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European Integration of the Western Balkan - Can the V4 Countries Serve as Role Models?

Authors: Jelica Minic, Dragan Djukanovic, Hana Semanic, Tomas Strazay, Marta Szpala, Michal Vit

Belgrade, May 2015

Area: regional cooperation, european integration


The study deals with the results of the great EU expansion in 2004 and its impact on internal reforms in the Visegrad Group countries (V4), as well as related adjustments within the EU. It aimed to identify practical lessons for Serbia and the Western Balkans (WB) which could make the EU enlargement process towards this region faster and more efficient.








South Stream: Business Deal of the Century or Lawsuit of the Century?

Author: Vladimir Medovic

Belgrade, June 2014

Area: Energy


Announced as one of the most important construction endeavor expected to provide additional volumes of Russian gas to the European Union, the South Stream project threatens to grow into a major international dispute. Six member states of the EU and Serbia, as a member of the Energy Community, entered into a bilateral international agreements with Russia, dropping out of sight that some of the provisions of these agreements are at variance with the rules and regulations of the EU and the Energy Community. This created conditions for the emergence of international legal dispute between the European Union and Russia, which escalated under the circumstances caused by the international crisis in Ukraine. Caught in the dispute between the two global powers, Serbia found itself in a precarious legal situation, pressed by conflicting liabilities under the Treaty of the Energy Community, and obligations under the international agreement with Russia. Based on legal analysis of the problems related to the construction of the South Stream pipeline, the aim of this study is to demonstrate how this came about, what are the possible outcomes and what are the consequences and prospects for the realization of this undoubtedly important project. 








Improvement of Strategic and Operative Planning System in the Republic of Serbia

Author: Ognjen Miric

Beograd, april 2014

Area: EU pre-accession funds


The system of planning public policy in Serbia is not yet fully developed. As reforms so far have been limited in scope and effect, they require further support and attention. The improvement of strategic planning is becoming more important over time as a sectoral approach needs to be introduced for the 2014-2020 IPA funds and deficiencies need to be overcome. Hence the upcoming period requires a focusing of activities on the optimisation of sectoral strategies, their qualitative improvement and the development of methods that define both the priorities and content of strategic & action plans.










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