CEAS representative at the Balkan Forum on Regional cooperation

Belgrade, 5.2.2013.

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Jelena Milić will take part in the Balkan Forum on Regional Cooperation, organized by the Rockfeller Borthers Fund, in the period 7-9 February, 2013 in Thessaloníki. Amongst the participants is Ashraf Ghani, one of the founders of the Institute for State Effectiveness, from Washington, USA.

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European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2013: Introduction

European Council on Foreign Relations

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In the introduction to the first edition of the Scorecard, we wrote that in 2010 Europe had been distracted by the euro crisis. In the introduction to the second edition, we wrote that in 2011 Europe had been diminished by the crisis. By the end of 2012, the crisis had become less acute but still not been solved – far from it. In fact, for the third year in a row, European leaders continued to devote more time to worrying about Europe’s financial health than its geopolitical role. Europe’s image and soft power continued to fade around the world (though this is difficult to quantify), while its resources for defence and international affairs kept eroding. But European foreign policy did not unravel in 2012. In fact, the EU managed to preserve the essence of its acquis diplomatique as the EEAS, which did not even exist two years earlier, continued to develop and consolidate its role.

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The Nordic countries: The next supermodel

The Economist, 2.2.2013.

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SMALLISH countries are often in the vanguard when it comes to reforming government. In the 1980s Britain was out in the lead, thanks to Thatcherism and privatisation. Tiny Singapore has long been a role model for many reformers. Now the Nordic countries are likely to assume a similar role.

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The Terror-Stricken Will

Jelena Milić, foreword for the third issue of the The New Century

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„The Government of Dačić and Vučić is the first government after the one led by Zoran Đinđić which truly leads Serbia into the European Union and which attempts in realistic terms to solve the Kosovo issue. This Government has realized that there is only one European policy, which is independent from both left- and right-wing ideology and of nationalism and of civic orientation. Serbia has got a list of obligations with respect to the EU and Kosovo and Ivica Dačić and Aleksandar Vučić are working to tick off the boxes on the list. I support this government because someone will finally solve the issue of Kosovo because Kosovo is a condition of all conditions for pulling Serbia from the European bottom and changing of its ugly face.“


Vesna Pešić, sociologist, January 2013

   

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