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Thu, Jan 7, 2021

The EastWest Institute’s Balkan Dialogues initiative to migrate to Atlantic Council

The EastWest Institute today announced that its Balkan Dialogues initiative is migrating to the Future Europe Initiative at the Atlantic Council. The Atlantic Council and its Future Europe Initiative are delighted to integrate this impressive body of work into its ongoing efforts to promote regional cooperation and advance a Euro-Atlantic future for the Western Balkans. […]

Press Release

The Balkans

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

North Macedonia on the threshold of Europe

This report outlines the myriad challenges that face North Macedonia as it struggles to chart a path forward on EU accession and calls for Western leaders—especially those in Europe—to consider how they can be more productively and strategically engaged.

Report by Damir Marusic, Dimitar Bechev

Democratic Transitions European Union

Mon, Nov 23, 2020

Building bridges across the Three Seas

The CESEE countries would be justified by gradually moving away from indiscriminate policy support to better targeted strategic policy resource allocation and growth-enhancing infrastructure projects.

New Atlanticist by Piotr Trabinski, Daniel Palotai, Liviu Voinea, Tsvetan Manchev, and Nils Vaikla

Central Europe Eastern Europe

Thu, Nov 5, 2020

Western Balkans Partnership: Getting a common market from the Sofia Summit

In Sofia on November 10, the Western Balkans Six—Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia—the European Union, and ten European countries belonging to the Berlin Process will set an agenda for the next four years. This report discusses what is likely to emerge and what might need to be done later.

Article by Jim O'Brien

Economy & Business Europe & Eurasia

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Europe

For the past seven decades, Europe has been the United States’ political, economic, and security partner of first resort. Now, as the transatlantic relationship is challenged by internal and external forces, the EU and the United States find themselves at a crossroads in the relationship.

Elections 2020 by Future Europe Initiative

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Lithuania’s new government: Women-led coalition wins confidence in difficult times

The new government will be particularly well positioned to lead Lithuania through the COVID-19 pandemic, achieve needed domestic reforms, and navigate the delicate situation in neighboring Belarus.

New Atlanticist by Agnia Grigas

Belarus Elections

Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Time for Europe to rethink the Trans-Balkan pipeline

A strategic asset with a transit capacity of 27 bcm per year, the Trans-Balkan gas corridor can and should be a guarantee of energy security for Southeastern Europe. It is time for the EU to rethink its approach.

UkraineAlert by Sergey Makagon

European Union Geopolitics & Energy Security

Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Kroenig and Ashford discuss US efforts to counter China

On September 11, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and the Cato Institute’s Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss US efforts to counter China, including a new US military base in Palau; the possibility that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pursues a closed […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Politics & Diplomacy

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Western Balkans leaders meet to drive coronavirus recovery and deepen regional economic cooperation

Leaders from the Western Balkans Six—Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia—participated in the Western Balkans Partnership Summit on July 29 to take steps to deepen regional economic cooperation and stimulate growth amid the widespread economic downturn caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Inclusive Growth International Markets

Wed, Jul 29, 2020

Western Balkans leaders agree to bold actions to help region recover from COVID pandemic

The Western Balkans Partnership Summit advances regional economic cooperation to attract investment and accelerate recovery

Press Release

Politics & Diplomacy The Balkans

Events

Thu, Apr 22, 2021

A conversation with President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić

Online Event AN #ACFRONTPAGE EVENT - President Aleksandar Vučić discusses Serbia’s domestic agenda amid the pandemic as well as the country’s regional and foreign policy priorities.

9:00am Europe & Eurasia The Balkans