Western Balkan countries
have CO2 emissions three times the European Union average.
Therefore, after the regional stability was secured with the support of the global powers, most Balkan countries
began to develop cooperative relations with the EU and its leading member states, because the first priority and strategic preference of most Balkan countries
is the integration with the EU.
The contribution of FDI to structural change in various groups of transition economies has been very uneven, having been stronger in the new European Union (EU) member states than in the Balkan countries
(Kalotay, 2010, p.
"The Western Balkan countries
are fragile states," he said, "and that makes it easier for terrorist groups to secure different amounts of weapons."
If Qatar invests in the LNG terminal project, the Bulgarian minister said, "Your country will have a wider market as many Balkan countries
such as Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania will make use of the Qatari gas.
The purpose would be to determine how much of a difference there is between transition and development and how much of a mixture of the two can be found in the Western Balkan countries
. To facilitate the comparison a review of some stylized facts about the process of economic transition may be useful.
In case of Balkan countries
emigration decisions are strongly motivated by economic factors such as high unemployment, crony economy and gap in level of economic developments in comparison with developed countries.
Orchestra without Borders will make its debut at the Ohrid Summer Festival in 2011, where it will hold its first concert of its summer tour that is to consist of a total of six concerts in Balkan countries
At the EU-Western Balkans summit in Thessaloniki in June 2003, all of the EU's member states reiterated their "unequivocal support to the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries
." Partly as a result of that agreement, the Balkan countrie
shave taken major steps
The European Union has reassured Western Balkan countries
queuing for membership that neither the eurozone crisis nor enlargement fatigue' would halt their eventual integration.
He was answering a question from Macedonian MP Andrej Zernovski, who said in his speech that Greece on one hand promoted the Agenda 2014, according to which all Western Balkan countries
should join the EU by 2014, and on the other hand blocked the entry to the EU and NATO of neighboring Macedonia.
During the Brussels reunion 'Union--Western Balkans' in December 2003, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union (EU) reaffirmed that the future of the five Balkan countries
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia and Serbia-Montenegro lies in the EU.