External Differentiated Integration in Justice and Home Affairs: Participation of the Western Balkan Countries in EU Agencies

Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) policies, and especially migration and border management, have been on the forefront of deepening relations between the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans. The recent events caused by the migration and asylum governance crisis in 2015/16 have clearly shown that EU problem-solving outputs in migration management have […]

The European Union New Methodology and its long-term impact on accession negotiations

On July 15, 2019, the French President Emmanuel Macron visited Serbia. At that moment in time, North Macedonia was already waiting to start accession negotiations based on the fulfilment of the Copenhagen criteria and the resolution of the bilateral issue with Greece. Albania was also knocking on EU doors completing the final reforms required from […]

The Impact of Regional Organizations and Initiatives in the Western Balkans

The goals of the paper titled The Actual Impact of Regional Organizations and Initiatives on Regional Cooperation/Integration and Good Neighborly Relations in the Western Balkans: Success and Limiting Factors are twofold. First, it sheds light on the phenomenon on mushrooming regional organisations and initiatives in the Western Balkans against the background of ethnic disputes and […]

North Macedonia in 2021: Major events that shaped politics in North Macedonia in 2021

In this short text, the Institute for Democracy gives an overview of the main events that shaped politics in North Macedonia in 2021 and a glimpse of what to expect in 2022. #NorthMacedoniaIn2021 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the country’s independence and democratization efforts. North Macedonia struggled through several critical political events, including an […]