Towards 2017 – Progress made in Science, Research and Innovation in Western Balkans

In its 2016 annual Enlargement Package, the European Commission assessed where the countries of the Western Balkans and Turkey stand in implementing key political and economic reforms, and what needs to be done to address the remaining challenges. Related to Science, Research and Innovation there is a good level of preparation in Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, while in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo the preparations are still at an early stage. Some of the main recommendations and which are valid for all countries from the region are to increase investment in research and to work on capacity building measures.

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