Wednesday, 14 November 2012 00:00

The EU Meeting its Internal Challenges: Implications for Stability in the Western Balkans

Written by  Ernst M. Felberbauer, Predrag Jureković (Eds.)
Currently braving its most serious financial crisis to date, the EU’s integration projects face grave challenges. Under the current difficult economic conditions, the question needs to be asked whether the EU will be able to maintain its active role in the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) or become victim of a possible European trend towards renationalisation. In this regard, the EU’s stabilizing factor in regional peace processes – in particular in the Western Balkans – could be seriously affected by the financial, economic and social troubles inside the EU.