Bilateral Disputes Conundrum – Infographic

The infographic is prepared by Marika Djolai and Zoran Nechev and it is based on their BiEPAG policy brief “Bilateral Disputes conundrum: Accepting the past and finding solutions for the Western Balkans”, which is available at the following link: http://www.biepag.eu/2018/04/28/bilateral-disputes-conundrum-accepting-the-past-and-finding-solutions-for-the-western-balkans/

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Bilateral Disputes Conundrum – Infographic

The infographic is prepared by Marika Djolai and Zoran Nechev and it is based on their BiEPAG policy brief “Bilateral Disputes conundrum: Accepting the past and finding solutions for the Western Balkans”, which is available at the following link: http://www.biepag.eu/2018/04/28/bilateral-disputes-conundrum-accepting-the-past-and-finding-solutions-for-the-western-balkans/

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Resolution of Bilateral Disputes: A Year of Positive Developments in the Western Balkans

In what for the UK is tropical heat, the fifth Western Balkans Summit took place in London on 9 and 10 July 2018. For me, it has a special significance. I have been living in the UK for the best part of the last 20 years, and to see a promotion of the Western Balkans…

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Macedonia’s EU accession: Why the quality of governance is the best (if not the only) option

Photo: Reuters   “Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”  – Abraham Lincoln The Macedonian government has managed to re-attract the focus of the EU and NATO in the past few months. The diplomatic teams have worked hard…

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At the London Margins: What does the Next Decade hold for the Western Balkans?

LONDON – At the margins of the London Summit, which will be held in the framework of the Berlin Process on July 9 and 10, at Chatham House, the British Royal Institute for International Affairs, an event dedicated to the Western Balkans titled “Beyond Berlin: What Does the Next Decade Hold for the Western Balkans?” will…

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The Skopje-Athens Agreement: A view from the margins [1]

Photo: Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras (L) and FYROM prime minister Zoran Zaev (R) shake hands after their arrival on Macedonian side of the Lake Prespa, near Otesevo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Sunday. Photograph: Nake Batev/EPA   Author: Lura Pollozhani   Macedonia has been given its third chance at state-building. Its first…

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To make it or break it: Macedonia decision at the June European Council

Author: Simonida Kacarska (Director of the European Policy Institute, Macedonia)  The upcoming summit of the heads of state and government of the European Union member states, to be held at the end of June 2018, will be viewed with much interest from the Balkans. The last enlargement package in the autumn of 2016, under the…

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The Skopje-Athens agreement: A view from (North?) Macedonia

Alexis Tsipras, Zoran Zaev, Nikos Kotzias and Nikola Dimitrov; Photo: Tanjug / AP Photo / Yorgos Karahalis   Author: Zoran Nechev, Head of the Center for EU integration at the Institute for Democracy ‘Societas Civilis’ and member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG)   A week ago, the Macedonian and Greek prime…

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The Athens-Skopje agreement: A view from Greece

  In televised statements, Alexis Tsipras and Zoran Zaev, the Prime Ministers of Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia respectively, announced on Tuesday evening that they had reached a deal on the long-running name dispute. The full text of the agreement was eventually released to the public yesterday evening, and we may now…

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Erdoğan in Sarajevo: It’s my Party and I’ll campaign in Europe if I want to

Strolling through Baščaršija, Sarajevo’s old bazaar and cultural legacy of the Ottoman Empire, on any given day, you will probably encounter more Turks than any other nationality. Last weekend was no exception to that. Yet in addition to the tourists coming from Turkey, thousands of diaspora Turks from Germany, Austria, France, the Netherlands and the…

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