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    What can we expect from “Balkan presidencies”?

    January 01, 2018 – Three successive Balkan presidencies (Bulgaria, Austria, Romania) of the EU will create a good climate for the enlargement policy, but this will also be affected by the developments within the Union itself, said Srđan Majstorović, Chairman of CEP Governing Board, for Radio Telvision of Serbia (RTS).

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    EU integrations are not guaranteed

    December 15, 2017 – The Chairman of our Governing Board Srđan Majstorović said at the conference “Western Balkans and the EU: A Road to Us” that the process of EU integration of candidates for EU membership is not irreversible, as there is a danger of demolition of democratic institutions and the rule of law, as well as the strengthening of authoritarian tendencies. This is also evident in some EU Member states, he said, as reported by Voice of America.


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    Our Budget – Our Responsibility

    December 15, 2017 – The Draft budget for the City of Niš for 2018 was announced only one day prior to the scheduled public hearing. Citizens and professional public had less than 24 hours to get acquainted with this very important document and to give their suggestions. Our Senior Researcher, Miloš Đinđić, was one of the panelists at the City Forum in Niš. He explained that respecting timelines is important because of the predictability of the whole process, the Južne vesti reported.

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    A new deadline for alignment with EU legislation

    December 17, 2017 – A new term for the harmonization of the complete legislation with the European Union is the end of 2021.

    It would be a great if  Parliament could work continuously for four years in order to have a better score in adopting of European laws, said the Chairmen of our Governing Board, Srđan Majstorović, for Radio Television of Serbia.


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    On Wednesday, November 29th 2017 the European Policy Centre (CEP) will organise Breakfast with journalists, titled Accession of Serbia to the European Union: How far we have come, challenges and chances, and how to interpret different messages from Brussels and the EU Member States.


    A chance for Serbia?

    November 16, 2017 – Inclusion of Western Balkan countries into the European Union will be one of the priorities of the Bulgarian presidency of the Council of the EU, which begins on January 1st 2018, analyses the European Policy Centre (CEP) , referring to the recent meeting of Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Bojko Borisov and President of European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker.

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    On 27th November 2017, the panel discussion The Weakest link? Serbian civil society as effective scrutinizer of EU accession process – constraints and opportunities will be held, organised by European Policy Centre (CEP) in cooperation with EU info centre.


    Sena Marić for newspaper “Danas”

    Sena Marić, CEP Senior Researcher, commented for newspaper Danas that the question what is the main condition for Serbia’s membership in the EU “a million-dollar question, since the Member States do not have a single standpoint – some focuses on normalising relations with Priština, others have priority over the rule of law, while a smaller number of countries are very concerned about our relations with Russia.”

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    Milena Lazarević for B92 television on setting a time frame for EU membership

    26.07.2017. – Would setting a time frame for Serbia’s EU accession represent an incentive for citizens and the country? Our Programme Director, Milena Lazarević, gave her opinion about this subject for B92 television.

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    Milena Lazarević in the RTV programme “On the occasion” about citizen support for EU membership

    26.07.2017. – Our Programme Director, Milena Lazarević, was the guest on the Radio television of the Vojvodina’s (RTV) broadcast On the occasion. She spoke about latest research conducted by the Ministry for European Integration, which showed that 49% of citizens of Serbia support the country’s EU path, which is drastically lower than the survey results of the Medium Gallup Agency conducted two years ago, which showed that support to the EU integration is around 55%. What do these data tell us?

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