Fri, Mar 29, 2019

North Macedonia negates NATO skeptics

The price of compromising was high — many citizens remain opposed to it — but the cost of not doing so, the government concluded, would have been infinitely higher. Radmila Šekerinska, the defense minister of North Macedonia, is unapologetic about that decision.

New Atlanticist by Teri Schultz

Greece NATO

Mon, Mar 18, 2019

Why Ukraine should abandon efforts to criminalize illicit enrichment

In late February, the Constitutional Court of Ukraine declared the criminal code’s article criminalizing illicit enrichment unconstitutional. The response among activists, independent media, and Western embassies was unanimous: the decision was a massive step back for Ukraine. It undid the small but real progress that the country had made toward prosecuting corrupt officials. However, this […]

UkraineAlert by Leonid Antonenko

Corruption Northern Europe

Thu, Mar 7, 2019

The Western Balkans: A growing disinformation battleground

The region has been increasingly targeted by foreign-backed and homegrown disinformation in recent years, made worse by deep public mistrust of governmental institutions.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Disinformation The Balkans

Fri, Jan 25, 2019

A ‘monumental day for the Western Balkans’

Members of the Ohrid Group provided their reactions to the passage of the Prespa deal in the Greek Parliament on January 25.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Greece Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Fri, Jan 25, 2019

Greek Parliament approves Macedonia name change deal

The name change now opens the door for Macedonian accession to NATO and potentially the EU.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Greece Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Fri, Jan 11, 2019

Macedonian parliament endorses name change

“Today, the people of Macedonia secured their future and assured their place in the heart of Europe,” Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

NATO Security & Defense

Thu, Jan 10, 2019

Balkans Forward Congressional Fellowship

The Atlantic Council’s Future Europe program invites applications for its inaugural Balkans Forward Congressional Fellowship designed to deepen the expertise and networks of eligible United States congressional staff in Member offices and on congressional committees (see criteria below). The 8-month fellowship entails monthly master classes in Washington and a study tour of the region. The Atlantic Council’s Balkans […]

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Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Sun, Jan 6, 2019

Vajdich Quoted in Washington Post on peace effort between Serbia and Kosovo

Read the full article here.

In the News by Daniel Vajdich

The Balkans

Fri, Nov 30, 2018

Kosovo’s president pushes for peace deal with Serbia

Both Kosovo and Serbia now have their sights set on EU and NATO membership, but must first come to a formal peace agreement and normalize relations.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Eastern Europe NATO

Wed, Oct 24, 2018

Future Europe Initiative’s Event on Macedonia with Lord Robertson Featured on Balkan Insider

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In the News by Future Europe Initiative

The Balkans