West Balkans and the Polish Issue
In recent years it has been announced a number of times that the EU enlargement process in the Western Balkans would be halted. These announcements were always premature, for although the EU enlargement did slow down somewhat, Montenegro began negotiations last year and Serbia will probably start them this year. Albania stands a good chance of achieving candidate status this year. But the most important event in the Western Balkans in 2013 will be the Croatian EU accession.