Tag: Serbia

Understanding Central Europe’s illiberal metamorphosis

     

To understand Central Europe ’s illiberal metamorphosis, bear in mind that the region’s political imperative for almost three decades was “Imitate the West!” That process went by different names –… Read more »

West Side Story: resolving Serbia-Kosovo line could end Balkans impasse

     

A correction of the de facto border – or “administrative line” – between Serbia and Kosovo could be the precursor to a comprehensive agreement on Serbia’s border disputes with Bosnia… Read more »

EU moves to counter autocrats’ influence in the Balkans

     

  The European Union sought on Tuesday to reinvigorate the membership ambitions of six Balkan states and reclaim the region as its own amid growing Russian and Chinese influence, setting… Read more »

Russian sharp power fuels Balkans’ democratic regression

     

  Growing Russian influence in the Balkans is undermining democratic institutions and retarding regional states’ prospects of accession to the European Union, observers suggest. The EU is launching a diplomatic… Read more »

‘Audacious Atlanticist’ in Politico Europe’s list of top political personalities

     

Politico Europe’s list of 28 personalities likely to shape, shake and stir Europe in 2017 features mayors, business people, activists and journalists at the expense of political bosses – and… Read more »

Aleppo the new Sarajevo? ’48 Hours of Awakeness’

     

Is Aleppo the new Sarajevo, as French activist intellectual Bernard Henri-Levy claims? Now that a revolution really is needed, those who were fervent are quite cool, the Polish poet Czeslaw… Read more »

Democracy ebbing in the Western Balkans

     

A meeting of international donors, foundations, and multilateral funders opened in the Serbian capital Belgrade on September 21 amid growing concern from young grassroots and philanthropic organizations that the Western… Read more »

Serbia’s elections: what about democratic values?

     

The victory of Prime Minster Aleksandar Vucic’s Progressive Party in Serbia’s election enables the government to continue with its proposed reform and fiscal consolidation agenda, Fitch Ratings says. But the… Read more »