2016

Review of International Affairs

Vol. LXVII No.  1164   October - December 2016

Thematic Issue:
Brexit: the view from Serbia

Bojan Dimitrijević, Milenko Dželetović
ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF BREXIT - PRELIMINARY COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

Tanja Miščević, Stevan Nedeljković
THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AFTER BREXIT HOW TO GO FORWARD OR HOW TO GO BACK?

Slobodan Zečević
SOME CONTRADICTIONS OF BREXIT

Tijana Šurlan
BREXIT IN THE LIGHT OF THE INTERNATIONAL LAW ON TREATIES

Sanja Jelisavac Trošić, Jelena Šuput
BREXIT: IMPLICATIONS ON THE COMMUNITY BUDGET

Dušan Dabović
BREXIT: IMPLICATIONS FOR AGRICULTURE IN THE WORLD, IN EUROPE AND SERBIA

Sonja Milutinović, Tanja Stanišić
THE EFFECT OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT ON ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

Mitko Arnaudov
BREXIT PHENOMENA AND EU CANDIDATES FROM WESTERN BALKANS: OPPORTUNITY FOR ACCELERATED
INTEGRATION, TYPICAL STATUS QUO OR LONG TERM EXPECTATIONS

Book Reviews


Gordana Gasmi, Quo Vadis EU- Relevant legal and Institutional factors, Jelena Šuput


Events


Seminar “Public Policy Challenges- European and Regional Dimension”, Jelica Gordanić


Documentation:

The Treaty on European Union (Article 50)

European Union Referendum Act 2015 [17th December 2015, except]

Official result of the EU Referendum [24 June 2016]

EU referendum outcome, Prime Minister David Cameron statement Statement by the EU leaders and the Netherlands
Presidency on the outcome of the UK referendum [24/6/2016]

High Court ruling on Article 50 (3 November 2016), Neutral Citation Number: [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin);
Case No: CO/3809/2016 and CO/3281/2016, excerpt

High Court ruling on Article 50: statement – Prime Minister’s Office, 10 Downing Street, Department for Exiting the
European Union and Attorney General’s Office, Press release, [3/11/2016]

Exiting the European Union: Ministerial statement 5 September 2016 - Secretary of State David Davis, Oral statement to Parliament

Process for invoking Article 50: Ministerial statement 7 November - A statement from the Secretary of State for Exiting
the European Union on the process for invoking Article 50. Oral statement to Parliament

Doorstep by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini at the Paris Balkans Summit 2016 [04/07/2016]



Review of International Affairs

Vol. LXVII No.  1162-1163   April - September 2016

International Economics

Vladimir GREČIĆ
EXTENDING THE CURRENT REFUGEE CRISIS: ADDITIONAL SOCIO-ECONOMIC BURDEN FOR SERBIA

Gordana GASMI, Predrag DEDEIĆ, Rolf WEBER
WAGE OPTIMIZATION IN SMES AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR OPTIMAL ECONOMIC POLICY AND FOR GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE – CASE STUDY OF MINIMUM WAGES IN DENMARK

International Relations

Ivan DUJIĆ
BOLIVIA AND PARAGUAY: THE INTEGRATION OF SOUTH AMERICAN COUNTRIES AS AN OBSTACLE TO CONFLICT

Branislav ĐORĐEVIĆ, Ivona LAĐEVAC
BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF “ONE BELT ONE ROAD STRATEGY” IN RELATIONS BETWEEN CHINA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION – SERBIAN PERSPECTIVE


European Integration

Tanja MIŠČEVIĆ
EVER CHANGING EU ACCESSION NEGOTIATION PROCESS – THE CASE OF SERBIA –

Dragoljub TODIĆ
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL PROTECTION OF BIODIVERSITY IN THE LIGHT OF THE EUROPEAN INTEGRATION AND SOUTHEAST EUROPE

IIPE‘s Ambassadors Forum

H.E. Mrs. Narinder CHAUHAN, Ambassador of India, Belgrade
INDIA – EU RELATIONS

Comments

H.E. Dr. Jamal Sanad AL-SUWAIDI
INSIGHTS FROM THE MIRAGE: THE FUTURE OF POLITICAL RELIGIOUS GROUPS

Book Reviews


GLOBALIZED WORLD: ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE


Events


GLOBAL TRADE: THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND KOREA’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Documentation: (EU – India)

