Overcoming Enlargement Deadlock: An Action Plan for the Incoming EU Leadership

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The new BiEPAG brief offers recommendations on Overcoming the enlargement deadlock: An action plan for the incoming EU enlargement policy appears to have reached a deadlock. Following years of stagnation and relative neglect, the EU Commission’s attempts in 2018 to reinvigorate the EU’s engagement with the Western Balkans and to provide a credible enlargement perspective to the region have been thwarted by a lack of commitment on the part of some EU member states. The October 2019 European Council decision to once again postpone the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia is but the latest in a long series of delays in the enlargement process over the past years. Read more here.

Source: BiEPAG

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