EU Enlargement and Security: What Perspective for the Balkans?

The presence of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Joseph Borrell, at the Ohrid meeting on 19th March between Kosovo and Serbia is just one of many silent signals of a renewed interest of the European Union and of its member States in the Balkans. In particular, the pacification of relations […]


Western Balkans and the EU Enlargement process

Estimated time of reading: ~ 3 minutes   The Balkan countries have been seeking closer integration with the EU for many years, and their perspectives on the enlargement process are multifaceted and complex as of the nineties when the region delved into armed conflicts, from the 2003 Summit in Thessaloniki where the EU leaders promised “the clear European […]


Raw Materials: Europe aims to reduce its dependency from China and US 

Estimated time of reading: ~ 2 minutes   The European Union aims to reduce its dependency on raw materials from foreign Countries. In particular, the EU is working to reduce, day by day, its dependency from  China and US products and technologies. “Without secure a sustainable access to the necessary raw materials, our ambition to become the […]

External Relations

The EU and the climate diplomacy: what challenges for COP26

Estimated time of reading: ~ 3 minutes From October 31st to November 12th, journalists and analysts believe that the two partners UK and Italy, will host the world’s last chance to finally get climate change under control. Indeed, the COP26 in Glasgow will be the culmination of the work done by the UK Presidency and […]

Employment and Social Affairs

People in the Balkans still support EU integration

Estimated time of reading: ~ 2 minutes   European membership stands out as one of the main goals for all the nations in the Western Balkans, as people from Serbia, Bosnia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, and Albania see the EU as an opportunity for economic growth, democratic development, and the creation of well-functioning institutions. In recent years, the […]

EU funding opportunities

(AMIF) Call for proposals: Transnational actions on asylum, migration and integration

Estimated time of reading: ~3 minutes As part of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), a new call for transnational actions has been published. The call for proposals, with an allocation of 40 million euros, intends to support projects related to the following topics: Topic 1 – Promoting community sponsorship schemes and integration of […]


Western Balkans as a migrants’ crossroads

Estimated time of reading: ~ 4 minutes   Western Balkans region has been a significant transit route for migrants on their way to Western Europe for several years. This migration flow has been of particular interest to the European Union (EU), which has been closely monitoring the situation and working to address the challenges presented by the movement […]

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