EU discusses membership hopes for Western Balkans - DW News.

Several Balkan countries will be seeking reassurances from the European Union today, as they meet in Slovenia to talk about their eventual acceptance into the bloc.

Member states took the opportunity to discuss issues of foreign policy, following the fallout from the Afghanistan withdrawal.

But much of their deliberations will be focused on calming the nerves of western Balkan nations, who have been waiting for years to be accepted into the EU. Talks of expanding the union have recently stalled.

One of those countries hoping to join is Albania. Some EU members are cautious about Albania's membership, due to the country's problems with drug trafficking and money laundering.

Subscribe: www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1

For more news go to: www.dw.com/en/
Follow DW on social media:
►Facebook: www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/
►Twitter: twitter.com/dwnews
►Instagram: www.instagram.com/dwnews
Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch
#EU #Balkans #EUsummit

Watch video on channel "DW News"
Hungary: Outsider wins run-off to challenge Orban in election - DW News.

Hungary: Outsider wins run-off to challenge Orban in election - DW News.

Opposition parties in Hungary are uniting to take on Prime Minister Viktor Orban. And they're backing Peter Marki-Zay - a political outsider with no party affiliation - to lead the charge. He's just won an opposition primary over the weekend -- an...

Sudan protests: Who is behind them and what do they want? - DW News.

Sudan protests: Who is behind them and what do they want? - DW News.

Hundreds of protesters have rallied for a second day in Sudan's capital, Khartoum. They're calling for the transitional government to be dissolved and replaced by a military administration. Demonstrators are angry over what they see as the current...

China's economy stumbles on Evergrande debt, energy shortages - DW News.

China's economy stumbles on Evergrande debt, energy shortages - DW News.

In China, economic growth is struggling – it came in at 4.9 percent in the third quarter this year, lower than analysts had forecast. That's also a lot lower than the 7.9 percent increase China chalked up in the previous quarter. The world’s secon...

Deadly floods, landslides sweep southern Indian state of Kerala - DW News.

Deadly floods, landslides sweep southern Indian state of Kerala - DW News.

At least 22 people have died and reports say a dozen are missing in southern India after heavy rains caused flash floods and landslides. The Indian Army has sent teams to help the rescue operation in the coastal state of Kerala. Thousands of peopl...

Estonia: A new life for an old Soviet nuclear secret - Focus on Europe.

Estonia: A new life for an old Soviet nuclear secret - Focus on Europe.

The town of Sillamäe was a secret site of the Soviet nuclear industry. Now it is awakening from its slumber—and searching for a new purpose. Subscribe: For more news go to: Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: ►Twitter: ►Instagram: Für Videos in ...