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Event report - The Balkan States Still on the EU Waiting List: Experts Explain Why

The Balkan States Still on the EU Waiting List Experts Explain Why

In cooperation with Eurobabble.

Back in 2013, Croatia became the EU’s newest member – a title it retains to this day. Several of its Balkan neighbours hope to follow the same path, with Montenegro, Albania, Serbia, and the Republic of Macedonia having earned the official candidate country status and Bosnia and Herzegovina as a potential addition to this waiting list. And then there’s the divisive matter of Kosovo, whose independence is not recognised by all EU countries, but is nevertheless viewed as a potential candidate for membership. What lies in store for these remaining states and why is the process so long?