Balkans Policy Research Group

EU Enlargement strategy for the Western Balkans: Kosovo on the bench

Published at: 2018-10-22

The year 2018 will reveal a new agenda for the Western Balkans. The European Union plans to undertake three important activities in relation to the Western Balkans; new in the prospect and in the content. A Credible Enlargement Perspective for The Western Balkans foresees Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo moving toward full EU membership within a best-case timeframe.  Yet, only Serbia and Montenegro will make it fast into the EU; provided Serbia resolves its blateral issues with Kosovo. The latter Kosovo can seek its European future only after it reaches a normalisation with Serbia.

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