• EU benchmarks for Western Balkans: Political will missing

    11 April 2018 – The European Commission has in recent years adopted a more rigorous approach to preparing the six Western Balkans countries for membership in the EU. The approach is based on a benchmarking mechanism for assessing all chapters of the acquis (EU law), in particular, those on the rule of law and good governance.
    Srdjan Majstorovic, chairman of the European Policy Centre (CEP) in Belgrade, Serbia, and with experience of negotiating with the Commission added that the Western Balkan countries should be invited to EU working groups and networks to prepare themselves for accession. But what is most needed is a “new generation of politicians” in the Western Balkans.
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