Search: European Union,Serbia (12 materials)


On Challenges in Developing ‘Mandated’ Areas

... employee who is forced to retire due to poor performance or under pressure from fans. How to Develop Bosnia William Eggerton: Serbia’s EU accession: Pipe Dream or Possible Reality? Local communities, who have a number of everyday concerns, still question ... ... limited solely to receiving high remuneration. It is necessary to renounce viewing B&H as a “mandated territory” of the European Union. Appointing the OHR as a figure representing exclusively one of the “traditional” international powerhouses ...


Serbia’s EU accession: Pipe Dream or Possible Reality?

... Kosovo and its inclusion into international institutions without Belgrade receiving anything in return (EURACTIV 2020). Serbia’s accession into the EU is subject to Chapter 35 of EU accession, which relates to the normalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo (European Union 2015), and despite the fact that Serbia has shown engagement in the dialogue, it still has restraints in many areas, such as customs tariffs (EU report). In addition, it is still unknown if Serbia will ever be ready to officially recognize ...


Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... significant effect on the economic situation in the country. The increased debt of the countries in the region to Chinese lenders may be a cause for concern. Nevertheless, it is too early to talk about the total economic subjugation of the Balkans: the European Union remains Southeast Europe’s largest donor, as well as its most significant investment and trade partner. Serbia is also living up to its predicted central role in the region’s international economic contacts. The increasing role of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in the Balkans is also noteworthy. The Free Trade Agreement signed by the EAEU and Serbia ...


All for One and One for All: Diplomatic Recognition of Kosovo, Abkhazia and South-Ossetia

... Results and Prospects Overall, Washington and Brussels should be more careful when it comes to Georgia’s motivation to join the European Union and NATO. Tbilisi has been looking for military support from the West to take back separatist territories and does ... ... (e.g. Tbilisi refused to recognize Kosovo). Moscow should also be cautious when it comes to its bilateral relationship with Serbia. Belgrade is seeking support from Russia — and more recently from the People’s Republic of China — to counterbalance ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... and Serbia is notable here. One of possible scenarios for Macedonia in this case is to form a confederation with Bulgaria or Serbia. Only nationalist population of the region could support such a radical scenario, it would seriously shut off the Balkans ... ... development. Germany takes an intransigent position regarding any territorial exchanges. As a result, it largely dominates the European Union. Berlin insists that it is totally unacceptable to implement any territorial exchanges and reorganize the Balkan ...


Negotiations on Kosovo 2019 — Opportunities and Limitations for Russia

..., the dialogue between Pristina and Belgrade has been transferred from the UN mediation format under the jurisdiction of the European Union. In the eyes of the EU politicians, taking the opportunity to independently resolve security backlogs and tackle ... ... effective mediator of this process. What Pristina did was the introduction in November 2018 of double customs duties on goods from Serbia as well as from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the announcement of the creation of the army of Kosovo, an extremely rigid negotiation ...


‘Brexit’ and ‘Belgradentry’: Serbia’s Accession to the EU after Brexit

As European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker admitted in his annual speech to Members of the European Parliament, the European Union is going through an internal existential crisis, caused by the accumulation of several problems, with Brexit being ... ... straw that broke the camel’s back. This situation leaves the Western Balkan states who want to join the EU, particularly Serbia, who remains the most advanced in the negotiations for accession, uncertain and worried about the speed of the enlargement ...


The Truth about Srebrenica: From Debate to Geopolitics

... Britain submitted a draft resolution on Srebrenica to the UN Security Council, seeking to have the July 1995 killing of Muslim population by the Serb army commanded by Ratko Mladic qualified as genocide. Russia vetoed the resolution, a move welcomed in Serbia and the Republic Srpska and the utterly opposite response in the West, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The resultant heated wrangling seems a manifestation of Russia-West geopolitical confrontation in the Balkans – this time in the form of a ...


Serbia’s foreign policy: Searching for balance at the difficult crossroad

... Website. 9 May, 2015. Retrieved from: [6] Out of 28 member states only Cyprus, Greece, Romania, Slovakia and Spain do not recognize Kosovo’s independence. [7] European Union, Trade in goods with Serbia (2014). Available at: [8] Import origins of Crude Petroleum to Serbia (2012). Available at: [9] ...


Serbia Becomes Europe

The US visit by Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic must be considered primarily in the context of the Individual Partnership Action Plan between the Republic of Serbia and NATO), signed in January 2015. This comprehensive document established a framework for the ...


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