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Europe Under The Radar

Western Balkans: A ‘Mini-Schengen’ Zone

Leaders of Albania, North Macedonia, and Serbia declared they would implement a mini-Schengen zone with free movement of goods, capital, services, & people

Europe Politics

Greek presidency gives window for Albania EU bid

In December 2013, the European Council rejected the Commission’s recommendation to grant Albania candidate country status. But on May 12 this year, the sixth meeting of the Stabilization and Association Council

Economics Europe

EU accession key to Serbia’s economic future

Serbia hopes that European Union entry will lift it out of economic crisis and into prosperity. Deteriorating public finances and conflicts with neighbors, however, undermine confidence in a smooth accession.

Europe Politics

Turkey’s EU membership inches forward

After a three and a half year hiatus, negotiations with Turkey on its accession into the European Union will reopen. Negotiations with Turkey were supposed to occur in June of

Europe Natural resources and energy

Turkey Key to Future European Energy Security

With gas from the Caspian Sea set to move from the Southern Caucasus to Europe through Turkey by 2019, the EU-candidate country is destined to evolve into a more robust

Europe Politics

Croatia Prepares for EU Accession

Clearing customs for travelers crossing the land border into Croatia has been more intense this past month, featuring random bag searches and thorough questioning of passengers on trains and buses.