Tag: Western Balkans

Can COVID-19’s supply chain disruptions help Western Balkan competitiveness? (Yan Liu, Zenia Ann Rogatschnig, Harald Jedlicka, Sanja Madzarevic-Sujster, and Richard Record, Brookings)

Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain disruptions are being felt acutely by producers and consumers around the world. Many are wondering whether this...

Greening the recovery from COVID-19 crisis in the Western Balkans (Grzegorz Peszko, Richard Record, Sanja Madzarevic-Sujster, and Simon David Ellis, Brookings)

COVID-19 hit the countries of the Western Balkans hard. All six economies—Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia—were in deep recessions...

The Western Balkans leaving the EU dream behind (Dimitar Bechev, Al Jazeera)

Is there a need for the European Union to publicly recommit to the “enlargement” process, or would it be enough for it to merely...

A Template for Staged Accession to the EU (Michael Emerson, Milena Lazarević, Steven Blockmans, Strahinja Subotić, CEPS)

An idea is gaining ground that a system of accession to the EU in stages is now needed to revive and sustain the incentives...

Germany/Western Balkans – The German Greens’ future foreign policy challenge in the Western Balkans (Majda Ruge, ECFR)

The German Greens’ positions on the Western Balkans check all the right boxes. The challenge will be to translate these positions into a bold...

Western Balkans – The Prospects of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans (Clingendael)

'Energising enlargement?' is the first webinar of our series 'The prospects of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans'.  Energising enlargement? With its Green Agenda for...

(Western Balkans) Political quotas and ethnic engineering in the Western Balkans (Al Jazeera)

Aleksandar Brezar Measures implemented to protect vulnerable ethnic groups are increasingly abused in Bosnia and Kosovo. https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/3/9/political-quotas-and-ethnic-engineering-in-the-western-balkans

(China/Western Balkans) Decade of patience: How China became a power in the Western Balkans (ECFR)

Vladimir Shopov https://ecfr.eu/publication/decade-of-patience-how-china-became-a-power-in-the-western-balkans/

WESTERN BALKANS/CHINA – The Chinese Honey Money Moon in the Western Balkans (Harun Karčić, RUSI)

After an uneasy transition from communism to democracy, the Western Balkans becomes China’s playground. https://rusi.org/commentary/chinese-honey-money-moon-western-balkans

WESTERN BALKANS/ORGANISED CRIME/COVID19 – The impact of COVID-19 on organised crime in the Western Balkans (IISS)

The fourth in a series analysing the ways COVID-19 is affecting stability across the world, this paper explores the impact on organised crime in...