1. Western Balkans leaders fume after summit fails to unblock EU bids  POLITICO Europe
  2. EXPLAINER: Western Balkans' promised EU future still hazy  The Independent
  3. Western Balkan countries deserve realistic chance to join EU, Germany says  Reuters.com
  4. Western Balkans leaders will attend EU summit, dropping boycott threats  POLITICO Europe
  5. EXPLAINER: Western Balkans' promised EU future still hazy  The Associated Press - en Español
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Bulgaria is blocking North Macedonia’s EU bid, leaving the region in EU limbo. Bulgaria is blocking North Macedonia’s EU bid, leaving the region in EU limbo.

Western Balkans leaders fume after summit fails to unblock EU bids – POLITICO

A summit of European Union and Balkan leaders failed on Thursday to break a deadlock over a stalled EU membership bid by North Macedonia and Albania, even as Ukraine was set to become an official candidate for membership.A summit of European Union and Balkan leaders failed on Thursday to break a deadlock over a stalled EU membership bid by North Macedonia and Albania, even as Ukraine was set to become an official candidate for membership.

Balkan membership hopefuls leave EU summit empty handed | Reuters

"You are a mess guys, you are a big mess and you are a disgrace.""You are a mess guys, you are a big mess and you are a disgrace."

'You are a mess guys': Albania PM angry over EU membership delays | Euronews

On the sidelines of the triumphant rhetoric over Ukraine and Moldova's imminent granting of EU candidate status, EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday (23 June) faced furious Western Balkan counterparts, highly frustrated about the lack of their own progress on the EU path.On the sidelines of the triumphant rhetoric over Ukraine and Moldova's imminent granting of EU candidate status, EU leaders meeting in Brussels on Thursday (23 June) faced furious Western Balkan counterparts, highly frustrated about the lack of their own progress on the EU path.

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Kosovo has 'clashed' the Prime Minister Edi Rama with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Brussels. Ironically, Vucic called it

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Serbia currently engaged in talks with EU, while bloc's negotiations with North Macedonia, Albania on hold since 2020 - Anadolu AgencySerbia currently engaged in talks with EU, while bloc's negotiations with North Macedonia, Albania on hold since 2020 - Anadolu Agency

Serbia, Albania, North Macedonia criticize EU for dragging feet on accession

After many years of stalling, the EU could revamp its integration process in the western Balkans and send a clear signal toward Russia and ChinaAfter many years of stalling, the EU could revamp its integration process in the western Balkans and send a clear signal toward Russia and China

The upcoming EU-Western Balkan Summit could revamp the integration process in the region – European integration | IPS Journal

VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY has been warned he should have 'no illusions' about Ukraine's bid to join the European Union.VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY has been warned he should have "no illusions" about Ukraine's bid to join the European Union.

Ukraine news: Albania warns Zelenksy to have 'no illusions' over EU bid | World | News | Express.co.uk

ZAGREB, 15 June 2022 - Croatia hopes that the accession talks between the Eurpean Unon and North Macedonia will be opened soon, Croatia's For...ZAGREB, 15 June 2022 - Croatia hopes that the accession talks between the Eurpean Unon and North Macedonia will be opened soon, Croatia's Foreign and European Affairs Minister Gordan Grlić Ra...

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SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel visited North Macedonia on Thursday and said efforts to start European Union membership talks with the landlocked Balkan country and neighboring Albania have become a “top priority” since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. EU-member Bulgaria has blocked the start of those accession talks, insisting that North […]SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel visited North Macedonia on Thursday and said efforts to start European Union membership talks with the landlocked Balkan cou…

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Greece will recommend setting 2033 as a deadline for completing the accession process for the Western Balkans when EU leaders meet on Thursday at the European Council, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said as he arrived for the meeting in Brussels.Greece will recommend setting 2033 as a deadline for completing the accession process for the Western Balkans when EU leaders meet on Thursday at the European Council, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said as he arrived for the meeting in Brussels.

Greece to propose 2033 as deadline for Western Balkans’ EU accession | eKathimerini.com

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EU diplomats do not expect a breakthrough at summitEU diplomats do not expect a breakthrough at summit

Balkans Losing Hope of Progress on EU Membership

Ahead of a leaders' summit in Brussels, German government envoy Manuel Sarrazin tells DW of the geostrategic importance of EU enlargement for the Western Balkans, and how Russia's war has influenced the process.Ahead of a leaders' summit in Brussels, German government envoy Manuel Sarrazin tells DW of the geostrategic importance of EU enlargement for the Western Balkans, and how Russia's war has influenced the process.

