Türkiye says it will continue encouraging dialogue between Serbia and Kosovo while leaders emphasise that strengthening Serbia-Turkish relations would contribute to stability in Western Balkans.
The bloc, however, allowed Croatia to join the borderless zone as it sped up efforts to integrate the Western Balkans in view of changing geopolitical realities following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
In anticipation of the effects of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on Europe, the European Union is holding a one-day summit in Tirana, Albania, with leaders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.
Prime Minister Kovachevski said the EU needs to take a decision "soon" for a clear perspective as the stability of the Western Balkans depends on it.
US Treasury blacklisted Marinko Cavara, president of the Bosniak-Croat Federation and Alen Seranic, the minister of health and social welfare of the Serbian Republika Srpska.
The EU has a new project on track for summer that expands bloc benefits to and deepens cooperation with neighbouring countries hoping to join the union, such as Ukraine.
Concerns about the region becoming increasingly unstable and fractured are real and legitimate.
This decision taken by the commission's Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR) encountered backlash from the Turkish side.
No breakthrough at the EU meeting with leaders of Albania, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo on the tortuous path towards bloc's membership.
Delays in starting EU membership talks for Albania and North Macedonia, tensions between Serbia and Kosovo and a perception that the EU was slow to help its Balkan partners cope with Covid-19 fuel concern that they might turn toward Russia and China.
A few days ahead of International Women's Day, TRT World spoke to Agi Veres, a senior official at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who has extensively worked on women empowerment and development.
Described as a Cold War casualty, Russia has been reasserting itself both politically and militarily. Experts argue that Moscow aims to reclaim its old glory.
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