10. 2. 2023

Does Central Europe Want the Western Balkans in the EU?


What is the future of the accession of Western Balkans countries to the EU after Ukrainian admission as a candidate?

Following the Russian aggression, the discussions about the admission of Western Balkan states, plus Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia, intensified. Central European countries have consistently expressed support for EU integration of the Western Balkans, yet there is much to be done.


Given its stated ambitions and the history of its approach to the region, the V4 was supposed to be a player in the renewed discussion about the EU integration of the Western Balkans. The reality is different, though. The war in Ukraine and the sanctions against Russia create cleavages in the V4.

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