The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies from Belgrade (CEAS) hopes that despite Christmas and New Year holidays on the one hand, and complex developments in the Middle East on the other, the Western international community will find the resources to pay adequate attention and to the growing tensions in relations between the Republic of Serbia and Montenegro. They have been provoked by the adoption of the controversial Law on Freedom of Religion or Belief and the Legal Status of Religious Communities, which will take effect in Montenegro on January 8, 2020.
With the ongoing Balkan Summit in Albania #MiniSchengen, as we wait for the dialogue with Pristina to be resumed, please check out the latest report issued by the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) in Belgrade regarding the relations between Belgrade and Pristina and possible ways towards their formalization - Don't Break the Principles.
CEAS New Comprehensive Research “Serbia and the New Horizons – Citizens on Security Challenges, NATO, USA, Kosovo and Regional Cooperation”
Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) from Belgrade presents new comprehensive research results “Serbia and the New Horizons – Citizens on Security Challenges, NATO, USA, Kosovo and Regional Cooperation” which CEAS commissioned from the Center for Free Elections and Democracy (CeSID). Research was conducted in early November 2019 on a representative sample of 1.000 citizens of Serbia with Computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) technique.
Jelena Milic’s, director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, Belgrade, Serbia case study
The case study suggests several principles for U.S. and other experts reporting on the Western Balkans in the second decade of the 21st century, and in particular on Serbia Kosovo relations and possible outlook of an agreement on formalization of relations based on her assessment of October 2019 report "Five Principles for U.S. Special Envoy to Guide Peace Talks Between Kosovo and Serbia" by Luke Coffey and Daniel Kochis. In the mentioned report the authors, among other things, invite Amb. Richard Grenell the new U.S. envoy for Belgrade –Pristina peace talks, to be patient with Kosovo’s progress and to keep eyes wide open when dealing with Serbia.
In the first version of the document posted on our website, Bulgaria was mistakenly noted as an EU member state which did not recognize Kosovo’s independence.
During the editing process of the text omission occurred and one half sentence was missing in the first version of the document (at the page six).
Current version of the PDF document, attached below is the one with corrected text. CEAS apologizes for these oversights.
What a Difference a Year Makes - Comparative reading and analysis of the April 2018 and August 2019 draft versions of the National Security and Defense Strategies
In the new Report, What a Difference a Year Makes, the Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies from Belgrade (CEAS) presents a comparative analysis of the draft versions of the new National Security Strategy (NSS) and National Defense Strategy (NDS), which the government of the Republic of Serbia approved on 8th August 2019 and passed on to the National Assembly for consideration, in versions that had undergone public discussion back in the spring of 2018. Bearing in mind all the significant changes of circumstances on global, regional and local level that have happened since spring 2018 on one hand, and some significant nuances in the new versions of Serbian strategic documents endorsed in late summer 2019 on the other, CEAS calls this report – What a Difference a Day Makes - a tribute to its songwriters in Spanish and English, and especially to Dinah Washington and her legendary album What a diff”rence a day makes!
RASHOMON - New CEAS Report - Analysis of the bilateral relations between Serbia and China and their impact on the continuation of Serbia's democratization, EU integration and cooperation with NATO and the Member States
The Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) from Belgrade, Serbia, has published a new report titled RASHOMON - Analysis of the bilateral relations between Serbia and China and their impact on the continuation of Serbia's democratization, EU integration and cooperation with NATO and the Member States.