East & Southeast Europe

Cover: POSITIONPAPERON WB6

Position Paper On WB6

Published: 1 April 2022
policy brief

Recommendations and expectations for German and European policy.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has direct and significant implications for the Western Balkans. The lack of a consistent and convincing EU perspective and U.S. engagement in the region opened up space for other actors and scenarios aimed at recomposing the Western Balkans as well as promoted regressive tendencies throughout the region.