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  • Interested in a new EU Directive? Novelties introduced by newly adopted pieces of legislation in Serbia? Or are you interested in reviews of relevant reports or literature in the fields our work covers? CEP Presents covers these topics in short, concise, and informative manner, offering readers an opportunity to stay up-to-date with current developments in Serbia, its neighbouring region, or the EU.

    Europe Complete

    The Conference on the Future of Europe (CotFoE) presents a unique opportunity for citizens to discuss – at a European, national, regional and local level – how to shape the future of the old continent in terms of securing reforms that would lead towards progress, prosperity, and security. As these issues cannot be properly tackled without integrating the Western Balkans (WB) into the wider debates, European Policy Centre (CEP – Belgrade) has taken a proactive step forward by organising a high-level conference under the name EUROPE COMPLETE.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić | Miloš Pavković | Sava Mitrović

    Time of Crisis, Time for Think Tanks

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caught the world unprepared, think tanks included. Besides producing evidence-based analyses of the current events, think tanks utilise their expertise and experience to foresee potential challenges that lie ahead. Yet, this crisis has proven that even think tanks, a beacon of forward-looking thinking, have failed to anticipate the outbreak of the pandemic, as well as the immediate magnitude of its consequences.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić

    Serbia’s COVID-19 Diplomacy and the Outcomes of the Zagreb Summit

    The beginning of this year promised to reset the sluggish dynamics of Serbia’s EU accession path. Following the EU’s endorsement of the revised enlargement methodology, however, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the focus of the relationship between Serbia and the EU to economic recovery and questions of solidarity. Hence, the long-awaited EU-Western Balkans Summit which took place on 6 May 2020 has also adjusted its format and declaration to respond to these unprecedented times.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić | Aleksa Ilić

    #ThinkTanksMatter2020

    On 30 January 2020, the European Policy Centre – CEP hosted “The Future of Think Tanks and Policy Advice in the Context of Democratic Crises” conference.

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić

    European Union and the Western Balkans

    On 28 November 2018, in the framework of the current Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the European Policy Centre – CEP hosted a conference under the name “European Union and the Western Balkans: How to make the enlargement process more credible?”. The event was part of the Western Balkans Reflection Forum Initiative, launched by a network of European think tanks in support of the Berlin Process

    Authors: Strahinja Subotić

    Effects of the Pre-accession Assistance (IPA) on Strengthening of Administrative Capacities in the Western Balkans

    The European Court of Auditors recently published a special report on the impact of EU pre-accession assistance on strengthening the administrative capacity of the countries of the Western Balkans (WB).

    Authors: Miloš Đinđić | Sena Marić
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