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.
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 leaders of the EU member states are growing impatient with the unwillingness of the EU candidate countries from the