Tag: Western Balkans
Balkans 11.06.20 | 17:27

EC recommends opening EU borders for Western Balkans as of July 1

The European Commission recommends to EU member states to lift travel restrictions for Western Balkans as of 1 July, given that their epidemiological situation is similar or better than that of the EU, MIA’s Brussels correspondent reported Thursday. Today the European Commission recommends to Schengen...

Macedonia 03.04.20 | 09:54

Sassoli: EU seeks ways to include Western Balkan countries in its mechanisms to deal with COVID-19

The European Union is already looking for ways to include Western Balkan countries in its mechanisms to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, said in his response to an appeal Western Balkan parliament speakers sent to the EU recently. As President...

Macedonia 06.12.19 | 19:18

Pendarovski: The Western Balkans are losing hope of being integrated into the EU

The European Union must not leave the Western Balkans, as the citizens of those countries also deserve better conditions and a higher standard of living, President Stevo Pendarovski said Friday in Berlin addressing the “EU Enlargement – Unfulfilled Promise – What Now?” panel discussion...

Macedonia 30.04.19 | 10:06

Merkel and Macron: No EU enlargement in June!

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron together with EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini failed Monday to find solutions to the situation in the Western Balkans, especially on relations between Serbia and Kosovo. After a closed-door...

Economy 29.01.19 | 12:56

Macedonia among the most corrupt countries in the Western Balkans

According to the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 of Transparency International (TI), released on Tuesday, the most corrupt countries in the Western Balkans are Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo, which are ranked 99th and 93rd respectively. They are followed by BiH and Serbia at 89th, and 87th, while Montenegro...