Quo vaditis Balkans?

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epa07537414 German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a family photo of the West Balkan Conference in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 29 April 2019 (issued 30 April 2019). German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron are hosting a meeting of European Union officials and Western Balkan leaders to restart talks between Serbia and Kosovo. EPA-EFE/MIKA SCHMIDT / POOL

Approximately a decade ago, the narration of the Western Balkans was characterized by shades of optimism, justified by the arrests of war criminals made by Serbia, some progress in the…