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| Publication, Publication Political Trends & Dynamics

Within the last PTD in 2023, join us on a journey into Southeast Europe's future as geopolitical shifts reshape the region. In this edition, our experts forecast SEE dynamics by 2030, offering critical tools for decision-making amidst global transformations. From the reverberations of the conflict in Ukraine to challenges in EU integration and the complex relations of the region with foreign actors, this volume argues for a recalibration of strategies for genuine progress.

 

The authors Vesna Pusić, Dušan Reljić, and Katerina Kolozova also emphasize other challenges, like that of depopulation and economic disparities hindering growth, and propose innovative social policies, including the promotion of immigration, to address depopulation…


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| Publication, Publication Social Democratic Politics and Values

Over the past century, interethnic relations between Albanians and Serbs have been defined by nationalism that has proven to be unhelpful and unsupportive of the resolution of tensions. Since the beginning of the 20th century, authentic social democratic positions have remained on the political and social margins primarily due to permanent power-related struggles in realpolitikal, rudimentary conditions of social and political mainstream activity. Nationalist ideologies have proven time and again to promote conflict and divisions for their own purposes.


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| Publication, Publication Political Trends & Dynamics

In today's hyper-connected society, cyberspace is closely intertwined with our daily existence, influencing everything from public services to private interactions. But this convenience comes at a price, as our collective security is interconnected with the threats of data breaches, ransomware, cyber violence, and others. Europe and the United States have initiated groundbreaking efforts to establish a robust regulatory framework to combat these challenges. However, Southeast Europe, despite its proximity to Eastern Europe - where significant cyberattacks, often originating from Russia, have been documented for years - has been slow to address cybersecurity concerns, leaving itself exposed to attacks.


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| Publication, Publication Political Trends & Dynamics

Over the past few decades, migration dynamics have significantly shaped Southeastern Europe as a region. Most recently, Southeast Europe has been affected by the transit of refugees and migrants from other regions, and many of its citizens are emigrating. Unfortunately - regardless of the type of migration, no trend has received adequate reactions from government officials.


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24.04.2023 | Publication Social and Economic Justice, News, Social Democratic Politics and Values, Event

Europeanization or marginalization? Despite the European Union’s (EU) emphasis on the free movement of workers within the EU as part of the “Europeanization” of migration policy, national borders continue to shape various forms of precarious employment and precarious lives.

 

Aleksandra Lakić is a sociologist with a background in political sciences, she works as a researcher and program manager at Zajedničko Platform.


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| Publication, Publication Political Trends & Dynamics

This winter, eyes across Europe are on thermostats and energy bills, and concerns over energy supplies are overwhelmingly present. The threat of energy poverty is particularly high in Southeast Europe. This edition of Political Trends and Dynamics gathers insight from experts on what the winter ahead is going to mean for the region. With contributions from Stefan Bouzarovski, Marta Szpala, Simon Uzunov, Slavica Robić and an interview with Julian Popov, this edition discusses the different angles of the energy crisis that seems to be looming on the horizon since the aggression on Ukraine – and the potential solutions in taking on an active role in the energy transition. Our authors, scholars and practitioners in the field of energy,…


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05.12.2022 | Publication, Publication Social Democratic Politics and Values, News, Social Democratic Politics and Values

Ahead of tomorrow's EU - Western Balkans summit, we are sharing a reflection on a proposal that has raised a few eyebrows among the Western Balkans countries: European Political Community (EPC).


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| Publication, Publication Social Democratic Politics and Values

The launch of the European Political Community (EPC) has taken the Western Balkans aback. Yet the need for political engagement on strategic issues that are not limited to EU accession is more pressing than ever. Overly marketed, the EPC risks propagating delusive expectations among would-be Member states. Before the next meeting takes place in Chisinau, the Western Balkans need to gain clarity on the EPC's purpose, design and functioning, as well as the role the EU is to play therein. Rather than turning into one more big forum dedicated to intergovernmental cooperation, the EPC could become a political framework in which alliances are being forged across continental Europe by progressive governments seeking to bolster European…


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