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EU expects return as it offers more to Western Balkans

Monday, December 12, 2022


The EU is increasingly worried about the region. It is offering various financial and political rewards, but the EU’s leverage is weakened by continued equivocation on the question of membership for the region.


  • EU and Balkan leaders agreed to phase out reciprocal mobile roaming charges over four years, starting from October 2023.
  • EU leaders agreed to include the WB in the Erasmus+ higher education programme and the cross-border European Universities Initiative.
  • The final declaration calls for greater cooperation in counter-terrorism and tackling the trafficking of light weaponry into the EU.

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