Green movements are on the rise in the Western Balkans and the broader area. Do they have a chance of success and will they be able to play a role in the region’s environmental future?
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders, known for his anti-EU rhetoric, has won a landslide victory in the 2023 Dutch general election. Albanian Finance Minister Ervin Mete said the country will benefit with one billion euros from EU Growth Plan for the Western Balkans. The European Parliament has rejected the Commission’s proposal to reduce the use of chemical pesticides.
First Germany blocked, then Italy. Now, after weeks of wrangling, the member states have agreed on new rules on migration. Also: Roberta Metsola wants Western Balkans to belong to the EU. European Political Community meets in Granada, Spain.
A decade ago, Croatia became the then 28th member of the European Union. The country has achieved its strategic goals, but membership has led to a significant population outflow. In the meantime, neighbouring countries are still in the waiting room.
In light of Europe Day, celebrated on May 9, EU member states – and those with accession ambitions – reflected on the bloc’s achievements and future plans for the union. The day promoting peace and unity across the continent coincides with Russia, among other countries, celebrating the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945.