35th Workshop of the Study Group "Regional Stability in South East Europe" - Policy Recommendations
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Western Balkan countries wishing to improve their democratic systems need to properly implement the rule of law in every aspect of social life. The region’s post-conflict situation complicates this mission, giving way to weak governance and corruption which in turn facilitate transnational organized crime, disruptive influence by Russia, stalled Euro-Atlantic integration and political instability.
There have been national and international attempts to strengthen the rule of law, considering the region’s willingness to join the Euro-Atlantic family and reform ist existing structures, and mixed progress has been achieved. However, the Western Balkan countries still need to address issues such as inherited corruption and economic and political instability at a national level. Regionally, Western Balkan countries need to focus on dealing with past nationalistic and political conflicts and stalled regional cooperation.