It's unlikely that any of the six Balkan candidates will enter the EU in the near future. That's because these countries aren't ready yet, says David McAllister, head of the bloc's foreign affairs committee. He talked to correspondent Bernd Riegert.
As European Union leaders meet in Brussels for the last time this year, three major items dominate the agenda: Brexit, defense and migration. However, Emmanuel Macron's push for eurozone reforms will likely have to wait.
With an increasing number of migrants from Africa crossing the Mediterranean, the EU-Africa summit is going to be about forging a new kind of partnership to deal with this. But will it serve both sides' interests?
NATO foreign ministers have promised to review the progress of would-be members ahead of next year's summit. Macedonia is keen to join some of its western Balkan neighbors in the military alliance, but challenges remain.
At the 16+1 summit in Hungary, China further expanded its influence in Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The EU is allowing Beijing to undermine the bloc, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version