What’s Up in My Europe
Politico reports that a non-paper on the Conference on the Future of Europe was released by Germany and France on November 26th 2019. The paper
For over a decade European Union has been pushing for standardization of phone chargers available on the European market. The story started in 2009 when
European Council’s recent negative decision on opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and eventually Albania, due to strong opposition by France, has jeopardized the credibility
Taking the EU benefits for granted, citizens of CEE countries lack solidarity and understanding of WB EU accession process. Likewise, citizens in WB are unaware of changes that EU integration brings. There is deficiency of EU Enlargement debate based on individual experiences of citizens, in comparison to the one at policy level which does not engage wider public. This lack of citizens’ support and understanding on both sides could endanger forthcoming Enlargement process.
Decision makers have to find a better way to communicate the EU to the citizens – participants concluded at the discussion at the Not Another Enlargement Conference, that has marked the end of the project EnlargEUrope. European Union has been sending mixed messages to the countries of the Western Balkans which has significantly impacted the trust of the citizens in the process of European integration.
The first panel moderator, Tijana Rečević, teaching assistant at the Faculty of Political Science, pointed out the contradictory messages from the EU side to the countries of the Western Balkans.
EnlargEurope organized a plenary panel at this year’s Belgrade Security Forum titled ’The Big Bang Enlargement’: 15 Years Since the EU’s Greatest Accomplishment that focused on the 2004 enlargement of the European Union and its consequences 15 years on. The panel, moderated by Jelica Minić, Vice-President of the European Movement Serbia, gathered two members from founding countries of the EU (Italy and Germany), and two members from the “Big Bang” countries (Czechia and Slovenia), who explored the current EU enlargement policies and a wider specter of questions and issues pertaining, but not limited, to the status of the Western Balkans, most notably Serbia, in the eyes of the EU.