Tag: Western Balkans
Balkans 06.10.21 | 18:31

Michel: There is a debate within the EU on its capacity to accept new member states

EU leaders reiterated on Wednesday that Western Balkan countries belonged in the EU and that they understood their frustration with the slow enlargement, but again failed to give a time frame for their accession. European Council President Charles Michel said the EU’s presence must be more tangible...

Macedonia 05.10.21 | 13:40

No date for the Western Balkans, says the draft conclusion of the EU summit

Croatian media say they have received insight into the draft conclusion of the EU summit on Western Balkans, which begins in Slovenia. One of the questions at the summit, of course, is whether the countries of the Western Balkans have a chance to join the Union at all, which has been widely reported...

Macedonia 25.06.21 | 16:55

Zero roaming fees in Western Balkans as of July 1

Inspired by the European Union, we’ve ensured that Western Balkan citizens will be able to make calls, text and surf the internet roaming-free across the region, starting July 1, Minister of Information Society and Administration Jeton Shaqiri told the Regional Cooperation Council’s Western Balkans...

Macedonia 19.04.21 | 20:19

Papaioannou: Important for Greece the Western Balkan’s European perspective to remain on the table

Greece deems it’s important the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries to remain on the table in the European Union, the spokesperson  of the Greek Foreign Ministry Alexandros Papaioannou told a press briefing on Monday. Papaioannou explained that if a meeting of EU foreign ministers...

World 16.09.20 | 14:45

Von der Leyen: Western Balkans not just stopover on Silk Road

European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday called the opening of accession negotiations with Macedonia and Albania ‘truly historic.’ In her State of the Union address in Brussels, Leyen drew connection between the EU’s relations with China, referring to the Silk Road –...

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...

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