This article was written as background material for a panel discussion at the Think Tank Forum: EU Enlargement. The author of the article is senior researcher Jana Juzová. In the article, she discusses, for example, whether the war in Ukraine will speed up the accession negotiations of the Western Balkan countries to the EU.
The waning reform efforts in the candidate countries have been matched by decreased interest in enlargement on the side of the EU which was busy dealing with various crises and trying to maintain its unity amid growing nationalism and populism in the EU Member States.
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Expertise: regionalism, Visegrad cooperation, democratization and European integration of the Western Balkan countries, EU enlargement