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SERBIA: SITTING BETWEEN TWO CHAIRS

SERBIA: SITTING BETWEEN TWO CHAIRS

While negotiating for the EU membership, Serbia continues to look eastward. What message t ...
The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin visited the Republic of Serbia on January 17th this year. During his first official visit to the country since 2014, Putin and the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić exchanged gifts, signed bilateral agreements, and shared desires of a strong alliance and bilateral partnership between the two countries in the future. The Russian President was welcomed warmly in the Serbian capital Belgrade ...

2019-03-02


The Berlin Process Accomplishments – Reflections after the London Summit 2018

The Berlin Process Accomplishments – Reflections after the London Summit 2018

After four consecutive years of cooperation between the Western Balkans countries and European Union Member States under the Berlin Process, the next summit, initially planned as the concluding one, occurred this July in London. More importantly, the summit was a reason for the leaders of the participating countries to gather and declare once more their mutual willingness for cooperation. The practical accomplishments of the summit comprised of ...

2018-10-08


RETURNING FOREIGN FIGHTERS, THE TRAP OF SOCIAL TENSIONS AND A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

RETURNING FOREIGN FIGHTERS, THE TRAP OF SOCIAL TENSIONS AND A RECIPE FOR SUCCESS

Over the last year counter terrorism experts and European policy makers alike have warned that the military defeat and the end of large scale ISIS presence in the Middle East may be the beginning of a new phase; the influx of returning foreign fighters. We all know that the numbers are immense, that the foreign fighters are battle hardened and, in many occasions, ultra-radicals. We also know that many will hardly be able to return to their origi ...

2018-04-05


SOFIA SECURITY FORUM PROPOSED TO INVITE THE WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES TO JOIN THE EU’s WORKING GROUPS IN SECURITY

SOFIA SECURITY FORUM PROPOSED TO INVITE THE WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES TO JOIN THE EU’s WORKING GROUPS IN SECURITY

On the Balkans the old risks and threats are intertwining with the new ones, such as radicalization, terrorism, returning foreign terrorist fighters, intrusion of new forms of radical ideologies, migration, and others. The reforms in the security sectors need to continue, in order to build effective and efficient mechanisms and structures to cope with the new challenges, which are in nature global and exceed by far the regional dimensions. We be ...

2018-03-12