The new trends in the Balkans, have both positive and negative side. On the positive side, we consider the Stabilization Trends and Perspectives for Cooperation, such as:
a. Initially, the Establishment of Democratic Institutions. The whole area of the Balkans, since the early 90's, is in the process of a continuous effort to establish and reinforce the democratic institutions, so that "Democracy could function there, in the way it functions in the countries of the West".
b. Furthermore, the Transformation to a Market Economy. Nearly all of the Balkan countries, after the collapse of the Eastern Pact, are under the process towards transformation to a market economy. Their target is to modernize their economies, in order to make them antagonistic.