EMinS Research Forum prepares analysis and research related to bilateral and multilateral relations amongst Southeast European countries. Therefore the researchers propose concrete solutions to the numerous issues affecting Serbia’s relations with its neighbours and affirm multilateral forms of cooperation. Analysis and research is based on Serbia’s necessity to establish better relations with regional actors so as to accelerate EU integration.
Relations between the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia & Herzegovina: defining new policy
Authors: Dragan Djukanovic and Jasminka Kronja
Belgrade, Novembar 2011
The text highlights the numerous problems that prevent the consolidation of relations between the Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Starting with border demarcation, and continuing with the problems related to transitional justice, the status of pre-war property rights and the situation of refugees in both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, the article provides a comprehensive overview of the outstanding issues in Serbian-BiH state relations. Thus the authors suggest a more active and constructive approach for both countries with the primary aim of stabilizing the complex internal situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The study is available only in Serbian.
Regional Cooperation on the Western Balkans – what next?
Authors: Jelica Minic, Dragan Djukanovic and Jasminka Kronja
Format: Policy Analysis
Belgrade, May 2014
Following the accession of Croatia to the European Union in 2013, the contemporaneous structures and mechanisms of regional cooperation in the Western Balkans require adjustments. The future development of regional cooperation is dependent on the dynamics of bilateral and multilateral relations in the Western Balkans, especially the strengthening of existing institutional frameworks and increasing their capability to support regional cooperation. The EU-Western Balkan ministerial conference, held in Thessaloniki on the 8th of May 2014, reaffirmed the European perspective of the Western Balkans, but emphasised regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations as important components requiring improvement, specifically stressing the harmonious development of regional infrastructure.The aforementioned policy paper and accompanying public debate aim to contribute to a better monitoring and greater understanding of the latest trends in multilateral cooperation, relating these to the expectations and requirements of the EU. Additionally the text and event hope to provide relevant policy and decision-makers with the possible and necessary measures to improve policy in this field.
The entire study is available only in Serbian.