Maja Poznatov

Enlargement 18-05-2017

UN officials concerned over Belgrade-Pristina talks

The chief of UNMIK, the UN mission in Kosovo, Zahir Tanin warned of rising tensions in Kosovo and weakening trust between Belgrade and Pristina during Tuesday’s UN Security Council session (16 May). EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 20-04-2017

Serbia unnerved by Albanian talk of union with Kosovo

A statement about a potential union between Albania and Kosovo, by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, has angered officials in Belgrade, who have asked Brussels to take a stand on the issue. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Elections 06-04-2017

Serbia to appoint new PM by June

Serbian President-elect Aleksandar Vučić, who scored a convincing victory in the first round of the election on 2 April, will take his time appointing his successor as prime minister, a position he's held a firm grip on for three years. EURACTIV.rs reports.
Enlargement 10-02-2017

Serbia-Croatia relations strained by the past

Relations between Belgrade and Zagreb are stuck. Frequently in crisis mode, their ties are beset by sharp rhetoric, especially during election periods, say Serbian and Croatian political analysts. Euractiv Serbia reports.
Enlargement 02-02-2017

Serbia: 7000 asylum seekers estimated in the country

After the closing of the Balkan route about a year ago, by which migrants and refugees mainly from the Middle East had arrived in the EU, there are some 7,000 in Serbia at the moment. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 19-01-2017

US imposes sanctions on Bosnian Serb leader

The US has introduced sanctions against Milorad Dodik, president of Republika Srpska, the Serb entity in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dodik has shrugged this off as futile vindictiveness by the outgoing US administration.
Enlargement 12-01-2017

Western Balkans enlargement: 2016 in review

In 2017, Serbia expects to see its membership negotiations with the EU intensify, despite a waning of regional enthusiasm for the bloc, due to concerns over its preoccupation with internal crises, such as Brexit. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 22-12-2016

EU-aspirant Serbia struggles to dismiss allegations of police corruption

A prominent Serbian NGO claims that the integrity of the country’s police has been weakened by politicisation and weak efforts in the fight against corruption. Interior ministry officials disagree and have highlighted upcoming regulatory improvements. EURACTIV Serbia reports.

Enlargement 16-11-2016

Commission: Serbia should acknowledge the remit of independent bodies

Serbia should improve its understanding of independent bodies, including the Ombudsman, while its parliament should be more active in overseeing the government, the European Commission said in its annual Progress Report for Serbia. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 10-11-2016

Serbia easily digests Commission’s ‘progress report’

The government in Belgrade is generally satisfied with the European Commission’s annual report on Serbia’s progress in European integration published on Wednesday (9 November), even though it might not agree with all of its conclusions. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 24-10-2016

Serbian flat taxpayers left in limbo for a second year

Some 250,000 entrepreneurs in Serbia are in limbo because authorities have not cleared their tax application for the second year in a row. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 19-09-2016

Serbia’s media privatisation leaves bitter aftertaste

The privatisation of media in Serbia has left the sector looking bleak. Many media providers have been shut down, more than 1,000 journalists and other media professionals have lost their jobs, and the survival of many of the privatised media is uncertain. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Global Europe 04-07-2016

Analysts: Brexit will slow EU enlargement in the Western Balkans

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the EU will have hurt the accession of Serbia, and other Western Balkans countries, analysts warn. It will slow accession down, but not stop it completely. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 21-06-2016

‘Good lawyers and bad judges’ in Serbia team up to free iconic defendants

‘Good lawyers and bad judges’ have freed the protagonists of a major cigarette trafficking affair, in a judicial case illustrating the myriad failings of Serbian law enforcement. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 24-05-2016

Journalists denounce ‘political’ dismissals at Serbian regional broadcaster

A protest rally was held in Novi Sad on 23 May over dismissals at the public Radio Television of Vojvodina, less than two weeks after the ruling Serbian Progressive Party, led by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, came to power in the province. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 12-04-2016

Tensions grow over Serbian accession talks

Croatia’s refusal to agree to the opening of Chapter 23 in Serbia’s EU accession negotiations has heightened tensions between the two countries, which, over the past six months, have grown significantly cooler. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 18-12-2015

Opening of chapters a historic step for Serbia

On 14 December, nearly two years after the launch of accession negotiations with the EU, Serbia opened the first two chapters, on financial control, and the normalization of relations with Kosovo. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 27-11-2015

Serbs question renewed US interest in Western Balkans

Visits by US Vice President Joseph Biden, and Secretary of State John Kerry, to the Western Balkans, just seven days apart, have been welcomed in the region as confirmation that Washington has not lost interest, after the major role it played in the 1990s.
Enlargement 20-10-2015

Serbia confirms it will not recognise Kosovo

Serbia plans to implement all the agreements it has made with Kosovo, but does not intend to recognise Kosovo’s independence. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 15-07-2015

Tensions high between Bosnia and Serbia on massacre anniversary

Commemorations of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre have stirred old ghosts in the Balkans, and shown that reconciliation is still a delicate process. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 10-07-2015

Merkel reassures Serbia during Belgrade visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Belgrade on Wednesday (8 July) that Serbia had demonstrated its desire to reach a compromise in its dialogue with Pristina. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Enlargement 10-07-2015

Belgrade welcomes Srebrenica resolution dismissal

Serba was relieved by the UN Security Council's dismissal of a resolution on genocide in Srebrenica on Wednesday (8) July. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Energy 19-05-2015

Moscow testing Belgrade’s neutrality

During a visit to Belgrade on 15 May, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov confirmed that Serbia is determined to maintain close ties with Russia, and supports the building the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. EURACTIV Serbia reports.
Global Europe 06-05-2015

Serbian army to take part in Moscow parade

Serbia will take part in the 9 May Victory Day Parade in Moscow, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WW II. Serbian officials are reported to be saying that this does not reflect Serbia’s attitude toward European integration, and its obligations at the helm of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). EURACTIV Serbia reports.

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