In the post-COVID world, the EU will find itself leading the responses to the global challenges we face. Strengthening multilateralism, combating climate change, unambiguously managing relations with autocracies, and advancing the Enlargement process are just some of the issues that the European Parliament will face in its role of fostering political dialogue and democratic control of common foreign policy

EUROPE EU: enlargement to the east is back on the agenda

Lorenzo Ferrari | 10/3/2022

Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova have officially applied to join the European Union. The first reactions have been positive, but it will be a long process: in the meantime, however, the enlargement of the EU could finally get going again, and some novel solutions could be tested

MEPs wrote to Borrell and Schmidt, express concerns over tensions in BiH

Redazione | 25/10/2021

A group of European Parliament members wrote to High Representative Josep Borrell and High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina Christian Schmidt, expressing concern over the latest escalation of tensions in BiH

POLITICS Slovenia no limits

Stefano Lusa | 20/10/2021

Relations between Ljubljana and Brussels are increasingly tense. Janez Jansa, Prime Minister of Slovenia, shows no bounds in provoking the European Union. He demonstrated this during the recent visit of a European Parliament delegation that came to Slovenia to assess the situation of the rule of law

INTERVIEW Castaldo: Western Balkans, the beating heart of the EU

Paolo Bergamaschi | 19/5/2021

"The Western Balkans are not and must never be a defeated periphery of the West, but they are and must remain the beating heart of the present and future of the great European family". Interview with Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Vice President of the European Parliament

POLITICS Georgia: the EU speaks out on the political crisis

Marilisa Lorusso | 14/4/2021

The political impasse in Georgia continues despite two attempts at mediation by the EU institutions. The European Parliament warns: European aid only if the parties resolve the crisis

COMMENT Balkans in the EU: a future to be designed together

Paolo Bergamaschi | 9/4/2021

The European Parliament seems much more inclined to open up to the Western Balkans than the Commission and the Council, and recently requested to include these countries in the Conference on the Future of Europe which will open on 9 May

EUROPEAN UNION European Parliament and the Western Balkans: I wish I could

Željko Pantelić | 26/3/2021

In the plenary session of yesterday, 25 March, the European Parliament passed resolutions on Albania, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia in an enlargement perspective. But many important representatives were absent from the parliamentary debate

ANALYSIS Serbia between China and Europe

Belgrade | Vukašin Obradović | 26/2/2021

China’s influence in Serbia is growing. In its recent report, the European Parliament expressed concern about the lack of transparency and environmental and social impact assessment of Chinese investments and loans in Serbia and across the Western Balkans