As the war rages across Ukraine with its consequences felt throughout Europe, a different kind of war has taken to the streets and alleys of Serbia’s capital. Namely, a ‘graffiti war’ between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian groups. Indeed, through the defacement and ‘conversion’ of ‘enemy’ graffiti, messages and victories taint the roads of Belgrade.
As the war in Ukraine enters its second year with most European countries having taken sides in the conflict, Serbia has been ever so reluctant to align itself to either camp. Torn between both its desire for prosperity with the EU along with all its benefits and a more traditional friendship with Russia, the country is struggling to pass unscathed in the current climate since not taking sides is perceived as undesirable by either bloc.
European integration has once payed Croatia a visit as it enters its first month of Eurozone and Schengen membership. What has Croatia accomplished to achieve this milestone, and what effect will this have on the former-Yugoslav Republic and on the EU as a whole?
Having undergone a European integration journey rife with cultural disputes with neighbouring EU members, the Republic of North Macedonia has finally begun EU Accession Negotiations on July 2022 and may soon become the EU’s newest member.
Exacerbated by the accession of the two nordic countries to NATO, the already-changing European security climate is entering a new phase in its history; one which is expected to be more antagonistic and uncertain.
With the European Council falling short of offering Georgia EU candidate status, Georgia’s path to achieving its long-established European ambitions will have to be prolonged…
In an effort to reduce electronic waste and strengthen consumer’s choice, EU negotiators have agreed to back rules to enforce USB-C type charging ports on all new electronic devices by 2024.
The EU’s careful balance between respecting national sovereignty and becoming a decisive actor in global affairs.
With the Arctic becoming an increasingly geopolitical region, the EU is now facing a new wake-up call which will put its foreign policy aspirations to the test.