Marriage of Love or Convenience? This was the title of the panel discussion that took place on Saturday, 19th October, on the Weltempfang stage at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Up for discussion – pertinent questions concerning the Western Balkan candidates and the EU. With support by the Foreign Office and Traduki, Michael Roth, Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office and Commissioner for Franco-German Cooperation, discussed different aspects of this topic with Zvezdana Kovać, Director of the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in South East Europe (CDRSEE), and Milena Lazarević, Programme Director of the Belgrade-based European Policy Centre. The panel, which in light of France’s veto on EU enlargement talks with Albania and North Macedonia gained further immediate relevance, was moderated by Danijel Majić.