An article written by Ioannis Armakolas, Assistant Professor at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia and Head of the South-East Europe Programme – ELIAMEP, was published on the newspaper TA NEA on the 26th of October 2019.

Dr. Armakolas focused on the French veto to the enlargement process of the EU to the Western Balkans and the issue of stability in the wider Balkan region.

“The main problem with Macron’s moves is that, indirectly for the time being, they question the very strategy of the European integration of the Balkans. But this is in stark contrast to the Greek interests and aspirations of all Greek governments. It calls into question the Agenda of Thessaloniki of 2003, one of the most important achievements of the Greek diplomacy and a cornerstone of the EU Balkan policy”, Dr. Armakolas said.

You may read the article in Greek by clicking here