EU-INDIA SUMMIT: A NEW MOMENTUM FOR THE EU-INDIA STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

EU-INDIA AGENDA FOR ACTION-2020

JOIN DECLARATION ON A COMMON AGENDA ON MIGRATION AND MOBILITY BETWEEN INDIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ITS MEMBER STATES

JOINT DECLARATION BY THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION ON AN INDIA – EU WATER PARTNERSHIP (IEWP)

JOINT DECLARATION BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA ON A CLEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE PARTNERSHIP

INDIA-EU JOINT DECLARATION ON THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM



2015

Review of International Affairs

Vol. LXVI No.  1160   October-December 2015

International Relations

Orietta E. Hernandez BERMUDEZ
THE MOVEMENT TOWARD SOCIALISM



International Security

Marko FILIJOVIĆ, Srđan T. KORAĆ
UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF MANNED SPACE-FLIGHTS?: THE ETHICALLY CHALLENGED U.S. ASTRO POLICY AND THE “NEW SPACE RACE”

Saša MIJALKOVIĆ, Marija POPOVIĆ
ABUSE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS AND THE FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION OF CITIZENS AS A POTENTIAL FOR DESTRUCTIVE RELIGIOUS SECTS



International Law

Jelica GORDANIĆ
RELATION BETWEEN UN GENERAL ASSEMBLEY AND SECURITY COUNCIL AS AN ASPECT OF UN REFORM



European Integration

Маја KADIJEVIĆ
EU ENERGY STRATEGY IN TERMS OF DIVISION OF COMPETENCES UNDER THE LISBON TREATY



International Economics

Katarina ZAKIĆ
COMBINING THE TRADITION OF BUSINESS PRACTICE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST ON THE EXAMPLE OF HONG KONG

Dana ANDOLESEK, Janez STEBE
MOVING-UP IN THE GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS AND THE QUALITY OF JOBS- EVIDENCE FROM SLOVENIA

Dragica LUKOVIĆ JABLANOVIĆ
GOVERNMENT MEASURES WITH IMPACT ON THE EXPORTS PROMOTION THROUGH FREE ZONES



Books Review

Vladimir PRVULOVIĆ
ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY



Documentation

COMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS. EUROPEAN AGENDA ON MIGRATION

SYRIA CRISIS

JOINT COMMUNICATION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL ADDRESSING THE REFUGEE CRISIS IN EUROPE: THE ROLE OF EU EXTERNAL ACTION

Review of International Affairs

Vol. LXVI No.  1158-1159   April-September 2015

International Relations

Slobodan PROŠIĆ
FROM POWER BALANCE TO CONLICTING INTENSITIES: TOWARD A NEW PARADIGM OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 5

Nina GORENC
CULTURAL DIPLOMACY―THE INSTRUMENT OF POWER IN AMERICAN FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY

Sanja AREŽINA
THE NEW SILK ROAD―CHINA’S NEXUS TO EUROPE



International Security

Stanislav STOJANOVIĆ, Jovanka ŠARANOVIĆ
IDEA OF SECURITY COMMUNITY AND THE BALKANS

Darko TRIFUNOVIĆ
THE IMPACT OF THE CREATION OF THE ISLAMIC CALIPHATE IN TERRORIST CIRCLES OF BALKAN ISLAMISTS



International Law

Miroslav KOTEVSKI
IMMUNITY OF STATE OFFICIALS FROM FOREIGN CRIMINAL JURISDICTION



International Economics

Vladimir PRVULOVIĆ
THE BEGINNING OF ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY IN SERBIA

Igor FERJAN
ECONOMIC DIPLOMACY: PRIORITY SUPPORT TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Jelena GAJIĆ, Ninela KORDIĆ
THE IMPORTANCE OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BRANDING IN INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTIONS



European Integration

Sanja IVIĆ
DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE IN THE EU: A CHALLENGE TO EU CITIZENSHIP



IIPE‘s Ambassadors Forum

Mohammad Javad ZARIF
THE IMPERATIVE OF A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY TO FIGHT VIOLENT EXTREMISM

Zoran MILIVOJEVIĆ
SERBIA’S ACCESSION TO THE EU―THE IMPORTANCEOF CHAPTER35

Books Review

Dragan PETROVIĆ
GEOPOLITICS OF THE BALKANS

Čedomir ŠTRBAC
AFRICAN RECORDS 1988-1992.



