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Is the EU’s Accession Conditionality Paving the Way for a More Integrated Rule of Law Policy in the EU?

EU enlargement has been one of the principal vectors of differentiation in the process of European integration due to transitional opt-outs from some obligations (and privileges) of membership (Schimmelfennig 2014). Also, EU accession conditionality has demanded compliance with conditions...

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IDSCS organized second workshop on the new EU enlargement methodology

Institute for Democracy together with Francois Lafond, adviser to Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs , organized a second closed workshop on the new EU enlargement methodology as proposed by the European Commission in February 2020. The...

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The new approach on Enlargement: good ideas in need of a captain

The European Commission’s proposal for a revised approach to Enlargement takes on board key proposals for SELDI’s Regional Anticorruption Reports and Policy briefs, including: a stronger focus on political engagement and economic fundamentals; mainstreaming of anti-corruption efforts in more...

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Political party programs and fight against corruption: a vision or a pre-election pamphlet?

The election campaign is a period when citizens expect from political parties to show they understand their problems and expectations. More than usual, political parties need to show that they have clear and sustainable ideas on how to approach...

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EU IDEA WP3 Workshop in Berlin

On January 23 2020, a coordinative workshop under the Horizon 2020 project “Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability“ was held at the premises of the Institut für Europäische Politik in Berlin, Germany. The workshop gathered researchers from the...

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Tweet Global, Connect (Only) Local? National Twitter Bubbles vs. European Interests in the Western Balkans

To what extent are politicians from Western Balkan countries connected to their counterparts from other countries in the region? Do they follow political actors from the European Union? Or maybe rather national representatives? With permission of Twitter, IDSCS has...

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IDSCS promoted two policy papers about the migratory flows, demographic change and tackling organised crime in Southeast Europe

The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje, on behalf of the Southeast European Think Net Network (SEE Think Net), hosted an event aimed at promoting the policy papers “Migratory flows and tackling organised crime in Southeast Europe: Enhancing a...

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The publication “Regional cooperation in the Western Balkans – is there a civil society pillar?” presented in Sarajevo

The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje, on behalf of the Southeast European Think Net Network (SEE Think Net), in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council, hosted an event aimed at promoting the newest policy paper of SEE Think...

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III Macedonian-German Forum: The Assembly should play the key role in the negotiation process

Not receiving the date for the start of the negotiations with the European Union is a disappointment both for the citizens of North Macedonia and for many in Europe. This should not discourage the country, but, to the contrary,...

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Developing Capacity, Cooperation and Culture in Overseeing the Security Sectors of Albania, Kosovo and North Macedonia (DECOS)