Saturday, 4 June
The beginning of the war in Ukraine put a new spotlight on the prospects of Western Balkans countries joining EU. The discussions arose on whether EU’s vision on enlargement is a gaining momentum with a growing conflict. At the same time, reluctance of Serbia’s political leadership to accuse the Russian aggression brought to the surface new discussions on Russia’s influence in the region.
What does the aftermath of Serbian elections and a new Montenegrin government with a Green Prime Minister bring to this story? Is there a hope in Green, pro-European forces getting stronger in Balkans or this cannot stand up to the volatility of a political stability in the region with growing polarisations and tensions within and among the countries?
What is the atmosphere and is there a political will in EU countries for embracing Western Balkans? How do the enlargement prospects look like in the eyes of those sitting in the governments around EU?
These are some of the questions we would like to tackle in this roundtable discussion, that is envisioned as a space for an honest conversation on EU integration prospects for the Western Balkans countries between Greens from the region and across the EU
- Biljana Đorđević, MP Moramo (Serbia)
- Miloš Konatar, MP URA (Montenegro)
- Mélanie Vogel, EGP Committee member