EURACTIV | The road to the EU does not end with the summit. What now awaits the aspiring countries?

Several countries from Eastern Europe have opened the way to the Union. During the last summit of the year, EU leaders agreed to open accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova and conditionally with Bosnia and Herzegovina, while Georgia was granted candidate status. What concrete steps are now in store for these countries? Our senior researcher Jana Juzová commented on this topic.

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CNN Prima News | Orbán has been softened by the unblocking of EU subsidies. He did not veto the accession talks with the new states

The Hungarian leader has traded his consent to accession talks with Ukraine, Moldova and Bosnia-Herzegovina for European money. Or so it seems, given that right before the EU leaders' summit he announced that he would veto the move. Our deputy director Viktor Danek spoke about Hungary's position in an interview with CNN Prima News.

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RTVS | The European Union enlargement

European Commision has recommened the start of accession talks with more candidate countries and the topic of EU's enlargement is once more high on the priority list. In what time horizon will these countries be able to become full members? And will it be even possible to bring new states to the table before full-scale reforms that could change the EU we know today? The director of our Brussels office Žiga Faktor has commented on the issue in an interview with RTVS.

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ČT24 | The future of EU's enlargement

European Commission has recommended in its assessment report for the accession talks with Ukraine, Moldavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to begin. The prime ministers of the bloc's countries will have the final say on the matter at the summit in the middle of December, but uninamous agreement will be needed. Will it be possible to achieve? Our deputy director Viktor Daněk has commented on the issue and further EU's reforms in an interview with the ČT24.

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RTVS | European Commission Report: Who will it support on their way to EU?

European Commission report with 10 state's progress assesment on their way to becoming a European Union members is crucial for these countries. Žiga Faktor, director of our Brussels's office, has commented on which countries will most probably be supported by this report in getting a candidate status in an interview with RTVS.

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Info.cz: The Dayton Agreement is shaking to its foundations. Is Bosnia and Herzegovina facing another war?

The head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, commented on the state of the political situation in the Balkans for Info.cz. The initial political crisis is alarming, but it is being overlooked on the international scene, as the world's attention is focused more on the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

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ČRo Plus: Balkan non-papers propose solutions to long-standing disputes. But it means more for the nationalists, says an analyst

Our Research Fellow Jana Juzová spoke for ČRo Plus on Balkan non-papers. According to her, the first non-paper was much more radical than the second.

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EASTERN MONITOR: Western Balkans in the fight against the COVID-19: Another cause for democratic backsliding?

In her latest Eastern Monitor, Jana Juzová examines the fight of western Balkans countries against the COVID-19.

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EASTERN MONITOR: Západní Balkán v boji proti COVID-19: další důvod pro odklon od demokracie?

Ve svém posledním Eastern Monitor zkoumá Jana Juzová boj západního Balkánu s COVID-19.

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Between moderate progress and prolonged stagnation: The European Commission’s Reports on the Western Balkans

In the next entry of the Eastern Monitor series, our Marko Stojić deals with European Commission's reports on the Western Balkans and the potential candidate countries from the area.

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