True New Agenda for South East Europe and EU


  • Eva Teqja Aleksander Moisiu University, Durres, Albania


The purpose of this paper is to explain, in a clear and concise way, how the EU’s enlargement policy is affecting western
Balkans countries. It aims to give an overview of how the EU strategy has grown since this idea is created. Where it stands today after
having undergone its most important round of enlargement and what the perspective of accepting new members in the future is. The
proposed paper examines how is proceeding EU with its next enlargement round in the conditions of so called “enlargement fatigue” that
has gripped the European Union, with the global financial and economic crisis drawing much attention away from the Balkans accession
issue. And in the other hand, as a result of this if inhabitants of the Western Balkans are becoming increasingly aware that enlargement
is no longer fashionable in the EU. The paper discusses about the fact that EU member states should strongly reaffirm their Thessaloniki
commitment, and so even further by giving their support to EU accession proposals for the western Balkans in the European Council.
Furthermore it addresses the problem of the completion of the process in the region, the commitment of the EU in the front of the
Balkans European future, the major challenges that have to affront both of them, the problems in the European home, and the duties of
Western Balkans countries.Despite a number of unresolved issues in the region, one can see a new spirit of rapprochement and genuine
cooperation in the Western Balkans enlargement is a strategic policy decision of the European Union. Elaborating the advancement
measures to sustain the current rapprochement policy over the period ahead is a priority. The moment must be seized and the trend
must be translated into an irreversible process. This is where South-East Europe and the European Union could find a true new agenda.


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True New Agenda for South East Europe and EU. (2012). Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 3(8), 151.