The new methodology for EU membership negotiations proposed by the EC is yet to be approved by all 27 EU
When North Macedonia finally joins, that will be the eighth enlargment of NATO.
More than 200 international rescuers from seven countries are in Albania to help save survivors.
Western Europe has overwhelming reasons, both geopolitical and civilizational, to prioritize Eastern Europe above other regions.
The rationale for Macron's decision doesn't make sense as purely "enlargement fatique".
Zoran Zaev's overwhelming priority since taking over in 2017 has been to secure the start of North Macedonia's EU membership
The EU is preparing similar missions in four other countries in the Western Balkans on the Balkan Route of migrants
The EU as a collective member of NATO would enhance the capabilities of the Alliance, rather than "duplicate" them.
The other two Western Balkan EU bidders, Macedonia and Montenegro, do not seem extremely enthusiastic, either.
The EU chief doesn't see the Western Balkan states joining the EU before 2025 but insists on the Union being
The EU has been trying to strike more migration deals such as the one it has with Turkey.