The Western Balkans Summit in London was the first meeting within the Berlin Process after the adoption of the European Commission’s strategic document on the Western Balkans and the follow-up discussions during the Sofia Summit. The London Summit was the last station of a half-a-year long trip of the EU engine aiming to change the backsliding climate in the Western Balkans and give a new impetus to their ruling structures starting to look for more interested regional and global partners.

Finally, London was also the last Summit of the originally envisaged 5-years long Berlin Process. From this point onward, the whole Berlin Process has become more uncertain without a clear strategy for its continuation or future prospects.

Read about the main gains from the summit:

Policy paper: 2018 Western Balkans Summit: 3 key takeaways from London

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