In the 1950s, six European states joined forces to become what we now know as the European Union. Nowadays, after numerous rounds of enlargement, more than 28 countries are EU members. And the process is far from over.
Greece and Macedonia have reached an agreement in their long-running dispute over the name of the former Yugoslav republic. Senior officials from both the EU and NATO have welcomed the agreement.
EU ministers are to discuss new security initiatives with the Western Balkans in what is seen as the first step toward EU accession. Brussels has said it hopes the Western Balkan states will join the bloc by 2025.
Following the recent EU-Western Balkans summit in Sofia, DW collated German internet comments on the prospective enlargement. How did people in the Western Balkans respond?
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