Posted: Oct 27, 2020
Kosovo is a small country, which in 2008 declared its independence.Kosovo is making efforts to become a respected partner in the international arena, as well as to become a full member of the European Union in the coming years, which is why the rule of law and justice are so important here. People in Kosovo support the foundations of democracy, such as freedom of assembly and speech, inclusion and equality, minority rights and other rights. Further efforts are needed to fight organized crime and corruption, and to build administrative capacity in law enforcement and the judiciary in order to make European perspectives a reality.
Posted: Oct 20, 2020
It has been a year since Serbia opened any chapter in the EU accession negotiations. At the same time, the Report of the European Commission is coming out, according to which, as it turned out, we have moved even further away from the EU, instead of closing some chapters and moving to new ones, we have been standing still for a year. What does this mean for young people in Serbia? The non-existence of the rule of law, political pluralism, great social inequality, affects the entire Serbian population and prevents a quality life.
Posted: Oct 13, 2020
On October 6th 2020 the EU Commission published the 2020 Enlargement Package with the progress reports regarding candidate and potential candidate countries. This year Enlargement Package was done according to the newly adopted negotiation methodology and together with the comprehensive Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, which has aim to support regional long-term economic recovery, to foster regional integration and convergence with the European Union.
Posted: Oct 6, 2020
An independent judiciary, strong institutions, free media, non-discrimination, irreproachable political elites - for now, are still unfulfilled dreams of the citizens of the Western Balkans. The rule of law is one of the most frequently mentioned phrases in the context of the region's progress towards membership in the European Union.
Posted: Sep 29, 2020
Although Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as well as the Optional Protocol on 12 March 2010, and the Convention entered into force on 11 April 2010, the overall position of persons with disabilities in Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina is extremely unfavorable. Ratification of the mentioned Convention in practice means that the state is obliged to ensure equal rights and opportunities for persons with disabilities to be included in all spheres of social life.
Posted: Sep 22, 2020
Albanian European Integration has been understood as a process where each step has to be implemented properly and In the course of the process, Albania will have to implement fundamental, far reaching reforms.
Posted: Sep 15, 2020
Would you like to contribute to our blog? In an effort to foster debate about European perspective and the future of the Western Balkans as an integral part of the EU, we are inviting experts, practitioners and young people to contribute to our Blog within the Regional Youth Compact project.
Posted: Sep 7, 2020
We are facing a very difficult situation at the moment but we can also take advantages out of it, if we use all that time properly. One of the most sensitive topics for me during these time, has been our fundamentals rights and the danger they are facing. Till now several governments have been giving to their self much more power than democracy predicts. For example, Albania has derogated from the European Convention of Human Rights.
Posted: Aug 31, 2020
Never before, at least in the known history available to us, has anything like this circus, that we are currently experiencing, happened. It doesn’t seems scary, it’s not a war. It's not painful, except it hurts common sense from looking at screens or walls, or the same people every day. In effect, most of us feel good or fat.
But the changes are big and will have permanent consequences.
Posted: Aug 25, 2020
In mid-March this year, a terrible monster called a corona appeared. The media started bombarding us with news about the corona. I have not seen any media that does not speak on this topic, I have not seen the voice of reason, I have not seen influential people put themselves on the front, there is no academic community to direct its herds, its peoples. Fear and nervousness crept in among the people, people began to panic.
Little by little, almost all segments of society began to close. Kindergartens and schools were closed, religious facilities were closed, sports stopped, some measures were introduced that I thought I would no longer experience like curfew. Many people lost their jobs, service activities and tourism closed. The routine has changed.
We slowly got used to the new situation. Like it or not, the corona changes our lives.