International Conference “Regional impacts of Croatia joining the EU” (17-18 May), organized by CisBalk and Centre for applied European studies (CPES) at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, started with a movie “Twilight of Heroes – Croatia, Europe and International tribunal” (part of the documentary series “Return to Europe”).
Annual RRPP Conference in Belgrade
Our friends from the RRPP are organizing their annual conference. Should be good, as usual. Social, Political and Economic Change in the Western Balkans The 5th RRPP Annual Conference 24-26th May 2013 Hotel HolidayInn Belgrade The Conference has three main aims: To provide opportunities for researchers dealing with the region to meet, network, exchange and […]
Orient Express Weekly (13-19 May 2013)
Legal and illegal businesses connecting Balkan countries Legal and political manoeuvring around the case of suspected Balkan drug kingpin Naser Kelmendi continued last week as the Bosnian court froze Kelmendi’s property in the country, including a well-known Sarajevo hotel. The decision is part of the preparations for the expected extradition of Kelmendi who was arrested […]
Conference: Regional impact of Croatia joining the EU
Two day conference on the regional impact of Croatia joining the EU will be held on 17-18 May at the Faculty of Political Science in Belgrade. CisBalk and the Centre for applied European studies (CPES) jointly organized the conference. All the sessions are open for public.
Lecture: The State of Democracy in East-Central Europe by Jacques Rupnik
CisBalk invites you to attend the lecture by Jacques Rupnik on “The State of Democracy in East-Central Europe: Democracy Fatigue, Populism and Hybrid Regimes”. Mr Rupnik is research director of the Centre for Studies in International Relations at the Sceince Po, Paris. Also participating as a discussant will be Milada Anna Vachudova, associate professor at […]
Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set
Baroness Catherine Ashton writing for the Russian Коммерсантъ describes the Balkans as the “cradle of war for 100 years”. A notion Afghans, Arabs, Kenyans, Malayans, Irish, Boers, Zulus, or Chinese among others would find hard to comprehend. Wikipedia: List of Wars Involving Great Britain
Presidential elections in Montenegro – contested victory of DPS
The presidential elections in Montenegro, held on April 7th, have placed this country in the spotlight of the region during the last few weeks due to the political crises their contested outcome has produced.
Orient Express Weekly (15-21 April 2013)
Baroness Ashton of the Balkans On Thursday Serbian PM Ivica Dačić and his Kosovo counterpart Hashim Thaci put their initials on the final text of the agreement on the special status of the Serb municipalities in Kosovo. Last week’s two additional rounds of talks mediated by the EU’s Catherine Ashton resulted in a compromise solution […]
Orient Express Weekly (8-14 April 2013)
Still no solutions to the regional disputes The previous week started with the Serbian government officially refusing the EU-brokered offer on the status of ethnic Serbs in Kosovo. Apparently, the offer was not presented in writing, but consisted of a set of principles read out to the Pristina and Belgrade delegations last Tuesday by Catherine […]
Montenegro: Analysis of the Parliamentary Elections held on October 14th 2012
On April 7th 2013 Montenegro held presidential elections in which incumbent president Filip Vujanović squared against Miodrag Lekić. In the closely contested elections Mr Vujanović was declared winner by the margin of only about 7000 votes, but the united opposition that supported Mr Lekić disputes the results, and has demanded a recount. While we are […]