On Wednesday, December 7, professor Danijela Jacimovic was invited as a guest speaker on TV program "Focus", which is aired on National Montenegrin TV broadcast. The topic of this week's "Focus" was the analysis of the EU-WB Summit, held in Tirana on December 6.
In the program, professor Jacimovic highlighted the main conclusions:
"The policy of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans has not produced significant results in bringing the region closer to the EU and its values in the last ten years, after successive waves of EU enlargement. Strict and dry insistence on credible criteria and "fundamentals first" distanced the region from the EU, where high European demands placed on a poor region, that experienced all the troubles of state disintegration, civil war, sanctions, and isolation, were too difficult and almost unachievable. Such a policy developed a feeling of mistrust in the region towards the intentions of the EU, which was exploited by both domestic politicians and contemporary geopolitical competitors such as China, Russia, Turkey, and the Emirates.
The Russian invasion, has contribute to re-Enlargement process in EU, indicates the importance of the process and its contribution to the peace and stability in European continent.