From February 2022, after years of deep crisis and in an international political context suddenly changed fundamentally by the invasion of Ukraine, the EU's enlargement policy saw a strong revival when three new Eastern Partnership countries were included. Initially, hopes were rekindled in the Western Balkans as well, but as the months went by there was a return to the previous situation of disillusionment and scepticism. The article examines the progress made in the six countries of the region and the obstacles to further progress. Finally, it initiates a discussion on the consequences of the transformation of the European integration process into a policy oriented towards security.
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