• CEP Discussion Paper is an analytical overview of a specific topic that CEP wants to actualise and encourage the professional and interested public to act. Through these publications, we seek to set the ground for dialogue and discussion with stakeholders, and, in that way, ensure that the ideas and recommendations contained in these publications are taken into account by the decision-makers. CEP Dialogue has a strong advocacy element that is derived from a fundamental analysis of the problem and expertise of its authors.

    A Template for Staged Accession to the EU

    If there can be a broad intuitive appeal for the idea of staged accession, then what naturally follows is the need for a detailed explanation on how this would work in practice, which this paper explores for each of the EU institutions.

    Authors: Michael Emerson | Milena Lazarević | Steven Blockmans | Strahinja Subotić

    Overcoming the enlargement impasse – some ideas for the Slovenian presidency

    The Slovenian presidency of the EU starting on 1 July has placed the state of the enlargement process for the Western Balkans high on its list of priorities.

    Authors: Think for Europe | ceps

    Breaking the impasse: Exploiting new opportunities to strengthen EU-Western Balkans relations

    This discussion paper argues that successful economic and democratic transformation of the Western Balkans depends not only on a more coherent political engagement of the EU and its member states with the region, but also on a more effective use of the full range of tools within the enlargement policy toolbox.

    Authors: Think for Europe

    The Conference on the Future of Europe: Is the EU still serious about the Balkans?

    If the EU does not count the Balkan countries among the stakeholders who should participate, in some form, in the upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), then one has to wonder whether the Union is still serious about the European perspective of the region.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Corina Stratulat

    Away with the enlargement bogeyman

    The enlargement of the European Union to the Western Balkans is still an uncertainty, fifteen years after the countries of the region were promised a European perspective at the 2003 Thessaloniki Summit.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević

    2018 – the Year Credible EU Enlargement Policy Returns?

    This paper suggests the need to change the current approach and structure of the EU Enlargement Policy.

    Authors: Srđan Majstorović

    Transparency and opacity in the EU accession negotiations

    This discussion paper argues that the current dynamics in Serbia’s EU accession talks and the existing modes of interaction between the Serbian government, civil society and European Commission (EC) are not conducive to swift and sustainable progress on the EU track.

    Authors: Sena Marić | Srđan Majstorović
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