“OPEN BALKANS” – BUT OPEN TO WHOM?

In 2019 in Novi Sad, the Serbian president and the prime ministers of Albania and North Macedonia agreed to create an economic zone with the intent of improving their relations and strengthening their ties. The former “Mini Schengen” is now called the “Open Balkans”. Three potential new members are Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Kosovo. For now, support for this concept was given by BiH and Montenegro, while Kosovo considers the “Open Balkans a harmful initiative.