Luxembourg Presidency of the EU
The past spring and summer of the European continent have been, without any doubt, marked by two hot topics: “the greferendum” – Greek referendum and the conditions for staying in the Eurozone; as well as now the already chronic exodus of refugees from the Middle East and Africa to European countries.
Better Regulation Package
Better regulation is not a novelty, but a continuation of previous efforts through different means. This time around, there were great expectations from the package and its influence on policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
EU Institutions and Citizens
What would be the outcome of the recent Greek referendum if the European Union engaged in a “yes” campaign?
Lobbying in the EU Demystified
We hear a lot about Commissioners and MEPs reinventing themselves into lobbyists and working for the private sector following the end of their mandate. We also hear a lot about the influence that the corporate interests have on European Union policies with little regard for the common citizen.
2015: The year of adoption of new goals for global development
When discussing the global targets concerning sustainable development, the year of 2015 can be considered as an important milestone for all countries around the globe.
Latvian EU Presidency and Serbia’s European Path in the Next 6 Months
On 1st January 2015, Latvia will preside over 28 EU Member States for the first time since it became part of the EU.
Agriculture in Serbia
In Brussels from 18 to 20 March an explanatory screening for Chapter 11 – Agriculture and Rural Development was held.
CSO Participation in Policy Making
Nowadays, there is a notable worldwide tendency to increase citizen participation in policy and decision making processes which influenced the coining of the terms deliberative and participative democracy.
What is Gender Mainstreaming and Why Does it Matter?
Equality policies in general and particularly gender mainstreaming within candidate and potential candidate countries are relevant in the terms of European integration as “insurance of equal opportunities is seen as one of the major social political issues at the accession negotiations.
Serbia officially begins EU accession negotiations
The Intergovernmental conference ceremony of 21 January marked the official opening of accession negotiations between the EU and Serbia, while the process in effect began after 28 June 2013 through explanatory and bilateral screenings concerning the negotiating chapters 23, 24 and 32 held in autumn.