How often do the values of the European Union come up in daily or even rarer discussions? We know that the answer is rarely or not at all, since the cold pragmatism does not allow for considerations beyond the reality of a better life in EU countries, without reflecting on the governing principles of the European mindset.
Therefore, with Alba we focused on the fundamental values of which the union of 27 countries is identified, thus understanding that human dignity, freedom, democracy, human rights, equality and righteousness shape the European culture. We also learned how these values are preserved as inviolate by a solid institutional framework that the EU has consolidated through the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and governing structures, focusing in particular on the connection between the integration criteria of the candidate countries and embodying EU values from a membership perspective.
Throughout the discussion, the Negotiation Chapters were also mentioned, however, not from the aspect of technical fulfillment of substantive conditions, but from the need to adopt the ethical standards of the Chapters as an adaptation of national and individual attitudes.