EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans has been stalled for some time, largely due to a lack of political will among existing EU Member States and overall dissatisfaction with the accession process itself.This paper is part of the Future of the EU27 Project, which is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The EU27 Bulletin provides an update on institutional proposals, major policy speeches by EU leaders and decisions adopted by the EU institutions on a bi-weekly basis. Each bulletin has a tripartite structure focusing on developments in the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council respectively. We also look ahead to what developments may emerge over the coming weeks.
On 1 January 2020, Croatia assumed the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time. This briefing examines what we can expect from the Croatian Presidency programme over the next six months, which is entitled ‘A Strong Europe in a World of Challenges’.This briefing is part of the Future of the EU27 Project, which is sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.