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    Uniformity and Differentiation in the Fundamentals of EU Membership: The EU Rule of Law Acquis in the Pre- and Post-accession Contexts

    The paper discusses the nexus between the EU pre-accession conditionality and membership obligations to guarantee respect for the rule of law as a founding value of the EU, common to the Member States. It does so through the prism...

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    Institute for Democracy’s reaction on the outcome of the 2020 EU-Western Balkans Summit in Zagreb

    Amidst the uncertainty and upheaval of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, heads of states and governments from EU member states and the Western Balkans six countries met virtually on May 6th, 2020 for an online Western Balkan Summit co-hosted by...

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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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    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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    Presentation of the policy papers on the cooperation between the Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans

    Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”, on 28th June 2019 in Budapest participated at the promotional event of the project entitled ‘Regional cooperation in the Western Balkans: The Berlin Process and Visegrad Group in comparison’ hosted by The Institute for...

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    Reaction of IDSCS on the outcome of the meeting of EU member-states MFAs

    The Centre for European Integration (CEI) within the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS) expresses concerns over the European Council’s conclusion on the Republic of North Macedonia. Despite the fact it welcomes the Prespa Agreement with Greece...

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    The publication “Resolution of the bilateral disputes in the Western Balkans: Role of the European Union and Berlin Process” presented in Skopje, Prishtina and Podgorica

    Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS) within the framework of the regional network of civil organizations and experts for monitoring the Berlin process – SEE Think Net yesterday in Skopje and Prishtina promoted the policy paper titled...

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    Workshop and strategic planning of the regional network SEE Think Net in Belgrade

    On 20 and 21 May in Belgrade, Serbia, the regional network of civil society organizations and experts for monitoring the Berlin Process – SEE Think Net held a workshop and strategic planning coordinated by the Institute for Democracy “Societas...

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    Think Tank Forum: Reinforcing the European integration of the Western Balkans – learning from the past, preparing for the future

    The integration of the Western Balkan countries in the European Union, bilateral issues, security challenges and mutual cooperation of the countries of the region were part of the topics of the two-day think tank forum ‘Reinforcing the European Integration...