The European Movement stands with the Belarusian people, who continue to take to the streets asking for free and fair elections and calling for the release of Sergei Tikhanovsky as well as all peaceful protesters, including opposition leaders, students, and human rights activists unlawfully intimidated, arrested, or inhumanely detained during the protests in Belarus. To this end, we [...]
This year’s iteration of the Belgrade Security Forum (BSF) will be held throughout the month of October 2020, as a series of online events. BSF is marking its first decade by saying “No Trust – No Peace”. More than 20 online panels, sessions, discussions and special events will be organized as a part of celebratory 10th [...]
Civil society and media will not give up the fight for a democratic and free Serbia The media and civil society organizations demand from the Ministry of Finance and the Administration for the Prevention of Money Laundering to immediately present the grounds for suspicion due to which they ordered the extraordinary collection of information about organizations, [...]
[Photo: Sanja Knežević] The European Movement in Serbia expresses deep concerns over the aggravated situation and violent unrests in Serbia in the past two days. The politicized management of the pandemic in recent months, unanswered suspicions of manipulation of data on the number of patients and deaths caused by COVID-19, as well as shifting the blame to [...]
Vladimir Medjak: The 2020 Parliamentary Elections in Serbia The Festival of Democracy or Legitimising the Backslide of Democracy?
Serbia is to hold regular parliamentary elections on June 21, 2020. They were originally called for April 24, 2020 but were postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak. The winner of these elections is already known since (political, financial and media) domination of the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (Srpska Napredna Stranka - SNS) is unchallenged . The only [...]
English Shqip Srpski Socio-political issues that have emerged or intensified during COVID-19 in the Western Balkans COVID-19 has been the most frequent word on the whole globe in the past several months. The pandemic has made the world united around a joint problem with which, almost everybody [...]
On the occasion of the release of the recent Freedom House “Nations in Transit” report in which Serbia found itself in the category of a “hybrid regime” instead of a democratic country for the first time in 17 years, we express serious concern for the state of democratic institutions in Serbia. We call on the Government [...]