2017 - ROSE-ROTH SEMINAR REPORT SLOVENIA - 013 SEM 18 E

96th ROSE-ROTH SEMINAR
SUB-COMMITTEE ON TRANSITION AND DEVELOPMENT (ESCTD)

SEMINAR REPORT THE WESTERN BALKANS:
PAST MISPERCEPTIONS, CURRENT CHALLENGES AND FUTURE ENDEAVOURS

LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA 7-9 NOVEMBER 2017

The European Union and the United States cannot take the positive evolution of Western Balkan democracy for granted: the risk of backsliding is ever present. There are many worrying signs that a kind of vacuum has been created in the region that is being filled by forces with a decidedly anti-democratic and anti-Western agenda.