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We Do Not Want Western Balkans to Become an Arena of Geopolitical and Geo-Economic Confrontation

... efforts to create a “Kosovo army”. Contrary to 1244 provisions this intention is supported by some EU countries. There are no guarantees that the so-called “armed forces”, consisting mainly of the “KLA” terrorists, will not be used against the Serbian population in the north of the region in the future. We support the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue under the auspices of the European Union with the aim to resolve the Kosovo problem. We hope that EU will perform its mediating functions in bona-fide ...


On Challenges in Developing ‘Mandated’ Areas

... (B&H) at scientific and diplomatic platforms in Austria , Croatia , Italy , the EU , and the United States . While the 25 th anniversary of the Dayton Accords triggered the discussions, it is symptomatic that the narratives of the 1990s about Great Serbian aggression and ethnic cleansing were revived during the discussions, which has led to another thesis concerning the moral unacceptability of the Republika of Srpska within B&H as a “genocidal polity”. Of course, Western diplomats refrain from ...


Online Expert Workshop on Prospects for Expanding Cooperation between Russia and Serbia at Present Stage

On November 24, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), with the participation of the Business Council for Cooperation with Serbia of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation and Russia’s Trade Mission in Serbia, held an expert online workshop on prospects for expanding cooperation between Russia and Serbia at present stage On November 24, 2020, Russian ...


Online Workshop on the Prospects for Cooperation between Russia and Serbia in the Context of COVID-19

On October 6, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held an expert online workshop on the prospects for cooperation between Russia and Serbia in the context of COVID-19. On October 6, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) held an expert online workshop on the prospects for cooperation between Russia and Serbia in the context of COVID-19. The speakers of the workshop included: ...


Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

The results of the EAEU–Serbia cooperation can set a positive precedent for other Balkan states The situation in Southeast Europe today is still primarily determined by the attitude of non-aligned states to Euro-Atlantic integration. In this respect, interaction between Russia ...


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

... has been looking for military support from the West to take back separatist territories and does not share Western interests (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 American and European soft power in Kosovo and does not support Moscow’s views regarding Abkhazia and South-Ossetia. Geopolitics ...


Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

... Another scenario is the “Permanent Balkan Conference” led by the EU and mediated by high representatives from the U.S. and Russia. Such a decision could be enforced by changing the format of the Brussels talks, and with the consent of the Albanian and Serbian parties. 3. The third scenario is the “Permanent Balkan Conference — broad version” under the leadership of the UN Security Council. It would imply an increase in the number of Balkan negotiators and would entail a number of various territorial ...


Negotiations on Kosovo 2019 — Opportunities and Limitations for Russia

... actually brought Belgrade and Pristina negotiations to a deadlock, simultaneously exposing the EU’s inability to act as an 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 platform for further dialogue with Belgrade promoted by the government of Ramush Haradinaj. Negotiations are de facto ...


Serbia–EAEU: Integration Prospects in a Free Trade Area

Working Paper No. 37/2018 This working paper explores the prospects, risks and positive effects of Serbia joining a Free Trade Agreement with the EAEU. An analysis of current free trade agreements has demonstrated that Serbia strives to maintain a multi-vector foreign economic policy that straddles Europe and Eurasia. Serbia’s agreements with its ...


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