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The Region vol. 1

By Professor Milica Uvalić, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

From ‘Ifs’ To Rational Choices

Regional cooperation has been an important condition for evaluating the progress of the Western Balkan countries in their EU accession process for several decades,...

Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner For Neighbourhood And Enlargement

Growth plan

We believe that, with this new model, we can integrate the Western Balkans into our Single Market faster, even prior to full EU membership....

Countries Overview


Digital Nomads Needed

BiH is a republic, though it doesn’t function as such. Instead of a single president, it has a Presidency consisting of three members representing...


Outstanding Potential Of Geothermal Sources

The Republic of Croatia is headed by President Zoran Milanović, a former leader of the Social Democratic Party, while its government is led by...


Windfarms Would Bring Advances

The Republic of Albania is headed by President Bajram Begaj, a retired army major general and former Chief of the General Staff of the...


Rural Ecotourism Development Opportunity

Kosovo’s independence has to date been recognised by 98 UN member states, though it has not been recognised by 97 countries, including five EU...


Health Tourism Boosts Visitor Numbers

The country’s president is Jakov Milatović, a member of the ‘Europe Now!’ party, while since October 2023 the prime minister has been Milojko Spajić,...

North Macedonia

Preserved Nature Could Entice Tourists

Its road to EU membership was initially blocked by Greece due to a dispute over the country’s name, while it is now being obstructed...


Never Enough Tourism Capacities

Slovenia’s president is lawyer Nataša Pirc Musar, who ran as an independent candidate and a representative of the left-liberal camp, while the country’s government...