Macedonia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22226/all en EU enlargement: the real answer to ethnic tensions in the Balkans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/eu-enlargement-the-real-answer-ethnic-tensions-the-balkans TIRANA, Albania - Five countries in the Balkans, including Albania and neighboring nations, are at various steps along the path to full membership in the European Union. Recent headlines – and our region’s history – serve as reminders why it is so important that all five nations join the EU, not only for our own economic futures, but also for the peace and stability of our region, our continent and the entire world. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/eu-enlargement-the-real-answer-ethnic-tensions-the-balkans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Balkans European Union Kosovo Macedonia Montenegro Regions Serbia World Leaders Diplomacy Commentary Political Risk On Europe Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sali Berisha 5818783 at http://www.globalpost.com