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Vladimir Đorđević

About Vladimir Đorđević

Vladimir Đorđević is Lecturer at the Department of International Relations and European Studies, Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University; he did his PhD studies in US Foreign Policy in the Western Balkans from 1993 to 2009 and was Visiting Researcher at East Central European Centre at Columbia University in the City of New York, US in mid-2013, his areas of interest and expertise include the Western Balkans, European Integration, US Foreign Policy, and Human Rights.

Quarrelling over the past is no way to build the future

The EU integration of the Western Balkans has so far seen only one of the regional states become a member of the Union. In mid-2013 Croatia joined and became the second ex-Yugoslav republic, after Slovenia in 2004, to accede to the EU. As for the rest of the region, considering the internal dynamics of the Union and its foreign policy goals, and the overall progress of the Western Balkans in fulfilling criteria for EU entry, it seems highly unlikely that any other state will become a member before the end of this decade.

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