A State of Emergency and a Pandemic: Constitutional Frameworks Analysis

In Bosnia and Herzegovina the term human rights is a platitude mostly used for daily political purposes without real understanding of the term, and especially without raised awareness of effective mechanisms for human rights protection.


Instrumenti zelene tranzicije: održivi razvoj, cirkularna, bioekonomija i kreativna ekonomija

Cirkularna je ekonomija implementacija koncepta održivog razvoja u području gospodarstva, odnosno konkretizacija ideje održive ekonomije. Hrvatska je u području implementacije koncepta cirkularne ekonomije na začelju Europske unije.



Jobwende: Effects of the Energiewende on Work and Employment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns that greenhouse gas emissions will have to be reduced to zero by 2050 at the latest if global warming is to be limited to 1.5 °C. If we fail to achieve that objective, we risk setting in motion mechanisms whose consequences are almost impossible to predict – and today still appear abstract and unreal. The current scientific consensus suggests that the effects will far exceed the increase in extreme weather events already observed. We face the irredeemable destruction of entire ecosystems, and with them the livelihoods of whole societies.


Green Recovery and Social Democracy: Programmatic Challenges for a Climate-neutral Europe

Social democrats in Europe should use the Green Deal to bring together key issues such as climate protection, decent work, social cohesion and economic development in a renewed drive for progress and recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic


Democracy and the State of Emergency Political Battles Emerging out of the Corona Crisis in the Western Balkans, Croatia and Slovenia Report Two

This is the second in a series of reports which sets out to analyse the effects of the Corona crisis management on institutions, political and civil rights, parties, civil society, as well as external factors. While the governments have managed to prevent the healthcare systems from collapse, we can see a gradual relaxation of the measures affecting civil and political rights. The fight against the Corona pandemic is becoming more and more of a political battle demonstrating clearly the different strengths and weaknesses of the respective democracies.



Political Trends & Dynamics Special Edition The COVID-19 Pandemic in Southeast Europe: Experiences on the Ground

The global COVID-19 pandemic will long be remembered as an inflection point in personal life as well as in global politics and history. While the full scope and depth of the crisis – in terms of public health but also economics and social politics in its entirety – cannot yet be fully predicted, its costs will be doubtlessly severe. But the world is being remade, we know that much.


People on move deprived of human rights: Refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina without human rights

A new, temporary refugee and migrant accommodation center, with the capacity to accommodate up to 3,000 people, will open in mid-April in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The center will be in the village of Lipa, 22 kilometers south-east of Bihać, in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. The camp will be opened for habitation for migrants set up in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and restrictive measures that have been in force in this country since the beginning of March, impacting alike BiH citizens, refugees and migrants who are already in this country. The current number of refugees and migrants in BiH is difficult to establish with any precision. However, some estimates put the number at in excess of 7,000 people.



Energy geopolitics in the Balkans: Geopolitics and European integration of the Western Balkans

The Western Balkans remain poorly connected in terms of infrastructure, with an atomized energy market, burdened with political instability, which negatively affects the region's energy security. External actors, most notably Russia and China, exploit the clientelist approach of political elites in the region thus opposing the implementation of the goals of the Energy Community in the Western Balkan countries.


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