Serbia’s negotiatons on Chapter 30
Bearing in mind the recent official opening of the negotiations between Serbia and EU at the Intergovernmental Conference ceremony in Brussels on the 21st of January and the four explanatory screenings that have taken part in past period, a more detailed description of the negotiating framework, various chapters and Serbia’s position is needed.
Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU
From 1 July to 31 December 2014, Italy is in charge of the presidency of the Council of the European Union. Italy has held the presidency 11 times in the history of the Union.
Lobbying in the EU
“Lobbying:” a bad word, a euphemism, a blessing, a norm? No one really knows and no one will (soon) decide. What is true is that lobbying is all about the way one does it and the cause one pursues through it.
From January until June 2013 Ireland will hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. According to its programme, during this period Ireland will strive to respond to the current pressing economic, financial and social challenges.
Thessaloniki Summit Messages, 10 years later
This month we are marking ten years since the European Council laid down the foundations for the ongoing relations between the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans, commonly known as the conclusions from the Thessaloniki Summit.
Pending Visa Reintroduction Possibility and Serbia’s EU integration
In the context of the current EU-Serbia relations, Serbian citizens find the freedom to travel without visas in the Schengen area countries since December 2009 as the most tangible benefit and accomplishment so far.
Results of the Cyprus EU Presidency
Holding the rotating EU Presidency during the second semester of 2012 was a big challenge for a small “new” Member State. With a population of only approximately 1 million people, 4 votes in the Council, and 6 Members at the European Parliament, this divided island of the Eastern Mediterranean had the task to chair the EU […]