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Back on Track? The Impact of War in Ukraine on EU Integration of the Western Balkans


The return of war to Europe and the ensuing offer of European Union (EU) candidate status to Ukraine and Moldova (and potentially Georgia) represent dramatic turning points of recent European history, which have upset consolidated expectations on the future of Europe. In particular, one can observe an almost complete revolution in the prospects for EU relations with third countries in its immediate surroundings, including far-reaching consequences for the Western Balkans. [...]