Category Archives: Balkans

Apr 13 2016

From Hybrid Peace to Human Security: Rethinking EU Strategy towards Conflict

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A recent publication of likely interest to Euro Crisis in the Press readers is the The Berlin Report of the Human Security Study Group. Entitled ‘From Hybrid Peace to Human Security: Rethinking EU Strategy towards Conflict’, it was presented to … Continue reading

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Dec 23 2014

Financing of the Media in South East Europe

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By Marko Milosavljević When looking at the market potential of a particular market, we usually analyse a number of factors: size of the nation market; GDP; advertising market and shares and trends within specific segments, such as TV, digital, print; size/reach … Continue reading

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Nov 18 2014

Too Small, Too Personal

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By Sally Broughton Micova  Media laws in Macedonia and Slovenia are largely in line with international standards. Yet to guarantee a transparent system and independent reporting this is not enough. In April 2014 the Republic of Macedonia held its fourth … Continue reading

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Aug 11 2014

Plagiarism Frenzy in Serbia: In Deep Mud

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By Natalija Miletic A spate of plagiarism scandals has been shaking Serbia’s political and university life, with issues being raised about political parties’ and public officials’ malpractices in obtaining PhD degrees, and about the integrity of Serbian higher education in … Continue reading

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Sep 24 2013

Taming the Bear? Germany and Europe’s Fragile Eastern Frontier

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By Kevork Oskanian Over the past few years, the EU’s monetary woes have placed Germany’s central role within the European project in the limelight.  Its sheer economic weight made its agreement to the various bail-outs and rescues mandatory; the Merkel government’s … Continue reading

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Jun 26 2013

‘Two Croatias’ at the finish line, not one of them a winner

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By Vanja Figenwald and Kristina Kardum It’s no surprise to many that an economic crisis almost always bears the same unwanted children and Croatia, soon to be the 28th member of the European Union, is no exception. Xenophobia, prejudice, scape-goat … Continue reading

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Jun 20 2013

EU Conditionality or Crisis-Induced Compromises: Why Serbia agreed to be Cooperative in Kosovo Negotiations

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By Ivana Popovic Is EU conditionality most effective at times of heightened “demand” by a would-be member state? Yes, many would say. The argument goes that prospective member states are more vulnerable to give in to Brussels’ pressure in the … Continue reading

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May 23 2013

Elections and the Quest for a ‘Stable’ Electoral System in Kosovo

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By Shqipe Mjekiqi Since the talks between Kosovo and Serbia ended with an agreement between the two countries on 19th May, a great deal of EU attention has focused on the implementation of that agreement. The two Prime Ministers were invited to … Continue reading

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