BELGRADE – Director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz Florian Bieber agrees with Serbia’s PM Aleksandar Vucic that the region of the Western Balkans is facing possible instability.
The causes of the current instability have nothing to do with the region, but primarily with the EU’s main topic, the migrant crisis, Bieber told Politika.
He believes that Brussels’s focus has shifted away from this region and that the EU enlargement policy has been seriously brought into question.
Even though it cannot be said openly, many in Brussels are against admitting new member states, stated Bieber.
According to him, the EU is deeply divided over the migrant crisis, Brexit, the economic crisis and the crisis of democratic processes in Poland and Hungary.