Documentation

Indian Diplomacy at work – 50 Years of Indo-French Space Co-operation

Indian Diplomacy at work – India and France

Indian Diplomacy at work – India & Japan

Special Meeting of the European Council

Iran Nuclear Deal

Review of International Affairs

Vol. LXVI No.  1157   January-March 2015

International Relations

Dragana Mitrović
ABE’S Doctrine аnd Japan’s Foreign Policy Abstract
While apparently preserving general course and framework of Japan's post-war foreign and security order, Prime Minister Abe has actually initiated complex and controversial changes in their context that have caused simultaneous support, uneasiness and strong criticism at home and abroad. His concept of ‘active contributor to peace’ has added to growing dynamism of on going rebalancing of power in Asia-Pacific and on the other hand, emphasized regional and global role of Japan.

Key words:
Abe Shinzo, Abe Doctrine, Japan, ‘active contributor to peace’

Antoaneta Vassileva, Svetla Boneva
Energy Security and Energy Consumption in Bulgaria Abstract
The paper defines the concept of energy security and outlines the role of energy security for national economies. The energy sector in Bulgaria has been analyzed as well as the energy dependence from foreign energy supplies that secure/ensure internal energy consumption. The paper gives information for the dynamics and trends of development of energy consumption in Bulgaria for the period 1990–2013. The prognoses for the future energy consumption trends are presented. The method of trend extrapolation of energy consumption development is used. The energy balance of Bulgaria is analyzed regarding the usage of local and imported primary energy sources (coal, petrol, natural gas, nuclear energy, renewable energy sources) for ensuring final domestic energy consumption (for all industrial sectors and households). A detailed analysis of each of the primary energy sources used for electricity production is elaborated; the advantages and disadvantages of each of them have been explained. Special attention has been paid to the engagement of Bulgaria concerning the implementation of Europe 2020 strategy and the future energy policy of the country that includes not only enhancing energy security but also increasing the share of renewable energy sources in final energy consumption, building of a new energy infrastructure, development of a highly competitive energy market, finding the right balance between the interests of energy consumers and energy producers and suppliers. The article also points out the dependence of major energy projects upon the changes in political situation.

Key words:
Energy security, energy consumption, energy sources, energy statistics

Marko Begović
An Overview of Sport within International Relations (IR) Abstract
Countries/governments tend to use sport to promote their political, social and economic agendas. Decision-makers looked for ways to shift legitimacy from the sport ground because sport results could be easily measured and transmitted to the general population, especially considering that sport is positioned between politics and international relations on the one hand and politics and culture on the other. For domestic policy strategy analysts, the work should serve as a supplement to the future policy documents with attempt to trigger for adequate positioning of the sport in the prism of overall country’s development. It is an attempt to realistically as possible discloses position of sport within IR with an example from the socialist Yugoslavia.

Key words:
IR, sports, politics, ideology, globalization.



International Security

Anton Grizold, Bernardka Prašnikar
The Concept of the Responsibility to Protect, and Solving the Crisis in Libya Abstract
This article addresses the issue of maintaining international order, peace and security in the changed international security environment, particularly since 2001, when a new concept called the responsibility to protect has taken shape in the international community. The concept of the responsibility to protect stems from criticism of humanitarian intervention that, especially in the 1990s, represented the international community’s mechanism for intervening in grave internal conflicts of states with the aim of protecting civilian populations. In the new security environment, the international community is seeking to achieve the same aim through the concept of the responsibility to protect, which is on its way to become a new norm of international common customary law. The central research question to which this article has answered is: is the military intervention in Libya in 2011 under the responsibility to protect (R2P) an example of good practice the international community will also be able to use in the future when reacting to the most serious crimes? The analysis has shown that since the R2P concept was used in Libya, the international community has been facing a new challenge, namely to ensure a moral and political support for the adoption of a more integrated definition of the R2P concept that can provide the international community’s timely and efficient response including the responsibility to protect, react and rebuild.

