Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970
PROŠIRENjE EU NA ZAPADNI BALKAN POD UTICAJEM EKONOMSKE KRIZE I POLITIČKIH PRILIKA U REGIONU
Đukanović Dragan (Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд),
In this article the authors analyze the influence of the economic crisis in the European Union and its influence on the enlargement policy. Deep economic crisis in the EU and instability of the countries of the Western Balkans gives no opportunity for the dynamic and faster European integration of the rest of region (without Croatia). Dominant political factors and public opinion in the leading EU countries (Germany, France and United Kingdom) also don’t support the fastening of the integration of the Western Balkans in the European Union. That’s why the authors conclude that there are many problems among Brussels administration and the countries of the rest of the Western Balkans.
Keywords: European Union, enlargement, Western Balkans, economic crisis, Treaty of Lisbon, instability, ethnic tensions.