This week I had the chance to share my thoughts regarding EU’s credibility in the Western Balkans for Judy Dempsey’s special edition called “Judy Asks” for Carnegie Europe. You can read my full answer to Judy’s question “Are the EU’s Enlargement Promises Credible?” here.
If interested in the EU’s treatment of the Western Balkans, consider reading:
- “What lurks behind Bulgaria’s “veto” on North Macedonia?” – an article I wrote for New Eastern Europe in 2020;
- “How friendly is the Bulgaria-Macedonia Friendship Treaty?” – an article I wrote for the Res Publica blog of the Institute of Communications Studies of North Macedonia in 2020.
You can also listen to this episode produced by the Institute of Communication Studies of North Macedonia in which researchers from Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Macedonia discuss the “EU future” of the Western Balkans. None of us sound very optimistic, sadly.
Finally, if interested in my earlier contributions to Judy Dempsey’s rubric, see my responses to the following curve balls: