The coronavirus crisis has not only highlighted the north-south faultline in the EU—it also put relations with western-Balkan aspirants under strain.
Filip Milačić is a national advisor on political affairs at the mission of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in Montenegro. He has a PhD from the Humboldt University of Berlin and is author of Nationalstaatsbildung, Krieg und Konsolidierung der Demokratie. Kroatien, Serbien und Montenegro (Springer, 2017). The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not reflect those of the OSCE.