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Serbia at risk of authoritarianism?

02-05-2019

Among the Western Balkan countries aspiring to EU membership, Serbia is seen as a frontrunner in terms of its democratic institutions, level of economic development and overall readiness for accession. However, in November 2018 opposition politician, Borko Stefanović, was beaten up by thugs, triggering a wave of protests that has spread across the country. Week after week, thousands have taken to the streets, accusing Serbian president, Aleksandar Vučić, and his Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of ...

Among the Western Balkan countries aspiring to EU membership, Serbia is seen as a frontrunner in terms of its democratic institutions, level of economic development and overall readiness for accession. However, in November 2018 opposition politician, Borko Stefanović, was beaten up by thugs, triggering a wave of protests that has spread across the country. Week after week, thousands have taken to the streets, accusing Serbian president, Aleksandar Vučić, and his Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) of authoritarian rule, attacks on independent media, electoral fraud and corruption. Although the protests only started recently, they highlight worrying longer-term trends. Press freedom has been in decline for several years, particularly since Vučić became prime minister in 2014. A large part of the media is now controlled either directly by the state or by pro-SNS figures. Independent journalists face threats and even violence, and perpetrators are rarely convicted. In the National Assembly, the governing coalition uses its parliamentary majority to systematically block meaningful discussions of legislative proposals. In protest, the opposition started a boycott of plenary debates in February 2019. The tone of verbal attacks by SNS politicians and their allies on independent media, the political opposition and civil society is often virulent. Criticising government policy is framed as betrayal of Serbian interests. The aim seems to be to marginalise critical voices while concentrating power in the hands of the SNS-led government. Elected to the mainly ceremonial role of president in 2017, Vučić nevertheless remains the dominant figure. If Serbia's drift towards authoritarianism continues, it could become a major obstacle to EU accession, for which 2025 has been mentioned as a possible date.

Albania: 2018 country report

27-11-2018

In November 2018, the European Parliament is due to debate a resolution on the European Commission’s 2018 enlargement report on Albania. The latest report notes that Albania has made progress on its five key priorities; however, corruption and political instability remain pervasive, meaning the country cannot move beyond the early stages of accession preparation.

In November 2018, the European Parliament is due to debate a resolution on the European Commission’s 2018 enlargement report on Albania. The latest report notes that Albania has made progress on its five key priorities; however, corruption and political instability remain pervasive, meaning the country cannot move beyond the early stages of accession preparation.

Kosovo: 2018 country report

27-11-2018

In November 2018, the European Parliament is due to debate a resolution on the European Commission’s 2018 country report on Kosovo. The latest progress report notes that Kosovo has had limited success in bringing forward EU-related reforms. It calls on government and opposition to work together in order to implement them.

In November 2018, the European Parliament is due to debate a resolution on the European Commission’s 2018 country report on Kosovo. The latest progress report notes that Kosovo has had limited success in bringing forward EU-related reforms. It calls on government and opposition to work together in order to implement them.

Mise en œuvre de l’accord d’association entre l’Union européenne et la Géorgie

07-11-2018

Quatre ans après la signature, en 2014, de l’accord d’association entre l’Union européenne et la Géorgie, et deux ans après son entrée en vigueur, le Parlement européen évalue le degré de mise en œuvre de cet accord et de l’accord de libre-échange approfondi et complet (ALEAC). La commission des affaires étrangères (AFET) du Parlement européen a rendu une évaluation positive, mais encourage dans le même temps la Géorgie à remédier à certaines lacunes dans des domaines tels que les normes en matière ...

Quatre ans après la signature, en 2014, de l’accord d’association entre l’Union européenne et la Géorgie, et deux ans après son entrée en vigueur, le Parlement européen évalue le degré de mise en œuvre de cet accord et de l’accord de libre-échange approfondi et complet (ALEAC). La commission des affaires étrangères (AFET) du Parlement européen a rendu une évaluation positive, mais encourage dans le même temps la Géorgie à remédier à certaines lacunes dans des domaines tels que les normes en matière de travail, la protection de l’environnement et les discriminations à l’égard des groupes vulnérables et des femmes. Le Parlement examinera ce sujet lors de sa session plénière de novembre I.

The Development of an Institutional Framework for the Implementation of the Association Agreements in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine: a comparative perspective

19-09-2018

In recent years the EU concluded Association Agreements, including the creation of a Comprehensive Free Trade Areas with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. These are amongst the most complex and comprehensive legal treaties concluded by the EU with third countries. The treaties place a profound obligation on the partner countries of legal approximation, that is, to undertake extensive, binding commitments to adopt vast swathes of the acquis in order to stimulate political and economic development and ...

