Keynote Addresses | A critical decision for the future of the Union: What future for the Western Balkans

Keynote Addresses | A critical decision for the future of the Union: What future for the Western Balkans

The EU enlargement process, especially in relation to the Western Balkans, has been brought once more to the forefront of the Union’s agenda, due to the great geopolitical shifts in the EU neighborhood. With diverging opinions on that matter, a political chess-game has been underway in Brussels and European capitals on how to proceed. EU Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen unveiled a new Western Balkans support plan last May, while a summit of Western Balkans leaders in Athens in August paved the way for future developments.

Margaritis Schinas, Vice – President, Promoting our European Way of Life, European Commission

Olivér Várhelyi, Commissioner of Neighnbourhood and Enlargement, European Commission