The EU Council should make Albania an official candidate for EU membership without delay, in recognition of its progress with reform
Since the EC has asked the EU Council to confirm the excessive deficit procedure for Croatia, Zagreb's government has made strong pronouncements on the need to reduce public expenditure as soon as possible
The Czech Social Democratic Party (CSSD), winner by a hair's breadth in the parliamentary elections in October, reached a coalition deal with two other parties, after five hours of debate
Bosnia could lose € 560 million EU pre-accession funding (IPA) over the next seven years, if local political leaders continue to behave as they did until now, according to Joost Court, EC deputy director general for enlargement.
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, that is ''SEE6'' according to the World Bank's official terminology, ''have emerged from recession in the first half of 2013'', driven by exports, and continue to go forward on their ''path to recovery''