Europe’s newest member states can do much more to shape the debate in the EU. Forging alliances with their Western counterparts would be a first step.
Peace is back on the table in the Balkans. Bekim Çollaku, chief of staff to Kosovo’s president, discusses ongoing negotiations with Serbia and a controversial proposal to redraw their borders. And Strategic Europe’s Judy Dempsey shares her view on what comes next for the region.
Negotiations on the EU’s next budget may help address some of the most pressing needs for EU reform. But the technical nature of these talks cannot provide a convincing narrative about the future of Europe.