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The Western Balkans: A region in crisis

26 Oct 2017 - 14:39
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While the EU is coping with serious internal problems such as Brexit and is very much occupied by a series of important national elections, the situation in the Western Balkans is deteriorating, with growing tensions in and between countries of the region. Much needed reforms are delayed and the EU accession process has lost momentum. New players such as Russia and Turkey are increasing their presence. Will the region again become the tinderbox it was not so long ago?

Read the full article in our dossier: 'The Western Balkans at the edge?'

Authors

Jan Marinus Wiersma
Senior Visiting Fellow bij Instituut Clingendael