It’s the EU, Not Western Balkan Enlargement

Author
Christine Hübner, Jan Eichhorn, Luuk Molthof, Srđan Cvijić
Content Type
Special Report
Institution
Open Society Foundations
Abstract
France is one of the European countries with the highest rates of popular disapproval of countries in the Western Balkans joining the European Union. What is this disapproval based on, and how important is the issue of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans for people in France? Using a combination of 2020 survey data representative of the adult French population and in-depth focus groups with French voters, this report offers a comprehensive insight into the views of the French on whether or not the countries of the Western Balkans should join the European Union.
Topic
Diplomacy, Regional Cooperation, Treaties and Agreements, European Union, Regional Integration
Political Geography
Europe, France, Balkans