European Western Balkans

Will the 2019 EU Enlargement Package restore momentum?

BRUSSELS – The European Commission will present its Communication on the 2019 EU Enlargement Package with the accompanying Country Reports on May 29. Despite being arguably the EU’s most successful foreign policy achievement, never before has its enlargement policy been the subject of so much ambivalence and negative sentiments, whether it is from public opinion within the EU or from a number of individual member states’.

This will be the main topic of the event organised by the Centre for European Policy Studies, which will be held on June 3.

The lack of effective follow up to the European Commission’s landmark 2018 Strategy Paper setting out an ambitious programme for a “credible enlargement perspective” for the region, and the “failure of last year European Council to endorse the European Commission’s recommendations for the opening of negotiations with both North Macedonia and Albania”, will be discussed by Director General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations of the European Commission Christian Danielsson and Associate Senior Research Fellow of CEPS Erwan Fouéré.

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