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.
New ILGA-Europe policy paper outlining advocacy priorities regarding LGBTI issues in Western Balkans in the coming year. The situation for LGBTI people is at a pivotal moment in most accession countries.
On 14-15 November, ILGA-Europe hosted an EU study visit for LGBTI rights activists from the Western Balkans.
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.
On 12 October 2011, the European Commission issued its annual Enlargement Strategy and Progress Reports on EU accession and pre-accession countries.