- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- All Balkan Countries
Ten years after the Thessaloniki summit, the EU enlargement process for the western Balkans needs an injection of new energy.
As the UN General Assembly debates the Hague Tribunal’s role in promoting reconciliation, there is a need for a deeper discussion about how international courts can contribute to lasting peace.
Three upcoming reports will help determine the EU prospects of Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia; of the three, the latter is causing by far the most concern.
The decision of the two main Macedonian parties to field joint candidates in the west in the local elections can only set back hopes of post-ethnic politics.
A political crisis has led to ethnic tensions and street violence in Macedonia, while leaders who could combat prejudice and nationalism have been fanning the flames instead.
A decade has passed since the Thessaloniki Summit, which firmly confirmed the European agenda for the Western Balkans and promised a clear European perspective for the region.
A system of politics based on competing interests groups of patrons and clients - without common goals and now beset by an economic crisis - is heading towards collapse.
The EU does not need to make a strategic mistake by restoring the visa requirement for citizens of the Western Balkans.
More than a decade after its adoption, the Ohrid Framework has become a part of history and it is time now to start a debate on the future.
The “us against them” populist blockade dominating Balkan societies needs to be infected with the virus of creativity in order to break open.
The continued blockade of Macedonia’s NATO hopes - which we’re seeing once again at the Chicago summit - shows the West still prefers the principle of solidarity to obedience to international law.
Reconciliation has lost its prominence on the political agenda of the former Yugoslav countries.
Serbia’s announced rehabilitation of Draza Mihailovic is a fatal concession to the idea of Great Serbia - and to the ideas of the Croatian Ustasha, and all who aim to equalise Fascism and Anti-Fascism.
Justice and reconciliation must not be delayed further in the region of the former Yugoslavia, and it is up to national governments to increase their efforts.
You do not have to be a conspiracy theorist to accept that this government, pushing an irresponsible ultra-nationalist agenda, is creating all the conditions for all-out conflict.