The Different “Speeds” of the Countries in WB toward EU Evaluations of Last Developments


  • Eva Teqja


This paper analyzes the key moments and challenges that has passed the Western Balkans through the process of European integration. The main criteria for EU integration and the main problems and challenges of our region, are described in the paper. The problems and incoherence of EU countries regarding the attitude towards the Western Balkans, the various options of integration speeds of Balkan countries, there have been exposed also. The purpose of this study consists not just in deepening in yesterday’s developments in this region but in all the inspections of the possibilities, opportunities and standards for the final approach also, aiming a full recognition of Western Balkans in the prolonged transition of society’s transformation towards a new social and political system. Seen in historical perspective, in many barriers of mentality formation of these people, in peculiarities that history of the region offers ranging from nationalism to the complete communist isolation, the wars waged in their name, this study also provides the opportunity of reflection on the necessity of the development of the region as a whole, where development speeds are not far from each other. Comparative methods, surveys and official reports of the European institutions are used for the realization of this study. The study is based also on the identification of similarities and differences of these countries through using a vast historical and contemporary literature. We try to answer questions related to the future of this region and two sided challenges that this integration involves.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2014.v3n3p516


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The Different “Speeds” of the Countries in WB toward EU Evaluations of Last Developments. (2014). Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 3(3), 516.