Dr. Ioannis Armakolas, Assistant Professor at the Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia and Head of the South-East Europe Programme at ELIAMEP was invited by Eva Boura to the show “EUROPE”. Professors Napoleon Maravegias and Dimitris Charalampis were also invited.

The group of experts discussed the passing of thirty years since the fall of Berlin, today’s return to populism, the far right, the cloudy landscape for Brexit, and the effects of the French veto on the accession of North Macedonia and Albania on the EU and particularly Greece.

Specifically, Dr. Armakolas discussed the the French veto on the enlargement of the EU and its impact on Skopje and Tirana and the reasons that led Macron to this decision. He also explained the implications of this development for the EU and how much it will affect Greece, as well as whether there is a ‘plan B’ for North Macedonia and Albania. Finally, he turned to the rest of the Western Balkans and their involvement with the accession process.

You can find the interview in Greek here.