Behind the French “non”: Discussing the French proposals for reformed EU enlargement process
EU enlargement policy has returned to the spotlight in Brussels. France is mostly to blame, or to thank for this, firstly for yet another postponement of the start of North Macedonia and Albania's accession negotiations, and secondly for its latest initiative to reform the EU’s enlargement policy towards the Western Balkans. Our guest is His Excellency Jean-Louis Falconi, the Ambassador of France to Serbia.
Council of Europe – the driver of rule of law promotion?
H.E. Tobias Flessenkemper, Head of the Belgrade Office of Council of Europe, is joined by Sena Marić, Programme Manager and Senior Researcher in CEP. Useful links: Universal Declaration of Human Rights: https://www.coe.int/en/web/compass/the-universal-declaration-of-human-rights-full-version- Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence: https://www.coe.int/en/web/istanbul-convention/home European Charter of Local Self-Government: https://www.coe.int/en/web/conventions/full-list/-/conventions/treaty/122 Winston Churchill, speech delivered at the University of Zurich, 19 September 1946: https://rm.coe.int/16806981f3 European Convention on a Human Rights: https://www.echr.coe.int/Documents/Convention_ENG.pdf Revised European Charter on the Participation of Young People in Local and Regional Life: https://www.coe.int/fr/web/youth/-/revised-european-charter-on-the-participation-of-young-people-in-local-and-regional-life Convention 108+ Modernised Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data: https://www.coe.int/en/web/data-protection/convention108/modernised Official website for Belgrade Office: https://www.coe.int/en/web/belgrade/coe-office-in-belgrade