European Politics and Institutions

Balkans Forum

How should the EU handle bilateral disputes? Lessons from Croatia - Forum Meeting
4 March 2013

This forum meeting, in cooperation with the Democratization Policy Council (DPC), explored how the EU should deal more effectively with pending tensions in the Balkan region and ensure that the Balkan states become future 'good members'.

“Unity in diversity” – an EU motto fit for the Balkans
7 December 2012

Regional cooperation can boost economic development and spread prosperity across the Balkans.

Unity in diversity

To compromise or not to compromise? Albanian politicians between outdated dilemmas and European imperatives
3 September 2012

The recent polarisation of Albanian politics has seen the country waste a lot of time on its journey to potential EU accession, but the progress made in the last twenty years is striking, heard participants in a Policy Dialogue.


After the EU Police Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Lessons learned for the CSDP?
14 June 2012

Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently experiencing a delicate moment as the EU police mission there comes to an end, and participants in a Policy Dialogue discussed the lessons that can be drawn from the EU's involvement there.

EU Police Mission in B&H

Exiting the stalemate? Albania’s opportunity for a future with the EU - Forum meeting
27 March 2012

This forum meeting discussed what next steps Albania should take, following the vote on a national Action Plan that will be used to address the 12 key priorities set by the European Commission.

Macedonia or the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia? - Time to solve the name game
20 December 2011

The opening of EU accession negotiations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has been blocked since 2005 over a name dispute with Greece, and tensions between the two countries are currently running high and a solution seems further away than ever, said Nikola Poposki, Foreign Minister of FYROM, at a Policy Briefing.

Prospects and policies for growth in the Balkans: The role of human capital
17 November 2011

Balkan countries continue to enjoy good economic growth prospects: particularly those on the road to EU membership. But the region is beset by structural problems and the wider crisis is beginning to take its toll, heard participants in a Policy Dialogue.

Kosovo’s European perspective - Forum meeting
18 October 2011

This forum discussed the increasing uncertain European perspective in Kosovo, the last country in the Balkans not to have started talks on visa liberation with the EU and to normalise relations with Serbia.

Kosovo in Europe and the Balkans
13 July 2011

The government of Kosovo has had two main goals for the past three years, Enver Hoxhaj, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo, told a Policy Briefing.

Making good governance sustainable in South Eastern Europe - Forum meeting
20 June 2011

This meeting, in cooperation with Transparency International, identified lessons that could be learned and best approaches with regards to EU enlargement, based on the experience of Croatia in accession negotiations.

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