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EU enlargement to the Western Balkans in the light of the New methodology: Discussion about 2021 Enlargement Package
On October 19, the European Commission adopted its 2021 Enlargement Package, offering a comprehensive assessment of the state of play and the progress made by the Western Balkans on their individual paths towards the European Union, with a focus on implementing fundamental reforms, as well as clear guidance on the reform priorities ahead. With the introduction of the new methodology which uses a merit-based approach, the focus of this Package is addressing fundamentals – rule of law, independence of the judiciary, media freedom, and the fight against organised crime and corruption – all while making sure that the EU itself delivers on its commitments.
As this issue remains highly relevant everyday life of citizens, all while being very detailed and complex, the aim of the event is to gather relevant experts who could untangle what has been done so far in these areas and what remains to be done to make sure that the 2021 Enlargement Package is implemented effectively and efficiently. To get multi-layered answers to the problem, the panellists from think tanks from the countries of Western Balkan will give their inputs at this event organised jointly by the European Commission and the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).
The 2021 Enlargement Package will be presented by Maciej Popowski, Acting Director-General for Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, followed by 5-minute reactions from:
Srđan Majstorović, Chairman of Governing Board, European Policy Centre (CEP), Belgrade
Anida Šabanović, Director, Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI BH), Sarajevo
Stevo Muk, Institut Alternative, Podgorica
Arbëresha Loxha Stublla, Executive Director and Senior Research Fellow, Group for legal and political studies (GLPS), Pristina
Gjergji Vurmo, Programme Director, Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM), Tirana
Simonida Kacarska, Director, European Policy Institute (EPI), Skopje

Nov 24, 2021 03:30 PM in Belgrade, Bratislava, Ljubljana

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