Key words:
international peace and security, international community, system of collective security, humanitarian intervention, concept of the responsibility to protect

Zoran Jeftić, Vanja Rokvić, Elizabeta Ristanović
The Role of the Serbian Armed Forces in Humanitarian Health Action and Fight Against Biological Threats Abstract
Due to the specific resources, available to all armies of the world within their stipulated missions, such armies play an important role in the fight against biological threats, especially the potentially most dangerous, bioterrorism. The real threat of misuse of biological agents and the possible consequences of asymmetric threats to public health, society, agriculture, economy and political stability has clearly been recognized in recent years. The Republic of Serbia is committed to giving its contribution to the global fight against this danger, given the experience it has in the care and treatment of infectious diseases, primarily of a zoonotic character that are present in our geographic area, as well as the response to crisis situations which create favorable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases. The Serbian Armed Forces and its capacities in the field of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear services, and its medical and veterinary services which have a long tradition and experience is ready to actively participate in the implementation of the measures of prevention and response in the case of biological threats contributing to the civilian community, medical services, and society as a whole in order to protect the life and health of the population.

Key words:
CBRN, biological agents, bioterrorism, Serbian Armed Forces



European Integration

Camelia Ratiu
The European Union's Role as an International Democracy Promoter Abstract
This paper aims at outlining the principles, mechanisms, strategies and instruments that form the core of Brussels’ democratisation policy, as well as its potential and limits. In a first step, the paper briefly discusses the main theoretical approaches to external democracy promotion as well as its characteristics as a policy area. It further outlines the EU’s legal basis and institutional foundations for its democracy promotion policy, as well as its implementation in practice, and finally sums up the main findings.

Key words:
Brussels’ democratisation policy, theoretical approaches, democracy promotion policy, implementation.



International Economics

Branislav Đorđević
The State and Possibilities for Promotion of Economic Diplomacy of the Republic of Serbia Abstract
The world is characterised by dynamic changes which intensify interdependence of states, what is especially reflected in the field of economy. In spite of numerous crises and bigger risks in international relations it is clear that the world convergence of systems and institutions is carrying on, what points to the fact that globalisation keeps on going its way. Taking into consideration the current position of the Republic of Serbia on the international scene as well as its economic position it is obvious that big challenges and hard work is before us in order to keep up with developed countries and to take a position after EU accession and in the global order which is being established. In order to achieve such significant economic progress competitiveness of our economy should be constantly strengthened, what is the only efficient way towards achieving increase in exports. The experiences of developed countries show that their highly professional and first-rate economic diplomacy is to a great extent responsible for the success of their export potentials. Therefore, by doing an analysis the paper has attempted to point not to the need, because in an indirect way it can be consider a rhetorical question, but to the possibilities for the promotion of the Serbian economic diplomacy in practice.

Key words:
economic diplomacy, economic development, globalisation, competitiveness

Radmila Živković, Ivana Brdar
Expectation and Satisfaction of Foreign Tourists in Rural Tourism: A Case Study of Serbia Abstract
Tourism plays a significant role in the economic growth of any country. Its contribution is primarily reflected in the increase of foreign exchange inflow, employment opportunities, return on investment and conservation of resources. Serbia has a huge potential for development of rural tourism, due to its natural characteristics, abundant historical-cultural and ethnographic heritage, local values, entertainment opportunities etc. The purpose of this paper is to identify the key factors and values affecting tourist satisfaction in rural areas of Serbia, in order to develop the strategy for attracting international (foreign) and domestic tourists. Research results show that international tourists were most satisfied with cordiality and hospitality, gastronomy and quality of services, and least satisfied with organized activities, local events and diversity of attractions. The overall impression of respondents regarding their stay at the rural destinations in Serbia was quite positive, which will undoubtedly encourage them to revisit those destinations as well as to recommend them to their friends.

Key words:
foreign tourists, rural tourism, tourist expectations, tourist satisfaction, Serbia.



IIPE‘s Ambassadors Forum

Ambassador Sergio Luiz Canaes
Sustainable Development In The XXI Century: A Brazilian Perspective

Ambassador Čedomir Štrbac
Federalism in the USA and the EU and their Foreign Policies – The Case of Kosovo International Recognition



Books Review

Dragan Petrović, Slobodan Komazec
The Global Monetary Crisis and the New Geopolitical and Financial Relations in the World International security: Theoretical Approaches, Milan Lipovac and Dragan Živojinović (eds.)



