The Western Balkans and European Union: The Last Questions

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Shkelqim Xeka, Arjana Mucaj


All the European countries that were integrated in the European Union, establishing a bilateral relationship with the Western Balkans countries has been one of the main objectives of the politics of Brussels, after the end of the Cold War. The European Union has played a clear role in the creation of the bilateral relationships between different countries in this part of the region. For instance, the relationship between Pristina and Belgrade is getting better through the interests that the European Union countries such as Germany, Austria or Sweden has for Kosovo and Serbia. The same question is regarding North Macedonia foreign relationships and Bosnia too.  However the western part of the region used to be the source of a lot of conflicts that caused victims and unresolved questions. All these points will be discussed in more detail below in the paper.


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