Amid Brexit and other crises, the EU is trying to woo Balkan nations like Serbia and Albania to join as a way of improving the region's stability.
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?
The first meeting of European Union and Western Balkans leaders in 15 years will not directly address EU membership. The "Sofia Declaration" no longer mentions accession and instead focuses on a "European perspective."
Tensions in the Western Balkans can only be overcome if all countries in the region join the European Union, says enlargement chief Johannes Hahn. The EU's door should remain open for Turkey, he told DW.
In June 2003 in Thessaloniki, the EU promised that all Western Balkan countries could one day become member states. It is important to be consistent and do the right thing by keeping this promise, Krsto Lazarevic writes.
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