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  • The Model of Staged Accession: Addressing the EU’s four key concerns

    The model of staged accession has captured some attention in the discussions on the future of the EU enlargement policy. Initially published in October 2021, the proposal has so far inspired several cross-European debates, and gained support by numerous members of the expert community as well as some policymakers.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Strahinja Subotić

    Serbia and Civilian CSDP Missions

    The role of civilian personnel in peacekeeping and peacebuilding missions is becoming increasingly important, with the European Union being one of the leading figures in the field. Namely, in its Global Strategy for foreign and security policy from 2016 and within its promotion as a global actor, the EU expressed its determination in taking further steps towards the development of civilian missions, referring to them as a trademark of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP).

    Authors: Kristina Velimirović

    Breaking down Serbia’s 2022 Constitutional Amendments

    On November 30, 2021, the President of the National Assembly, Ivica Dačić, announced a referendum on the confirmation of the Draft Amendments to the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia for January 16, 2022.

    Authors: Sava Mitrović | Anesa Omeragić

    Accession negotiations according to the revised Methodology of the EU

    The Council of the EU officially endorsed Commission’s proposal for a revised enlargement methodology for the Western Balkans in March 2020. It envisages a thematic division of chapters into six clusters – thematic units. Although the revised methodology was primarily made to apply to accession processes of Albania and North Macedonia, the proposed changes can be accommodated within the existing negotiating framework of Serbia as well.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić | Anesa Omeragić

    Unpacking the 2021 Enlargement Package

    After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, there were moderate expectations in 2021 in terms of the Western Balkans’ recovery and progression into the EU. Recognising that the pandemic created new challenges in the region all the while exacerbating the existing ones, the European Policy Centre (CEP) organised an online discussion in order to unpack the 2021 Enlargement Package.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić | Miloš Pavković

    Europe Complete

    The Conference on the Future of Europe (CotFoE) presents a unique opportunity for citizens to discuss – at a European, national, regional and local level – how to shape the future of the old continent in terms of securing reforms that would lead towards progress, prosperity, and security. As these issues cannot be properly tackled without integrating the Western Balkans (WB) into the wider debates, European Policy Centre (CEP – Belgrade) has taken a proactive step forward by organising a high-level conference under the name EUROPE COMPLETE.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić | Miloš Pavković | Sava Mitrović

    Serbia’s progress and preparation for EU membership 2021

    Analysis of the 2021 European Commission Report for Serbia, which covers the period between June 2020 and June 2021.

    Authors: Lola Paunović | Miloš Pavković | Anesa Omeragić

    A Template for Staged Accession to the EU

    If there can be a broad intuitive appeal for the idea of staged accession, then what naturally follows is the need for a detailed explanation on how this would work in practice, which this paper explores for each of the EU institutions.

    Authors: Michael Emerson | Milena Lazarević | Steven Blockmans | Strahinja Subotić

    European Youth

    This study represents a compilation of eight policy briefs created within the project “Let’s build the future together: the EU and the Western Balkans from the youth perspective”.

    Authors: Think for Europe

    Youth Manifesto for Digital Space

    Behind extensive consultations in all capitals of the region, the joint conclusion of the Western Balkan youth, together with their counterparts across Europe, is that there is a dire need for the adoption of a regulation to better protect their right to free and safe digital space.

    Authors: Think for Europe
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