In recent years the EU concluded Association Agreements, including the creation of a Comprehensive Free Trade Areas with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. These are amongst the most complex and comprehensive legal treaties concluded by the EU with third countries. The treaties place a profound obligation on the partner countries of legal approximation, that is, to undertake extensive, binding commitments to adopt vast swathes of the acquis in order to stimulate political and economic development and institutional modernisation. This study shows that creating the institutional framework for implementation is a challenging and drawn-out process. While all countries have made some progress with devising these mechanisms, they are short of the necessary political leadership, policy planning, administrative capacity and there is a dearth of budgetary planning to enable effective implementation. There is also a notable need to embed implementation into wider reform strategies. While these issues are being addressed on the part of the countries, the EU can assist them by providing the necessary systemic support in an integrated, sequenced and long-term way.

Auteur externe

Kataryna WOLCZUK, Professor of East European Politics, University of Birmingham and Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House, United Kingdom

Policy Departments' Monthly Highlights - April 2018

16-04-2018

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

The Monthly Highlights publication provides an overview, at a glance, of the on-going work of the policy departments, including a selection of the latest and forthcoming publications, and a list of future events.

Rebuilding the Iraqi State: Stabilisation, Governance, and Reconciliation

15-12-2017

The victory over the so-called Islamic State’s territorial rule presents a chance for the Government of Iraq to rebuild its state institutions and re-assert its authority. In this transition, will the Iraqi leadership move past cycles of failure and address the structural problems that perpetuate state weakness and facilitate the emergence of groups like ISIS? To answer this question, this paper analyses the challenges of short-term stabilisation programming with longer-term governance reform at ...

The victory over the so-called Islamic State’s territorial rule presents a chance for the Government of Iraq to rebuild its state institutions and re-assert its authority. In this transition, will the Iraqi leadership move past cycles of failure and address the structural problems that perpetuate state weakness and facilitate the emergence of groups like ISIS? To answer this question, this paper analyses the challenges of short-term stabilisation programming with longer-term governance reform at the local and national levels. It argues that, without establishing representative and responsive state institutions, the processes of reconciliation and integration will be unsuccessful. To conclude, this paper offers policy recommendations on how the EU can support the upcoming state-rebuilding process.

Auteur externe

Renad MANSOUR, Research Fellow, Chatham House, United Kingdom

Kosovo: rapport 2016

07-06-2017

En juin, à la suite des élections anticipées au Kosovo, le Parlement européen procèdera à un vote sur une résolution sur le rapport 2016 concernant le Kosovo. Elle appelle à rétablir le dialogue politique, demande que soient remplies, dans les meilleurs délais, les deux conditions fixées par la Commission pour la libéralisation du régime des visas, et que se poursuive l’engagement en faveur du dialogue avec Belgrade.

En juin, à la suite des élections anticipées au Kosovo, le Parlement européen procèdera à un vote sur une résolution sur le rapport 2016 concernant le Kosovo. Elle appelle à rétablir le dialogue politique, demande que soient remplies, dans les meilleurs délais, les deux conditions fixées par la Commission pour la libéralisation du régime des visas, et que se poursuive l’engagement en faveur du dialogue avec Belgrade.

Serbie: rapport de 2016

07-06-2017

En juin 2017, le Parlement européen mettra aux voix une résolution sur le rapport de 2016 concernant la Serbie, lequel constate les progrès de la. Serbie dans les négociations d’adhésion à l’Union ainsi que son programme rigoureux de réforme, et souligne que le dialogue avec le Kosovo et les réformes de l’état de droit demeurent des domaines d’action prioritaire.

En juin 2017, le Parlement européen mettra aux voix une résolution sur le rapport de 2016 concernant la Serbie, lequel constate les progrès de la. Serbie dans les négociations d’adhésion à l’Union ainsi que son programme rigoureux de réforme, et souligne que le dialogue avec le Kosovo et les réformes de l’état de droit demeurent des domaines d’action prioritaire.

FYR Macedonia: 2016 report

30-03-2017

In April 2017, the European Parliament is due to debate a resolution on the European Commission's 2016 enlargement report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The report acknowledges that during a politically turbulent 2016, the country failed to progress in key EU-related reform areas and even backtracked in some. Following the December 2016 elections, political uncertainty remains and the EU is urging prompt formation of a new government, a process currently blocked.

In April 2017, the European Parliament is due to debate a resolution on the European Commission's 2016 enlargement report on the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The report acknowledges that during a politically turbulent 2016, the country failed to progress in key EU-related reform areas and even backtracked in some. Following the December 2016 elections, political uncertainty remains and the EU is urging prompt formation of a new government, a process currently blocked.

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