Yorgos Christidis, Associate Professor at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies at the University of Macedonia and Research Fellow for the South-East Europe Programme at ELIAMEP, spoke on the radio show «Αναμενόμενα και μη» of the First Programme (ERT Broadcast Radio).
Dr. Christidis spoke about the latest developments regarding the Western Balkans.
“The failure on behalf of the European Union to make a decision to open the accession negotiations was politically detrimental for the governments of both North Macedonia and Albania and undermined the European Union’s prestige” said Dr. Christidis.
“The European perspective acts as a key lever for very important reforms in these countries (of the Western Balkans). It is the key leverage that pushes the political elites in these countries to make very substantial reforms, for example in the field of the rule of law”, Dr. Christidis mentioned.
You can listen to the interview, in Greek, here.