Germany’s Policy Regarding Western Balkans’ EU Accession

Author
Małgorzata Pawłowska
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
The Polish Institute of International Affairs
Abstract
President Emmanuel Macron’s opposition to the start of accession talks between the EU and Albania and Northern Macedonia may lead Germany to revise its current policy towards the Western Balkans. Germany will try to influence France’s position but, at the same time, it may decide to develop bilateral relations with the countries of the region and existing forms of cooperation in which Poland may be a partner.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, Bilateral Relations, European Union
Political Geography
Europe, Poland, Germany, Balkans, Macedonia, Albania