Overcoming Blockades and Improving Intra-State/ Neighbourhood Relations in South East Europe
erschienen in der Publikation "Overcoming Blockades and Improving Intra-State/ Neighbourhood Relations in South East Europe" (ISBN: 978-3-903121-53-9) - September 2018
Autor(en):Dr. Predrag Jurekoviĉ
The EU’s Western Balkan strategy is gaining a new and positive momentum. However, this development leads to the question how to deal with the challenges lying ahead for overcoming blockades and improving intra-state/neighbourhood relations in South East Europe. This general issue was comprehensively analysed by the Study Group "Regional Stability in South East Europe” at its 36th Workshop.
Thus it appears that South East Europe, and especially the peace consolidating Western Balkans, seems to be at a decisive crossroads once again. This will either lead to the substantial improvement of intra-state and regional relations among future EU members or will prolong nationalistic, anti-democratic and exclusive policies, thereby harming also EU integration as the core consolidation tool in the Western Balkans.