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Britain is on its way out of the EU—but is there still hope for West Balkan accession?

Yes—though obstacles of all kinds seem to stand in the way

By David Howell  

The Serbian House of the National Assembly

Conundrum. How can British parliamentarians writing a report on the West Balkans be recommending the European Union as the best pathway forward for the countries of the region if Britain itself is planning to pull out?

This was the question with which members of the House of Lords International Relations Committee, of which I am chair, were politely confronted as they visited Belgrade, Sarajevo, Skopje and Pristina as part of their recent enquiry.

There are three points here…

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