Michal Vít focuses, in his latest policy paper, on the contemporary political and societal context of the Western Balkan region from the perspective of EU enlargement, with focus on the developments during the refugees crisis.
One way to summarize the current situation would be to say that the WB countries’ admission to the EU has to be addressed only in such a way that the topic of the EU integration remains open by maintaining ongoing negotiations.
In this context, it is only stating the obvious to say that the EU is steadily losing its potential to play a significant political and transformational role in the region, and to effectively influence the behaviour of those WB countries looking to join the EU.
It is possible that in hindsight, maybe ten years from now, the migrant crisis will be seen as a wasted opportunity for the region of the WB, both from the perspective of the EU and of Central Europe.
You can download the whole publication through the PDF on the right.#migration #migration crisis #Western Balkans #EU enlargement #EU policy #refugees
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