6th International Balkan Forum Congress

  • Multi dimensional regional integration / Cooperation Vision 2023

As is known, many new states gained independence with the dispersion of Yugoslavia and all balances are shaken in Balkans. The resulting instability in this process has reached dangerous proportions in the regional context.  In this region, there were wars and ethnic cleansing in 1990s, today’s relative peace and stability was achieved at the end of international intervention. However, the ongoing tensions between the ethnic elements, suspicions between countries, continue to pose a threat to regional stability and security.

The EU aims to solve the insolvable problems of border through transitional borders with provide the mobility of people and goods through integration. Except Croatia which is expected join to the EU in July 2013, other six Balkan countries can not be ready for membership before 2020. Situation of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia as adopted candidate countries for EU with Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo and Albania as waiting countries for this status will be improve contingent on realizing reforms and approach to EU standards. EU membership perspective of Balkan countries continues to be a major target although EU’s living serious challenges cause of weakening economy.