Political Fragmentation on the Left - Alongside a Global Renaissance of Right-Wing Populism

In recent times, the political landscape in both established and transitioning democracies has experienced the (i) the fragmentation of the left-wing political spectrum and (ii) the increasing success of populist, often right-wing, anti-establishment parties or movements. This report highlights important insights and points of contention from an international conference on these topics, which was hosted by the FES office in Bosnia and Herzegovina in July 2017.

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#FivePointsOn Youth in Southeast Europe

The traditional narrative in the new democracies of Southeast Europe (SEE) – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia – frequently blames young people for their precarious situation. However, these states and societies as a whole have not met the challenge of providing equal opportunities for the development of youth. Disillusionment and a sense of powerlessness deprive youth of their future and may undermine the prospects of SEE societies in general.

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Political Trends and Dynamics: December - January

2017 was a major year in the advancement of women’s issues and women’s causes, indeed, one of the most significant in decades. The #MeToo campaign, and the campaigns which preceded it, cast into sharp relief the endemic culture of sexual assault and abuse that permeates much of the professional world. And while the focus was primarily on Hollywood and the media and entertainment sector, conditions are, if anything worse, for working women outside the limelight.

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The EU and the Western Balkans after the Berlin Process

Launched in 2014 following the Juncker Declaration on enlargement and against the backdrop of key geopolitical challenges at the EU’s doorstep, the Berlin process is an initiative aimed at maintaining the momentum of European integration in the Western Balkans. Initially limited in time (2014-2018) and in scope, it has spread and become a multifaceted process with no foreseeable ending. Until now, it has only involved a few Member States (Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and more recently the UK), the 6 Western Balkan states aspiring to join the EU (i.e. the so-called WB6 group consisting of Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, ...

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Political Trends and Dynamics: October-November

Almost three decades ago, at a time when the rest of Europe was reveling in the peaceful conclusion of the Cold War, the former Yugoslavia imploded into a frenzy of internecine warfare and the consequences still weigh on the region. Yet while the war was still raging, on 25 May 1993, the UN Security Council established the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) with an authority to prosecute and try individuals on four categories of offenses: grave breaches of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, violations of the laws or customs of war, genocide and crimes against humanity in (the now former) Yugoslavia.

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Income Inequality in Serbia

The Poll on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) conducted in Serbia in 2013, strikingly shows that inequality in Serbia is much larger than in any other EU country.

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The Democratic Left in SEE Launched

Meeting in Activist Fora since 2016 in Tuzla, Skopje, Cluj-Napoca, Prizren, Tirana, Rijeka and Sarajevo, activists throughout the continent have...

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Civil Society Forum Prishtina 2017

This time the Civil Society Forum took place in Prishtina. With the Berlin Process coming to a preliminary end in 2018, stakeholders from civil...

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Join History Project II: Launch in Ljubljana

On Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, a new publication in the Joint History Project was launched at an event in Ljubljana's Museum of Contemporary...

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