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The Western Balkans and European Union enlargement

Exploring possibilities of differentiated integration

Add to calendar 2024-03-27 12:30 2024-03-27 14:00 Europe/Rome The Western Balkans and European Union enlargement Sala Triaria Villa Schifanoia YYYY-MM-DD


27 March 2024

12:30 - 14:00 CET


Sala Triaria

Villa Schifanoia

Join Marko Milenkovic in examining differentiated integration's role in the EU and its effect on the Western Balkans.
Differentiated integration has been a permanent feature of the EU political and legal system for decades. Despite the slow process of EU integration hampered by numerous factors, this approach would still afford the Union transformative power and a strong presence in the Western Balkans. The latest proposals by the European Commission to promote a Growth Plan for the Balkans, tying investments with rule of law reforms, and preparing the region for participation in the single market are important steps in this direction. Marko Milenkovic explores the existing (differentiated) integration trajectories and possible options for the Western Balkans by enhanced involvement in EU policies under the current treaties. In the context of the ongoing war in Ukraine, the seminar seeks to contribute to the debate on future (non)membership options for the region.
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