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The European Neighbourhood Council (ENC) released its new analysis entitled The EU accession process in the Western Balkans and the Roma”.

The ENC Analysis is written by Dr. Yorgos Christidis, Associate Professor of Comparative Politics in the Balkans at the Department of Balkan, Slavonic and Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece). He is also a Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Security Policy (ELIAMEP) and ENC Academic Council member.

As the EU is getting closer to the Western Balkan countries, it is clear that in the next round of EU enlargement, another group of marginalized Roma communities will become part of the wider Roma predicament faced by the EU. In this publication, Dr. Christidis analyses the position of the Roma in the Western Balkan countries, EU’s “Roma policy” and sets some questions on the effectiveness of the current EU and national approaches.

The full analysis is available here.