Tag Archives: James Ker-Lindsay

Nov 18 2015

Experts react: EU progress reports 2015

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On 10 November, a month later than usual, the European Commission released its annual reports on the progress achieved by EU candidate and potential candidate countries. We asked seven experts in the region to give their responses to the key … Continue reading

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Oct 6 2015

James Ker-Lindsay on the refugee crisis: “I have never seen the EU so utterly divided and working against the very principles upon which it was built”

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How has the refugee crisis affected countries in South Eastern Europe? In a discussion on the situation in Serbia, Croatia and Hungary, James Ker-Lindsay argues that with no country – Germany included – managing to get all of their moves … Continue reading

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Jan 28 2015

Serbia holds a position few others in Europe can match – but is yet to find how to use it

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‘Serbia certainly holds a position that few other states in Europe can match: it is a country that is seeking EU membership, and yet also has long standing close ties to Russia. However, it needs to be clear about how … Continue reading

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Oct 9 2014

Experts react: EU progress reports 2014

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On Wednesday 8 October, outgoing Enlargement Commissioner Štefan Füle announced the Commission’s annual reports on the progress achieved by EU candidate and potential candidate countries. Our experts give an overview of the reports’ main takeaways for each country.  James Ker-Lindsay: “Serbia: It’s time … Continue reading

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Jun 10 2014

Özersay: Cyprus cannot follow Bosnian failure

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The Turkish Cypriot Chief Negotiator, Kudret Özersay, told London audience that they need to take Greek concerns into consideration if a peace deal is ever to be reached. “We must not create a new Bosnia in the Eastern Mediterranean”, said Özersay. Michael … Continue reading

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Jun 9 2014

Europe is increasingly worried about the state of media freedom in Serbia

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Translation from the Serbian language of the article “Evropa sve više brine zbog slobode medija u Srbiji” (by M. Stojanović), appeared on Danas on 9 June 2014 London, Belgrade – It has become apparent that there is  an escalating concern … 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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Apr 16 2014

Dreams of Secession – the case of Sardinia

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Theodora Vasilopoulou, a journalist at the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, asked LSEE’s Dr James Ker-Lindsay if the Canton Marittimo initiative has any chance of success – could Sardinia become the 27th canton of Switzerland? As debates on the parallels between Kosovo and Crimea … Continue reading

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Mar 18 2014

Serbian elections – the view from the UK

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The 16 March 2014 extraordinary parliamentary elections in Serbia were marked by a landslide victory by the Serbian Progressive Party (Srpska Napredna Stranka – SNS). While the success of the party and of its popular leader, the former Deputy PM Aleksandar … Continue reading

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Feb 2 2014

Serbia’s EU accession talks will be a long and difficult process: the chief negotiator should pick her battles sparingly

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As of January 2014, Serbia has officially embarked on its path towards European integration. What would be the best words of advice for Tanja Miščević, Serbia’s Chief Negotiator? Dr James Ker-Lindsay, LSEE Senior Research Fellow, gives his opinion. The start of … Continue reading

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