EU enlargement to the Balkans: the show must go on

11 October 2012
Corina Stratulat (Head of European Politics and Institutions programme and Senior Policy Analyst)

In this Commentary, Corina Stratulat calls on European politicians to start actively promoting EU enlargement to the Balkans. In spite of the on-going crisis in Europe and all the sticky points in the region, this year’s momentum in enlargement and reform – highlighted in yesterday’s Progress Reports from the European Commission – should be harnessed for further advancement on the dossier. The European integration of the region is not only the best way to resolve outstanding problems, but also in the self-interest of the Union itself.

EU enlargement to the Balkans