EU will ′stand by its promises′ on Western Balkans enlargement | Europe | News and current affairs from around the continent | DW | 23.06.2022

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BRUSSELS – Western Balkans and European Union leaders met on Thursday to discuss on EU enlargement process. Even after today’s meeting, the EU will not open accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia, Kosovo will not receive visa liberalization, and has no candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Although it...

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As a journalist, part of my job is to wade through the hot air that comes out of the mouths of politicians and diplomats to try and find something tangible. But there comes the point when there is only so much hot air one can take. Yesterday, President of the European Council Charles Michel posted

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Prime Minister Kovachevski said the EU needs to take a decision "soon" for a clear perspective as the stability of the Western Balkans depends on it.Prime Minister Kovachevski said the EU needs to take a decision "soon" for a clear perspective as the stability of the Western Balkans depends on it.

North Macedonia calls EU to keep its promises

“You are a complete mess. Shame! Today is a good day in Europe, but not in Bulgaria.

After the Western Balkans Meeting: There is Still 50% Chance of a Deal with Bulgaria - Novinite.com - Sofia News Agency

Hostage to historical disputes between Bulgaria and North Macedonia, Tirana seeks to start its accession talks by another route.

Is Decoupling the Key to Albania's EU Dream? - Transitions

BRUSSELS - "Exactly 19 years ago, at the Thessaloniki Summit, the way was opened for the Western Balkans to join the European family. Unfortunately, since then, the progress that has been made, in practice, is minimal. And I fully understand why there is a relative distrust in the countries of the W

Mitsotakis: Greece Is on the Side of the Western Balkans - The National Herald

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Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Thursday hailed Ukraine potentially joining his country as a candidate for European Union membership but warned against any unreasonable hopes for a speedy process.Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Thursday hailed Ukraine potentially joining his country as a candidate for European Union membership but warned against any unreasonable hopes for a speedy process.

Frustrated Balkans warn Ukraine over EU ‘illusions’ | Inquirer News

Concerned over regional stability, the European Union has invited leaders of Western Balkan countries — including North Macedonia and Albania — to an EU leaders meeting on June 23. SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Charles Michel visited North Macedonia on Thursday and sai

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EUROPE. Europe is preparing to grant Ukraine what it has refused for years to several Balkan countries. EUROPE. Europe is preparing to grant Ukraine what it has refused for years to several Balkan countries.

The Balkans are knocking on the EU's door

The leaders of six Balkan countries complained on June 23 about the lack of progress on their bids to join the European Union just as the bloc was prepared to grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status.The leaders of six Balkan countries complained on June 23 about the lack of progress on their bids to join the European Union just as the bloc was prepared to grant Ukraine and Moldova candidate status.

Balkan Leaders Frustrated Over Stalled EU Membership Bids As Bloc Moves To Grant Candidate Status To Ukraine, Moldova

European Council President Charles Michel is visiting North MacedoniaEuropean Council President Charles Michel is visiting North Macedonia

Leading EU official calls bloc's expansion a “top priority” | The Independent

President of the Reoublic, Ilir Meta described the Open Balkans regional initiative as an initiative aimed at weakening Kosovo and presenting it as a non-cooperative factor.

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — European Union leaders will seek to offer support this week to...BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — European Union leaders will seek to offer support this week to...

EXPLAINER: Western Balkans' promised EU future still hazy

On the doorstep of the EU summit in Brussels, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama levied harsh words against Bulgaria and other member states over the “kidnapping” of Tirana and Skopje due to Bulgaria’s accession veto. The two-day summit brings together all EU leaders and the Western Balkan’s six leaders to discuss enlargement, including that of

Albanian Prime Minister Calls Out Member States for 'Scary Impotence' over Accession Veto - Exit - Explaining Albania

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European Council President Charles Michel is visiting North MacedoniaEuropean Council President Charles Michel is visiting North Macedonia

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European Union leaders will seek to offer support this week to six Western Balkan nations that have long been knocking at the bloc’s doors. Now, these countries also see theEuropean Union leaders will seek to offer support this week to six Western Balkan nations that have long been knocking at the bloc’s doors. Now, these countries also see the

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