The Berlin Process as the Best Regional Initiative Moving Forward: A Comparative Analysis

October 9, 2023

This Policy Analysis will provide, in Chapter 1, a comprehensive overview of ongoing and sought-after regional initiatives with the aim to solidify Western Balkan regional integration, in order to best assess what is what, what is working, and what should be the way forward. The Analysis argues, in Chapter 2, that unclear initiatives such as the Open Balkan should not be pursued, while the Berlin Process has proven to be and remain the most significant and consequential initiative to best attain eventual Euro-Atlantic integration of Kosovo and its Balkan neighbors. Similarly, the Berlin Process appears to be the most appropriate to achieve the goal of a common regional market and economic regional integration, as presented in Chapter 3. Concluding remarks are then offered at the end of the Analysis on capitalizing on this way forward.

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