Archive for September, 2009

Kosovo and the Ahtisaari Plan

In the absence of a status agreement, the Quint must look at the Ahtisaari Plan once more by re-engaging Russia and focusing on trying to fill in the details through a new round of talks between Belgrade and Pristina.

Balkan competitiveness

Whilst two recently published reports on reform and competitiveness demonstrate progress by several Western Balkan countries, further structural reforms are required to mitigate the impact of the global economic downturn.

The ninth annual NATO Days in Ostrava

The ninth annual NATO Days in Ostrava

The ninth annual NATO Days in Ostrava attracted a record number of visitors and international participants.

Beijing – the fourth pillar of Serbian foreign policy

A recently signed strategic partnership agreement between Serbia and China means that Beijing is now firmly established as the fourth pillar of Serbian foreign policy.

Peacekeeping in Kosovo

Peacekeeping in Kosovo requires continuous efforts to help local Albanians and Serbs co-exist next to each other while working to find ways for them to cooperate and work together. Any effort to force the northern Serbs into Kosovo institutions will lead either to violence or ethnic flight.

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