Opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania is critical in protecting LGBTI rights.
On 17 April 2018, the European Commission recommended launching accession talks with Albania and FYR Macedonia.
On 9 November, the European Commission published its annual Enlargement Package. LGBTI rights retained a central role within the fundamental rights section of the reports.
Despite being encouraged by the clarity contained in the reports, now is a critical time for LGBTI people in south-east Europe
IDAHOT 2015 was marked with high level statements, important reports on intersex issues and pride events all over Europe.
On 12 October 2011, the European Commission issued its annual Enlargement Strategy and Progress Reports on EU accession and pre-accession countries.