Progress shown, challenges still ahead

Serbia began its EU accession negotiations in January 2014, while the screening process was completed in March 2015.  The newly issued Serbia 2015 Report clearly states that the contry has taken major steps that should lead to the first chapters of the EU accession negotiation being opened. This has been confirmed by the Commissioner for […]

The western balkans and its eu integration: 2015 comparative overview

This is the first structured attempt to provide an analysis of the EU Progress Reports on Western Balkan countries and their immediate follow-up, on the basis of a harmonised methodology and unique approach by a group of CSOs (see Appendix 1). A comprehensive objective analysis of the EU progress reports of the Western Balkan countries […]

Limited Progress : Reiterated recommendations

The country report (2016) and the Enlargement Strategy (2016) highlight and welcome the entry into force of the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) on 1st April 2016. This step shows a continued commitment on both sides to foster EU related reforms and thus pave Kosovo’s way to joining the EU. Though, Kosovo remains the only country not included […]

One step forward, two steps back

2016 marked waking up from an almost decade long slumber in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s path to the European Union. With the new EU approach from December 2014,1 the focus was shifted to addressing urgent socio-economic reforms. In 2015, BiH returned to the road of reforms, leading to the submission of Application for EU membership in February 2016 and the […]