27 Oct 2014
Russia in Serbia – Soft Power and Hard Interests
Author: Marta Szpala
Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
This commentary examines Russia’s relations with Serbia as well as what part these ties play in Moscow’s relations with the EU.
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8 Oct 2014
Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe 3/2014
Author: Tamara H Jovanovic, Melanie H Ram, Kennet Lynggaard, Katharina Crepaz, Angela K Bourne
European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
This issue of JEMIE discusses the issue of Europeanization, which is the adaptation to European-level norms and rules by EU member states, and how it applies to policies affecting minorities within these states.
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6 Oct 2014
Moldova – Heading into a Hot Autumn
Author: Amanda Paul
European Policy Centre (EPC)
This brief discusses the challenges facing Moldova following its signing of an Association Agreement (AA) with the EU.
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How Should we Deal with the Discrimination and Dysfunction in Bosnia and Herzegovina?
Author: Tomáš Dopita
Institute of International Relations (IIR)
This paper discusses the EU's relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as what steps the Union could take to incite leaders in the country to renew the process of European integration.
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Civil Society in the EU Integration of the Western Balkans
Author: Tomasz Żornaczuk, Gledis Gjipali, Blerta Hoxha, Geron Kamberi, Katarina Cvikl, Mirela Hodović, Dragan Vujanović, Fatmir Curri, Branko Milutinović, Branislav Nesović, Naim Osmani, Qëndresa Sulejmani, Goce Kocevski, Biljana Kotevska, Jovana Marović, Vlado Dedović, Marija Vuksanović, Siniša Volarević, Nenad Bosiljčić, Bojan Elek, Marko Savković
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This paper assesses the progress that each country in the Western Balkans is making in meeting the acquis required for membership to the EU.
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Dealing with Turkey After Ukraine: Why the EU Should Let the Enlargement Approach Go
Author: Antoaneta L Dimitrova
Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) /
Stiftung Mercator /
Istanbul Policy Center (IPC)
This paper examines the state of EU-Turkey relations and argues that European accession negotiations no longer provide the most suitable framework for ties between the Union and Ankara.
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