Enlargement

The neverending saga of Albania, North Macedonia, and EU accession talks 

Wednesday 16 October 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

After years of discussions, the EU has not opened negotiations to enlarge to Albania and North Macedonia yet, chiefly because of French opposition. Yet this week's European Council may finally mark a breakthrough for the accession process.


EU: doors closed to the Balkans 

Tuesday 16 July 2019 | Ornaldo Gjergji
| OBC Transeuropa

Last June, the European Council dealt another blow to the hopes of Albania and North Macedonia for the opening of EU accession talks. For the other Balkan countries, the situation isn’t much more encouraging.


EU enlargement: a new strategy, with hands by the brakes  in depth

Wednesday 21 February 2018 | Francesco Martino
| OBC Transeuropa

The European Commission has renewed its strategy for the accession of the western Balkans as an essential geo-strategic investment for the EU. From Brussels, however, no concessions can be expected. For Serbia and Montenegro, accession could be achieved by 2025


Croatia five years after joining the EU

Wednesday 27 June 2018 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

On July 1, 2013 Croatia officially became a member of the European Union. What has changed in the country since accession? In this short video, we look at some aspects of the society and economy of the country.


The numbers of the Eu enlargement

Thursday 17 May 2018 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

The EU-Western Balkans summit, held on May 17 in Sofia, was conceived to restore momentum to the European perspective of the region.


Public opinion in the Balkans (Balkan Barometer)

Sunday 10 September 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

Data on the perceptions of the Western Balkan business community and public opinion on several different topics.