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  • Openness and inclusiveness of public policy-making in Serbia

    Management of the public policy system is one of the key reform areas within the Public Administration Reform (PAR)1 framework in Serbia, along with the public service delivery system. On the other hand, the participatory and evidence-based process of public policy making not only increases transparency and accountability, but also positively influences the public policy outcomes, that is, improves the quality of public services.

    Authors: Katarina Tadić | Milena Lazarević

    Creating demand for reforms beyond EU conditionality

    *This paper was submitted to the call for papers on “What if the Balkans Never becomes Part of the EU?” and presented at the Belgrade Security Forum 2017.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Sena Marić | Miloš Đinđić

    Towards a Smart Staff Retention Policy for the Sustainable EU Integration of Serbia

    Why a staf retention policy?

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Katarina Kosmina | Dragana Bajić

    Balkan Enlargement and the politics of civic pressure

    One of the lessons learnt from previous enlargement waves is the need to complement the politics of conditionality – that is, Brussel’s traditional ‘carrot and stick approach’ – with the politics of civic pressure – whereby the governments in the Balkan countries are ‘squeezed’ between civil society demands and an uncompromising European Commission.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Corina Stratulat

    Towards a Smart Staff Retention Policy for the Sustainable EU Integration of Serbia

    Adequate administrative capacities are one of the crucial preconditions for a successful and sustainable membership of Serbia in the EU. However, experienced employees have been increasingly leaving their public administration jobs due to inadequate work conditions.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Dragana Bajić | Katarina Kosmina

    (Un)success of Public Administration Reform in Serbia

    In the recently published Serbia 2016 Report made by the European Commission, at the first sight, Serbia receives a positive assessment in the field of public administration reform. An encouraging fact is that public administration reform has been labelled as an area with the progress achieved.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Vladimir Mihajlović

    (Non)critical European Commission

    As was the case in previous autumns, the European Commission (EC) held the professional public in the countries of the Western Balkans (WB) in anticipation for the results of its assessment of compliance and progress in the Serbia EU accession process.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Sena Marić

    Brexit or Not?

    In the early hours of the 24th of June, the results of the British EU membership referendum were announced. Against the betting odds, against the predictions of market actors, and against the last minute polls, with a turnout of 72.2% and with a margin of 3.8%, the voters decided that the UK should leave the European Union.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Sena Marić

    Serbia and the EU

    Even though the EU is the largest single donor in Serbia since 2000, the majority of Serbian citizens are not aware of that fact, and more than two thirds have never heard of any EU-financed project. Instead, they perceive Russia, Japan, China and others as greater donors than the EU. Moreover, around 50% of the citizens are […]

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Sena Marić

    Dutch EU Presidency

    Starting from 1 January 2016, the Netherlands took over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Luxembourg which held it for the second half of 2015.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Sena Marić | Katarina Kosmina | Lana Radovanović
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