REPORT: EU-Western Balkans Summit –The Morning After

Our Jana Juzová, Alexandra Ilková, and Ondřej Pešek collaborated on the report of EU-Western Balkans Summit and its consequences. The conference took place in Carolinum on November 5, 2021. The speakers discussed relations between the European Union and Western Balkans and ways how to get the EU enlargement agenda back on track from the state of a deep crisis.

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INFO.CZ: The enlargement of the European Union is becoming a toxic topic. Can the summit of EU and Western Balkan leaders break the crisis?

For Slovenia, the enlargement of the European Union is currently the expected topic of the leaders' summit. The Western Balkans could be enriched by the EU, which is a priority mainly for Slovenia, as well as the Visegrad countries. However, some member States are critical of the expansion of the Union's circles.

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ČRo Plus: EU summit with Western Balkans in Slovenia – What is the current situation?

Jana Juzová, a researcher at our Institute, commented on the current situation around the EU Summit with the Western Balkans in Slovenia on Czech radio ČRo Plus. The comment was about how to approach the countries of the Western Balkans, which can potentially join the European Union, but also why the European Union counts on a model of gradual accession.

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Bled Strategic Times: The future of the EU enlargement is at stake and the blame is not only on the candidate countries’ side 


Head of our Brussels office Žiga Factor commented on the future of the EU enlargement process for the Bled Strategic Times. In his article, he focuses on the current member states and their attitudes towards the enlargement.

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Bled Strategic Times: Budoucnost rozšíření EU je v sázce a vina není pouze na straně kandidátských států

Vedoucí naší bruselské kanceláře Žiga Faktor publikoval článek v Bled Strategii Times, ve kterém se soustředí na rozšíření EU a především na postoje současných členských zemí k tomuto procesu. 


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Info.cz: Conference on the future of Europe as a game of citizen involvement

In an article for info.cz, Vít Havelka summarizes how current political and social problems affecting the popularity of the European Union have been reflected in the content of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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Supporting media freedom in Serbia in relation to the EU accession process

We are delighted to announce the launch of a project focused on support for independent Serbian journalists reporting on Serbia’s EU integration process, its obstacles in the field of democratic governance, and the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms, including the freedom of media. The project is supported by the Transition Promotion Program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and implemented together with the Centre for Contemporary Politics from Serbia.

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REPORT: EU Enlargement after another turbulent year – how can the process be enhanced by the EU Member States

We present you with a report of an online webinar organised by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy on 14 January 2021 with guest speakers Jana Juzová, a Research Fellow at EUROPEUM, and Zoran Nechev, a Research Fellow at Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis Skopje (IDSCS). The discussion was moderated by Žiga Faktor, Head of Brussels Office of EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy.

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Café Evropa a Café Evropa in regions

The long-successful format of the Café Evropa debate has been running since 2015. The aim is to mediate discussions on European issues and the position of the Czech Republic in the EU to the general public. The discussing guests of Café Evropa are experts on the issue and representatives of European and Czech institutions. Since 2017, debates have been held not only in Prague but also in the Czech regions.

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REPORT: Western Balkans in 2020

Our researchers, Žiga Faktor and Jana Juzová, analyse elections in Serbia, Croatia, Northern Macedonia and Montenegro in four policy papers and offer recommendations aimed at strengthening the EU's enlargement policy.

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