- The Council of Europe Commission for Human Rights warned this week of rising racism and xenophobia in Europe amid the current economic crisis, with austerity budgets undermining social rights and putting vulnerable groups at greater risk. On Wednesday, British PM Cameron…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 5, 2012 at 3:32pm —
Please find below links to a selection of articles published by TransConflict throughout January:
- Kosovo – what a mess
- by Gerard Gallucci
- given the spate of bad news emerging from Kosovo in recent weeks, the only way forward is for the international community to again attempt to achieve a political solution, this time with…
Added by Ian Bancroft on February 2, 2011 at 7:13am —
Please find below links to a selection of articles published by TransConflict throughout December:
- Serbia’s Sandzak at odds with Belgrade - by Justin Vela - calls for greater autonomy for Sandžak – particularly by the head of the Islamic Community in Serbia, Mufti Muamer Zukorlic – continue to place… Continue
Added by Ian Bancroft on January 12, 2011 at 8:56am —
Added by Ian Bancroft on October 4, 2010 at 3:05pm —
TransEnergy is a new initiative – launched by TransConflict – which aims to stimulate debate and discussion around energy security issues, particularly as they pertain to the Balkans:… Continue
Added by Ian Bancroft on September 29, 2010 at 3:44pm —
Added by Ian Bancroft on May 4, 2010 at 3:39am —
Please find below links to a selection of articles published by TransConflict throughout February.
Added by Ian Bancroft on March 1, 2010 at 4:51am —
As Lisbon Treaty seems to come into force also the enlargement process in the Western Balkans got new boost. On 14 October 2009 the Commission adopted its annual strategy document explaining its policy on EU enlargement.The document includes also a summary of the progress made over the last twelve months by each candidate and potential candidate: Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, as well as Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo (under… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on October 25, 2009 at 4:11am —
Originally posted at - http://www.transconflict.com/News/2009/July/Indexing_peace.php
Whilst the Global Peace Index for 2009 shows that the world has become slightly less peaceful in the past year, each respective country of the Western Balkans has enjoyed a marked improvement compared to 2008
By Ian Bancroft
The third edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI) has concluded that the world has become slightly less peaceful in the past year; primarily due to the… Continue
Added by Ian Bancroft on July 6, 2009 at 10:11am —
Different aspects of freedom are fundamental value of human rights in Balkans as well globally. While starting of a year it’s good time to check the near past and make some benchmarking. Rankings or ratings are one kind of (process) benchmarking in which organizations or in this case states evaluate various aspects of their processes in relation to best practice.
In 1st part of my "Freedom in Balkans" serial I make a short update about political rights and civil… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on January 20, 2009 at 4:30am —
Montenegro's Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic has left Monday 15th Dec. 2008 for Paris to submit the country's formal application for European Union membership to French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Same time Holland is still blocking implementation of suspended Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) agreement Serbia regardless of an essentially positive report on Belgrade’s cooperation with ICTY as well almost fulfilled conditions for candidate status.
The government of… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on December 17, 2008 at 3:10am —
Political freedom is usually described as the absence of interference with the sovereignty of an individual by the use of coercion or aggression. Often word “Liberty” - the condition in which an individual has the ability to act according to his or her own will - has been connected to freedom and social anarchists see negative and positive liberty as complementary concepts of freedom.
Freedom House is an independent nongovernmental organization based in USA that supports the… Continue
Added by Ari Rusila on December 10, 2008 at 3:58am —