Second panel of Brussels Agreement Conference: How should Normalization Agreement look like?
30 November 2018 – The
Chairman of the Governing Board of the European Policy Centre – CEP, Srđan Majstorović criticized the lack of involvement of the public and national institutions such as Parliament in the negotiation process. “The negotiations of this complexity need to be secret to a certain degree, but at least national parliaments need to be informed”, he stressed.
Is Serbia cheering Macedonia’s setback?
3 October 2018 – President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić maintained the reserved position towards the perhaps biggest diplomatic breakthrough in the Western Balkans in the past two decades – the Agreement between Macedonia and Greece.
President of the European Policy Centre Governing Board and member of the Balkan in Europe Policy Advisory Group Srđan Majstorović, before the referendum was held, assessed that Serbia “missed an opportunity” and did not recognize the importance of the historic moment the Agreement represents.
Future of Europe: Is the EU’s dream of expansion to the east dead?
14 September 2018 – “What’s happening in Poland and Hungary is a demonstration of the real failure to understand what it takes to nurture a democracy,” said Milena Lazarevic of the European Policy Centre for Telegraph. But abandoning the project carries its own, perhaps greater risk: what Ms Lazarevic calls the “Turkish scenario”.
“If Europe doesn’t put its foot down and show leadership here, you could see countries give up EU accession and turn to an increasingly autocratic form of government at odds with EU interests as a result,” she warns.
Kosovo and Serbia need wide consensus to resolve conflict, expert says
7 September 2018 – The presidents of Kosovo and Serbia have floated the idea of a land swap to settle their disputes. The proposal, involving the predominantly Serb northern Kosovo and Preševo Valley in southern Serbia, has been welcomed by some and criticised by others for fear it might create further instability in the Balkans.
Srđan Majstorović, Chairman at the European Policy Centre, Belgrade, shared his views on the controversial proposal in an interview with Euractiv Poland.
Secure Europe needs to remain open Europe
EVENT INVITATION: From Bulgarian to Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU
EU would “shoot itself in the foot” by not opening negotiations with Macedonia
First WeBER Western Balkans Service Delivery Survey: Governments don’t ask citizens’ feedback on quality of public services
18 June 2018 – Only 43% of the general public in 6 Western Balkan countries thinks that dealing with their public administration has become easier, says one of the findings of a comprehensive survey conducted by the WeBER Project. The survey “Exploring public perceptions of Administrative services in the Western Balkans” is the first regional survey dedicated to service delivery, covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia.