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
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.
The last Facelook discussion in 2019 was held in Kruševac. Mostly youth was gathered at the event at Saračeva Story cafe, as the guest was popular young actor Petar Strugar. Strugar spoke about his profession and his humanitarian work, and referred to European integrations from the perspective of his work. He stressed that he did not know much about the European Union, but that there were nevertheless things where one could recognize the positive impact of membership and gave the example of Bulgaria.
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.