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  • COVID-19 tracing app in Serbia

    Governments across the globe are increasingly using digital tools to accelerate the tracking of people infected with COVID-19 and their contacts as a key measure to prevent the pandemic’s spread. Among potential solutions, contact tracing mobile applications have emerged as the most used and discussed, and it is likely that many governments, including Serbia’s, will include them in national public health efforts.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević | Dragana Bajić

    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.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić | Miloš Janjić

    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.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić

    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.

    Authors: Think for Europe

    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.

    Authors: Think for Europe

    Designing better public services in Serbia

    Serbia’s public service providers make decisions with little knowledge of people’s preferences. Designing services together with citizens will not only benefit service users, but will also help the government to learn about its own performance in service delivery.

    Authors: Dragana Bajić

    Income inequality, economic development, and the EU accession process: towards a better future for all

    Inequality is often considered a social issue even when it is clearly more than that; it, in fact, has severe economic consequences for greater society.

    Authors: Miloš Janjić

    The Senior Civil Service System in Serbia

    This stand-alone policy brief deals with lack of real progress in professionalisation and depoliticisation of senior civil service in Serbia.

    Authors: Vladmir Mihajlović

    EU Sentiments of Serbia’s Citizens

    This policy brief aims to uncover the motivating factors for EU membership support in Serbia by employing advanced statistical methods. Based on the results, it develops a set of recommendations for a communication strategy and initiatives aimed at boosting citizens’ support for EU membership.

    Authors: Dušan Pjevović | Strahinja Subotić

    Serbia’s EU accession negotiations on Chapter 32

    Serbia started off accession negotiation talks with the EU on the Chapter 32 – Financial control in 2015, but after more than three years it is difficult to assess the country’s progress since there is hardly any public communication on developments in this chapter.

    Authors: Miloš Đinđić
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