New AtlanticistJun 15, 2021
Kosovo President Osmani: Today’s challenges require ‘an entirely different governing mindset’
By Katherine Walla
As Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani faces rule of law challenges, high unemployment rates, and a slow vaccine rollout, she’s putting domestic reforms at the top of her priorities—even ahead of the country’s European Union-facilitated dialogue with Serbia.
TranscriptJun 9, 2021
President Osmani on Kosovo’s domestic reforms, dialogue with Serbia, and relationship with the US
By Atlantic Council
Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani joined the Atlantic Council just before Kosovo and Serbia reengage in bilateral talks, where she outlined her presidential priorities and concerns in the years ahead.
New AtlanticistApr 28, 2021
Serbian president pursues EU membership, better US ties, and a bigger role in the Balkans
By Larry Luxner
Speaking with the Atlantic Council, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić talked about Serbia's vaccine diplomacy, economic performance, relations with Kosovo, and more.
ACFrontPageApr 23, 2021
Serbian President Vučić on COVID-19, democracy, and Serbia’s bid to join the EU
By Atlantic Council
Serbia is at an inflection point as it deals with a global pandemic and as it navigates its place in Europe and the Euro-Atlantic community in the future. Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić joined the Atlantic Council to discuss how Serbia fits into a Europe that is whole, free, and at peace.
Press ReleaseJan 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. […]
ReportDec 9, 2020
North Macedonia on the threshold of Europe
By Damir Marusic, Dimitar Bechev
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.
New AtlanticistNov 23, 2020
Building bridges across the Three Seas
By Piotr Trabinski, Daniel Palotai, Liviu Voinea, Tsvetan Manchev, and Nils Vaikla
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.
ArticleNov 5, 2020
Western Balkans Partnership: Getting a common market from the Sofia Summit
By Jim O'Brien
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.
Elections 2020Oct 30, 2020
Five big questions as America votes: Europe
By Future Europe Initiative
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.