Balkan states pose geopolitical challenge for European Union

The Balkan countries are in Europe geographically but out of Europe politically.
The Balkan countries are in Europe geographically but out of Europe politically.

The European Union seems to be changing course in its geostrategic compass after the post-Cold War enlargement betwen 2004-2007. The new EU policy, the Eastern Partnership of 2009, is eclipsing its enlargement policy and energy is the key policy above all. But what does this mean for the Balkan states which have waited to join for so long?

<i>The Balkans European reform remains unfinished 100 years after World War One. The Balkans is in Europe geographically but politically out of Europe. Geopolitically, it remains the most fragile point of European stability. Brussels is changing the course of its geostrategic compass following its post-Cold War enlargement. The northeastern b...

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