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  • Article 7

    During the past few years, the EU system of fundamental values has been under threat due to the rise of illiberal democracies, most notably Hungary and Poland. The tool which the EU has under its disposal to tackle such threat is the so-called ‘Nuclear Option’ specified in Article 7 of the Treaty on EU.

    It, however, seems that the wider public is not fully aware how the procedure under Article 7 is supposed to function in practice, due to its complexity. Hence, the goal of this infographic is to explain what does Article 7 stand for and present the process of activating it, by providing a step-by-step illustration. Furthermore, the infographic shows what have been the issues of concerns in Hungary and Poland, as well as the current status of Article 7 procedure in those countries.

    Authors: Anesa Omeragić

    The EU Electoral Reform Efforts

    All across the EU, it has become quite common to label the modus operandi of the EU as ineffective, its institutional set-up as undemocratic and its politics as far removed from European citizens. 

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić

    From the Bulgarian to the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU

    While Bulgaria has recognised providing a clear European perspective for the WB countries as its first priority, Estonia has rather kept its centre of interest and activities on the Digital Single Market, while omitting enlargement from its top priorities; as for Austria, it is expected that it will direct its attention mostly on the issues of immigration and security, while simultaneously aiding the EU perspective of the region.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić

    Away with the enlargement bogeyman

    The enlargement of the European Union to the Western Balkans is still an uncertainty, fifteen years after the countries of the region were promised a European perspective at the 2003 Thessaloniki Summit.

    Authors: Milena Lazarević

    Evidence-based and inclusive policymaking in the Western Balkans

    The space for civil society contribution has been gradually shrinking across the Western Balkans, making it harder for civil society organisations to actively take part in the policymaking process in their home countries.

    Authors: Sena Marić | Strahinja Subotić

    Brexit Timeline

    In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, while in 2017, it triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which sets the two-year timeframe for settling the divorce between the two. As no EU member state has withdrawn from the Union ever before, the negotiations have seen numerous challenges and unpredictable hurdles. What are the key issues of the negotiations? How have the negotiations developed so far? What happens after the negotiations are over? CEP’s new infographic provides illustrated answers to these questions.

    Authors: Anesa Omeragić

    Civil Society and Policy Making in the Visegrad Group Countries

    It is our immense pleasure to share with you a collection of articles produced within the project Raising capacities and advocacy potential towards more substantive involvement of CSOs of V4 and WB6.

    Authors: TEN

    Serbia’s progress and preparation for EU membership

    2018 Assessment by the European Commission, which analyzes the results achieved between October 2016 and February 2018.

    Authors: Anesa Omeragić

    Road towards the EU – how does it look like?

    How does the country’s road to the EU begin? Which steps precede getting candidate status? Which is the last step before becoming a member of the Union?

    Authors: Anesa Omeragić

    Western Balkans and its path towards the EU

    Where are the Western Balkan countries on their path towards the EU? Which countries have candidate status and which (yet) don’t? Which countries have started accession negotiations and how many negotiating chapters they have opened?

    Authors: Anesa Omeragić
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