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OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala

The negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement to normalise relations between the two states are to enter a new phase in September.

OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala

The EU-Western Balkans summit held on 17 May in Sofia is one example of the EU’s increasing interest in the Balkan states which aspire to membership.

OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala

Politicians in Kosovo and Serbia see the dialogue through the prism of the benefits they can get from Brussels and the EU member states.

OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala

The Macedonian government has moved away from a policy of reform towards reinforcing its autocratic system and consolidating society behind nationalist slogans.

OSW Commentary | | Jakub Jakóbowski

The development of the ‘16+1’ format largely reflected China’s strategic aims defined at the beginning of the diplomatic offensive in the region.

OSW Commentary | | Marcin Kaczmarski

Regardless of the limited effectiveness of activities carried out so far, China has continued its ‘16+1’ initiative.

OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala

Moscow wants to use Belgrade in its confrontation with the West, but Russia does not have much to offer to Serbia’s authorities.

OSW Commentary | | Andrzej Sadecki

The Visegrad Group gained a new neighbour in the European Union on 1 July 2013. Given the geographic proximity, similar level of development and a number of shared interests, Croatia could become a valuable partner in Central…

OSW Commentary | | Tadeusz Iwański
The decision passed by the International Court of Justice in The Hague in February 2009, which finally determined the status of the Snake Island and the delimitation of the borders of Ukraine’s and Romania’s exclusive economic zones…
OSW Commentary | | Tomasz Dąborowski
Bulgaria and Russia are entering the final phase of setting the conditions of their co-operation in the energy sector. A new gas contract is being negotiated because the currently applicable agreements will have expired by the end of…