WHAT’S UP IN MY EUROPE
Enlargement policy has been one of the most successful policies of the European Union from its very beginning. It has been uplifting and creating conditions for cooperation, common ground solutions and most importantly it has fostered peace in Europe.
Only 15 years ago, CEE countries gave their best to harmonize with the EU legislation and exceed transition from authoritarian regimes; now they all made immense progress in economic growth, democracy standards and most importantly prosperous life for their citizens. After years of status quo, President of the European Commission announced the return of the EU Enlargement to the top of the Brussels agenda with a clear perspective for Serbia and Montenegro to complete the accession process by 2025. A new window of opportunity for the Western Balkans, has been opened.
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As the next round of censuses will likely show young people to be a dwindling population, it comes as perhaps no wonder that they are the focus of the Union’s interest today. After all, they will be the EU’s future political and economic population, its producers, consumers, investors and taxpayers. And voters and abstainers and protesters, to boot.
As of January 2019, Montenegro has one chapter waiting to be opened, 29 open, and three chapters that have been provisionally closed. Progress within rule of law chapter will be of vast importance for further progress in the accession negotiations, and finally will impact accession speed for Montenegro.
During the European Council meeting which was held on 13-14 December 2018, between discussions about the EU‘s long-term budget, external relations, migration, Brexit and other significant topics, EU27 leaders stressed the need for an urgent response to disinformation in full respect of fundamental rights. It was said that democratic systems are threatened by the spread of disinformation.
12 years after joining the European Union, Romania will hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union, the first opportunity to play an
The EU programs like Erasmus+ or the European Solidarity Corps are an amazing opportunity for young people to meet new cultures and places. They are unique in providing equal chances to all, regardless of their social background, thus providing enriching experience for the volunteers and students taking part. They are open not only to EU Member States, but also to accession and other partner countries, fostering solidarity between all European nations.
It is now less than six months until the upcoming European Parliament elections – scheduled for May 23rd, 2019 – which looks heavily encroaching on the collective consciousness of many important EU stakeholders.
Montenegro opened Chapter 27 – Environment and Climate Change on December 12th, at the twelfth meeting of the Accession Conference with Montenegro at Ministerial level. At this moment, 32 of 35 chapters has been opened and three provisionally closed.
BREXIT: WHAT THOSE WHO WANT TO JOIN CAN LEARN FROM THOSE WHO WANT TO LEAVE While some countries are working hard to join the EU,
In 2018, Romania’s GDP per capita will exceed 10,000 USD for the first time ever, marking Romania’s emergence as a medium-income economy. If we look at the raw data in terms of real income, Romanians now have twice the disposable income they had in 2000, when their country was invited to join the European Union (EU).
The Republic of Croatia has been an EU Member State since July 1, 2013. Croatia’ s EU accession was the only one completed that year, the last since Romania and Bulgaria acceded in 2007, and would remain the last EU accession for more than five years to follow.
Substantial development of Western Balkans countries is not possible without large-scale public and private investments, which must be planned for the long-term to be successful,
Enlargement of the European Union is a success; in the foreign policy arena it is perhaps the most successful one.