The answer is no. It is not only within Europe that defects in European liberal democracy are aiding the rise of rightwing populism.
By securitizing migration, EU leaders have appeared to address the needs of European audiences more than those of Libyan stakeholders.
The EU can and must show leadership in managing refugee movements effectively in accordance with international law.
The last thing the region needs is more “attention” from the European Union.
The European Union is an obstacle to Balkan Development. The desire to get into the European Union is an even bigger obstacle.
With a relative thaw in relations between Ankara and Paris on EU accession, prospects look better for Turkey’s EU membership, though significant challenges remain.
It is high time for EU leaders to revise their negative stances on Turkey’s membership prospects as the country and its leadership seriously start assessing authoritarian alternatives.
The EU-led “dialogue” between Belgrade and Pristina will stall at some juncture because of the failure of the Quint and Pristina to accept a real compromise over the north, one that keeps it within Kosovo but also functionally part of Serbia.
The EU's policies in the Western Balkans - particularly vis-a-vis Kosovo - threaten to undermine its credibility as an international actor and raise profound questions about the very future of its burgeoning Common Foreign and Security Policy.