Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 30 2014

The European elections in Central and Eastern EU states illustrate that the rise of Euroscepticism was far from uniform across Europe

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The key story to emerge from the European elections in countries like France and the UK was the rise of Euroscepticism, but does this narrative apply to all countries across Europe? Tim Haughton and Tereza Novotna present an analysis of … Continue reading

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May 30 2014

Western Balkans will need champions in an increasingly enlargement sceptic EU

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The results of the European Parliament elections will have been closely watched in the Western Balkans – and with good reason. Support for enlargement, undermined in recent years by the attention given to the financial crisis, is likely to diminish … Continue reading

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May 23 2014

European Parliament elections: the national campaigns in South East Europe

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European Parliament elections are being held on 22-25 May 2014, with voting already under way in some countries across Europe. Our staff (teaming up with EUROPP Blog and Greece@LSE) gives a final look at the national campaigns for each of the South … Continue reading

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May 19 2014

Floods in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia – verified links for donations

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Update 23.05: The #BalkanFloods Charity Event at the LSE was a success! LSE Students collected over £900 in support of flood evacuees.

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May 19 2014

Serbia’s Flood Prayers: Blame it on the LGBT Community

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“The Serbian Orthodox Church’s decision to use a flood-inspired supplicatory prayer as an opportunity to undermine the LGBT community and the 2014 Belgrade Pride is scandalous and deserves serious criticism. Should the close relationship between Church and government fully consolidate, the status … Continue reading

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May 19 2014

Devastating floods in Bosnia and Serbia call for implementation of EU supported extreme weather adaptation policies in the region

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Over the past few days, an unprecedented natural catastrophe has affected considerable portions of Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia. “Not enough attention is given to the irreversible process of climate change that is affecting the world. Bosnia and Serbia, poor countries … Continue reading

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May 19 2014

Five minutes with Tanja Miščević: “We want to use the EU accession process to change Serbia”

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Serbia was granted EU candidate status in 2012, with formal negotiations beginning in January 2014. In an interview with LSEE’s Tena Prelec and EUROPP’s Managing Editor Stuart Brown, the Chief Negotiator for the accession of the Republic of Serbia to … Continue reading

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May 15 2014

Match-making across enemy lines

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The anthropologist Armanda Hysa researched 13 cases (out of an esteemed 350) of unlikely couples: Serbian husbands and Albanian wives living in the largely rural Sandžak region, in Southern Serbia. “When the existence of a traditional family faces the danger … Continue reading

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May 8 2014

How international organisations disrupted the post-war labour market in former Yugoslavia

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 ‘Peace-building’ international organisations vitiated the economic course of post-Yugoslav countries by acting as periodical employers with no sustainable long-term strategy, argues Catherine Baker. This has occurred most of all in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo, where international intervention has taken place on the … Continue reading

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