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  • Brief analyses of current issues of relevance in the context of Serbia’s reform processes, developments in the Western Balkan region and in the EU, written in a user-friendly manner by CEP’s staff and close associates. Take 15-20 minutes of your time to get acquainted or get a new perspective on issues such as: Brexit, migration crisis, public administration reform in the Western Balkans, lobbying in the EU, and more!

    The Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU

    2016 will be remembered as a year that brought unexpected political outcomes and outrages in the Western hemisphere. Nevertheless, 2017 is promising to be more intense than the previous year.

    Authors: Sena Marić

    Visegrad Bloc and the EU’s Future

    Despite a considerably assertive and costly media campaign, the Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban did not manage to convince the majority of Hungary’s citizens that the issue of migrants/refugees is the most critical “for their own future and the future of Europe”.

    Authors: Sena Marić | Katarina Kosmina

    Slovak Presidency of the EU

    From 1 July to 31 December 2016, Slovakia holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union.

    Authors: Sena Marić | Katarina Tadić | Dušan Protić

    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

    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

    Lessons Not Learned Commentary on the EU’s 17-Point Plan and Its Alternative

    As the massive refugee influx continues to grow, the European Union is attempting and failing to find effective solutions.

    Authors: Katarina Kosmina | Lana Radovanović

    The 2015 Enlargement Package

    The Enlargement Package, annually issued by the European Commission, has been impatiently awaited this year due to the long-announced improvements compared to the previous years.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Sena Marić | Dragana Bajić

    Handling the Refugee Influx

    When speaking about the refugees currently arriving to Europe, it is rather difficult to focus on one relevant dimension: the legal framework, border policy, and political discourse all converge to affect both how we speak and act on the issues arising from the mass influx of refugees on the territory of the European Union (EU).

    Authors: Katarina Kosmina | Lana Radovanović

    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.

    Authors: Sena Marić

    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.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Amanda Orza
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