What have we learned from the COVID-19 crisis in terms of Sino-Serbian relations?
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Serbian and international expert community has become alarmed by Serbia’s overwhelming emphasis on China in its fight against the virus. Coupled with a statement proclaiming the end of European solidarity by the Serbian President as a result of the EU’s untimely assistance, recent developments in Sino-Serbian relations warrant attention – especially from the perspective of Serbia’s EU accession process.
Foreign Economic Involvement in Serbia
This inforgaphic has been made within the scope of the project “Serbia on the crossroads between West and East.”
On 30 January 2020, the European Policy Centre – CEP hosted “The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice in the Context of Democratic Crises” conference.
Croatia’s Presidency of the Council of the EU
Croatia takes over the Council Presidency from Finland at a turbulent time for enlargement policy, especially after the opening of accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia was postponed yet again. While such a move caused shockwaves among the expert community, it also had a snowball effect of putting enlargement back on the agenda of EU leaders.
Brexit Vol.3 – Johnson’s story
Despite turbulent past months, marked by the prorogation crisis and yet another Brexit extension, Boris Johnson has managed to win a strong majority in the UK’s 2019 general elections.
As Brexit is now imminent, take a look at our new infographic to find out how it has unfolded during Johnson’s premiership.
Effective benchmarking for concrete rule of law reforms in the Western Balkans
At the outset of a new political and institutional cycle of the EU, 2019 has been a year of many unknowns. For the countries of the Western Balkans, the direction of the future development of EU enlargement policy has been a key concern. During the mandate of the previous European Commission (EC) it has been clear for some time that there is discontent on the side of EU member states concerning the on-the ground effects of the enlargement methodology.
Curbing the executive bias in EU enlargement policy for a stronger democracy in the Western Balkans
Almost two decades have passed since the countries of the Western Balkans (WB) began their way on the European integration process. From today’s perspective, however, the region’s prospects of achieving EU membership in the foreseeable future appear rather grim.
Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU
While the Council of the EU has been headed by the countries from the Western Balkan’s neighbourhood (Austria, Bulgaria, and Romania) in the last 18 months, the time has come for Finland – a country geographically distant from the region – to take over.
New faces of the European Union
After long negotiations and the European Parliamentary elections, the leading positions of the most important European institutions are being filled. Who are the people who will shape the future of Europe in the coming period? Find out in our new infographic.
Serbia’s progress and preparation for EU membership
Analysis of the 2020 European Commission Report for Serbia, which covers the period between March 2018 and March 2019.