EU membership

Croatia sets up task force to monitor if Serbia is meeting benchmarks

The Croatian government on Tuesday set up a commission in charge of monitoring how Serbia is meeting benchmarks from the negotiation on Chapters 23 and 24 within the accession negotiations with...

Croatian veterans dissatisfied with Serbia opening two chapters in EU entry talks

Croatian war veterans' organisations on Tuesday criticised the Croatian government and diplomats for allowing Serbia to open two chapters in its EU accession negotiations in Brussels on Monday...

Serbia needs Croatia as an ally on its European integration path

Serbia's membership of the EU is in Croatia's interest and Belgrade's journey towards membership is the only path on which the the countries can resolve their outstanding issues and work on the...

Still no agreement in EU on opening negotiation two chapters with Serbia

Serbia did not open negotiations on two policy chapters on Thursday as had been planned by the Dutch presidency of the European Union by the end of its term and that matter will now be referred to...

Montenegro opens 2 more chapters in EU entry talks

Montenegro opened two policy chapters in its European Union accession negotiations in Brussels on Thursday, whereby the number of opened chapters has risen to 24.

Merkel urges Bosnia to adopt adjusted SAA if it wants EU candidate status

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on politicians in Bosnia and Herzegovina to agree as soon as possible on the adoption of an adjusted Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) so...

The list of EU membership hopefuls

Seven countries are candidates or potential candidates for membership in the European Union. Iceland had once been on the list too, but withdrew its application last year.

Bosnian Presidency chair submits application for EU membership

The Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dragan Covic, submitted in Brussels on Monday his country's application for EU membership to the representative of the EU chair, Dutch...

PM sure whole impression important for Bosnia's EU candidacy

Addressing a meeting of the Bosnian House of Representatives, Zvizdic said that regardless of criticism, he was sure that conditions had been met for Bosnia to apply for EU membership candidacy....

Lajcak: If Schengen disappears, Western Balkans to suffer most

The migration crisis rocking Europe has seriously brought into question the Schengen Agreement and if it fails, Western Balkan countries will feel it the most, Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav...

Bosnia set to submit EU membership application by January's end

Covic added that EU candidate status as well as the activation of NATO's Membership Action Plan would boost investments in the country.

Bosnia ready for compromise on trade with Croatia for EU membership

"We'll see if (Brussels') responses to at least some of our demands are to our benefit," Sarovic said, adding that the pace of the negotiations would depend on that.