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    Experts react: Aleksandar Vučić wins Serbia’s presidential election

Experts react: Aleksandar Vučić wins Serbia’s presidential election

Serbia held a presidential election on 2 April, with Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić projected to have won the contest in the first round. We asked some of our contributors for their response to the election, what the result means for Vučić, and where it leaves the country moving forward.

Dimitar Bechev: “Vučić’s election paves the way to the consolidation […]

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    Croatia’s blocking of Serbia’s EU integration: Another case of bilateral conditionality in the Balkans

Croatia’s blocking of Serbia’s EU integration: Another case of bilateral conditionality in the Balkans

Croatia, which joined the EU in July 2013, is currently blocking Serbia’s EU accession process by raising complaints over progress made in the two negotiation chapters linked to the rule of law. Marko Kmezić points out that Croatia is alone among EU member states in raising these issues, but suggests that Serbia should quickly address Croatia’s concerns so the accession […]

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Experts react: EU progress reports 2015

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 points raised for each state. (If you are interested in how this compares to last year’s reports, the 2014 […]

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    Serbia’s EU progress report: no progress for press freedom

Serbia’s EU progress report: no progress for press freedom

The European Commission published its annual ‘Progress Reports’ on candidate and potential candidate states on 10 November. In the report on Serbia, one of the issues in which no progress was deemed to be made over the last year was media freedom. Marko Kmezić writes that discussions over freedom of the press in Serbia have recently been raised by […]

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