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Analyses | | Marta Szpala
On 17 December 2023, Serbia held its early parliamentary and local elections in the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and in 66 municipalities. As regards the parliamentary elections, according to preliminary results the ruling Serbian…
Analyses | | Krzysztof Nieczypor, Marta Szpala
On 14 December, the European Council decided to open accession negotiations with Ukraine & Moldova, and to grant Georgia candidate status. Despite the threat of a veto, Hungary eventually abstained (Prime Minister Viktor Orbán left the…
OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala
The early parliamentary and local elections in Serbia (17 December) are a test for the system created by President Aleksandar Vučić and his Serbian Progressive Party (SNS). They are taking place in an atmosphere of strong social…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
On 29 May, clashes involving soldiers from the NATO peacekeeping mission (KFOR) broke out in the municipality of Zvečan, which is inhabited by the Serb minority. The riots erupted when a group of masked men attempted to enter the municipal…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
In recent weeks, Serbia has seen some of the largest public demonstrations, drawing tens of thousands of people, since the country’s democratic transition in 2000. Protests under the slogan ‘Serbia against violence’ broke out on 8 May in…
OSW Commentary | | Marta Szpala
At the beginning of September 2022, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Serbia and Croatia. The trip was the culmination of Turkish diplomatic activity towards the region in recent months.
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
During a meeting in Belgrade on 16 November, Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vučić, Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orbán and Austria’s chancellor Karl Nehammer signed a memorandum on cooperation to counter illegal migration flows.
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
On 26 October, the Serbian parliament approved the composition of the new government which had again been formed by Ana Brnabić. It took more than six months to form the cabinet after the parliamentary election. This was a fifth election…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
Last week, Serbian government declared that they would take measures to limit the negative effects of the ban on Russian oil imports via Croatian oil pipelines and the Omišalj terminal. On 1 November, the sixth package of EU sanctions…
Analyses | | Marta Szpala
General elections were held in Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH) on 2 October. Members of the BiH Presidium (one representative each from the Croatian, Bosnian and Serb communities) and deputies to the lower houses of parliament were elected…