THE BALKAN POLITICAL AREA: PROSPECTS FOR A RENEWED INTEGRATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
Anna Lucia Valvo, PhD
Full Professor of European Union Law, University “Kore” of Enna
The contribution briefly analyses the methods and criteria for accession of a state to the European Union and investigates the accession process of the Western Balkans states. The contribution intends to underline the strategic importance of the states of the Balkan Region for the purpose of relaunching the process of European integration.
Keywords: Balkan Region, accession to the EU, European integration, democracy.