Access for the states concerned, most immediately for North Macedonia and Albania, would be many years off—but the symbolism is important.
Marine Le Pen didn’t surge forward in France, yet Emmanuel Macron lacked a winning alternative. It was the populists versus the progressives in the Euro-elections writ small.
Efforts to give impetus to EU enlargement in the western Balkans took place in 2018 but without results. Major challenges remain as the EU seeks to balance its aspirations for influence against concerns over what enlargement might mean. Last year was supposed to demonstrate a significant revival of EU interest in the western Balkans, with […]