Tag Archives: Serbia

Jul 31 2014

Russia sanctions: Balkan countries react

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Montenegro and Serbia’s strong economic ties with Russia are today sitting at odds with their respective bids to join Western institutions – as the war in Ukraine has left these countries with no other option than to take sides. How are … Continue reading

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Jul 17 2014

The Turkish-German Balkan equation

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Over the past two and a half centuries, relations between Turkey and Germany have come a long way – from the Prussian-Turkish friendship agreement in 1761 to a sui generis rivalry at the beginning of the new millennium. The two … 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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Jun 2 2014

Serbia: is the freedom of the press endangered?

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The devastating floods that hit the Balkans recently have put authorities under great pressure throughout the region. There are concerns, recently voiced by the OSCE, that the Serbian government has not responded to criticism with openness and transparency, instead trying to … 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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Apr 28 2014

Serbia has a new government: Hurrah or maybe not?

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Everything as expected: after March’s landslide victory of the Progressive Party, Aleksandar Vučić has been sworn in as Prime Minister with 198 votes in favour and 23 against last Sunday, 27 April. One month on, are his walloping promises looking … Continue reading

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