policy back on track, it is necessary to ensure the confidence of the citizens of the Western Balkans in the accession process, he concludes during the presentation of the latest guidance note “Bounce back: complete the process of EU unification ”Advisory Group on Balkan Policies in Europe (BiEPAG). As …

Since the migration crisis of 2015, cooperation in the field of migration has become an important pillar of EU-Turkey relations. At the same time, a number of high-profile conflicts in their neighborhood have fueled tensions between them. The 2016 migration agreement succeeded in curbing irregular migration and preventing humanitarian tragedies on the shores of the …

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) – Slovenian President Borut Pahor said on Friday he would visit Bulgaria next week to try to resolve a dispute that is hampering EU membership negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. Slovenia, a former Yugoslav republic, took over the rotating EU presidency on July 1 and Pahor described the accession process …

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) – A senior US diplomat for Europe says delays in EU membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia are helping opponents in the West to do advance their geopolitical ambitions. “There is a lot of work to be done,” said Matthew Palmer, deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia, …

Albanians no longer need a residence permit to live and work in Kosovo. Analysts say the move brings Kosovo closer to joining the Western Balkans Mini-Schengen Initiative. Albanians, if they wish, are now free to live, study and work in Kosovo after the government in Pristina approved an agreement reached earlier this month with the …

BRUSSELS – “Enlargement is synonymous with hope for everyone. We call on the Council to keep its promises and to speed up the enlargement process ”, declared the President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, after the second summit of presidents of the Western Balkans. “Together, we reaffirmed the central role of our institutions in …

Where was Serbia in relation to its European trajectory before 2008? Then as now, our desire and our will for an accelerated accession to the European Union were greater than what the EU allowed. Even today, we believe that we deserve to be much closer to full membership than our official status in the negotiations …

Covid-19: travel facilities and vaccinations focus on young people The Austrian Green Passport is fully operational and no problems are expected to arise during the implementation in the European solution from July 1. Austria has passed the milestone of administering vaccines to more than 50 percent of the total Austrian population. Vienna has declared the …

Migrants waiting on the Turkish side of the Greek-Turkish border on March 2, 2020 (Photo by SAKIS … [+] MITROLIDIS / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images It’s been just over five years since the European Union and Turkey concluded an agreement, or in the EU’s preferred language, a “declaration“to restrict migration from …