EU Enlargement - Western Balkans

Event date: 02/02/2018

Candidate countries include Montenegro, Albania, Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Kosovo and Bosnia and Herzegovina are considered potential candidates.

In order to apply for EU membership a country has to be European and respect the EU’s democratic values. It also needs stable institutions guaranteeing democracy and the rule of law; a functioning market economy; and the ability to take on and carry out the obligations of EU membership.

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The EU’s new Western Balkans strategy is unveiled by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and debated by MEPs on Tuesday.

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