Documentation

Indian Diplomacy at work―Nuclear Security in India

Indian Diplomacy at work―SAARC

2014

Review of International Affairs

Vol. LV    N°. 1155-1156   July–December 2014

International Relations

Nenad AVRAMOVIĆ, Miloš MARKOVIĆ
Ukrainian conflict – Between geopolitics and international law ABSTRACT
Ethnic, religious, political and economic contradictions accumulated for years were triggered by Ukraine’s gaining independence and additionally accelerated by transitional stratification of the society and the economic crisis. On the other hand, in a geostrategic sense, Ukraine is considered to be the centre of Eurasian space, so its military neutrality is a condition for the national safety of Russia. In the paper, the authors analyse internal controversies of the divided Ukraine, catalytic contribution of Euro-Atlantic Western countries headed by the United States, the EU and the NATO to the conflict sharpening as well as Russia’s tendency to maintain geostrategic supremacy and retain its national security. Internal contradictions had first escalated into demonstrations and then followed a coup d’état by Euro-Atlantists who caused unrest among the proRussian population in the eastern, industrial part of the country by restricting their rights. The referendum on independence and Crimean secession ensued following the Kosovo precedent, then followed the accession to Russia and next the proclamation of Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics. By not acknowledging the people’s right to self-determination, the interim regime in Kiev supported by a great majority of Western countries initiated a military action and practically led to a civil war in the country

Key words:
Ukrainian crisis, geopolitics, national security, right to selfdetermination, contradictions, Euromaidanists, international law.

Nikola JOKANOVIĆ
The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute and relations between china and Japan ABSTRACT
The Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute occupies a very important place in Sino-Japanese relations. Some of the key factors behind the dispute include the geographical location of the islands (and their distance from Okinawa, Taiwan and mainland China) as well as energy riches in the adjacent seabed. The dispute has also a history stretching over more than a century – from the Treaty of Shimonoseki in 1895 to aftermath of World War II, to the 1969 discovery of energy riches on the seabed adjacent to the islands, the return of Okinawa to Japanese sovereignty and the rise of tensions within previous ten years. This issue has retained top importance for both Chinese and Japanese authorities as well as capacity of worsening the relations between China and Japan. The strong nationalistic feelings in the Chinese (mainland China and Taiwan) and Japanese public opinion have occasionally exerted influence on decision-making in Beijing and Tokyo (more so in Japan than in China). Within previous ten years, the islands dispute has seen a number of attempts, bilateral and multilateral, at resolving and they have featured different level officials. Provided that all sides involved have enough political will to resolve the dispute, it is possible to foresee potential negotiations and peaceful solution of the dispute, a solution supported by all major powers in the region. The potential negotiations will be difficult from their pre-negotiation phase and will stand chances of success only if the nationalistic elements on both sides are discouraged from using the issue for achieving political gains. In addition, broadening the existing channels of communication between two sides will improve their mutual understanding, vital to the overall improvement of relations.

Key words:
Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands dispute, energy, People’s Republic of China, Japan, Sino-Japanese relations



International Security

Ratko LJUBOJEVIĆ
International tourism and terrorism ABSTRACT
During the first decade of the 21st century, terrorist attacks on international hotels and international tourist resorts all over the world got all shapes of a global threat. Those attacks were mostly conducted by militant terrorist groups of Islamic religious fundamentalists whose goals were usually politically motivated. Comparing to the previous decades, those attacks became not only more frequent but also all the more lethal. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, security of state institutions and diplomatic missions in the world increased, so terrorists reoriented the focus of their attention primarily on large international tourist facilities. The aim of this paper is to explore the characteristics of major terrorist attacks on large tourist facilities all over the world that occurred in the decade after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 applying the theory of political terrorism. The paper starts from the hypothesis that tourist facilities are relatively easy and very vulnerable targets, because there are affluent movements of guests and a large number of employees. This hypothesis has been tested with the help of empirical research of the characteristics of 28 major terrorist attacks on tourist premises all over the world in the first decade of the 21st century. The research has shown that potential terrorists can easily infiltrate and smoothly perform observation, design modus operandi and in the end, attack with a small number of suicide operatives. Therefore, we conclude that measures of preventive crisis management in international hotels and international tourist resorts are of crucial importance for the safety of both guests and employees.

Key words:
international tourism, terrorism, terrorist attacks, Islamic religious fundamentalism, preventive crisis management.



European Integration

Milan IGRUTINOVIĆ
European Union’s Sahel strategy – Context, guidelines and implementation ABSTRACT
The paper aims to explain the European Union’s Strategy for Security and Development in the Sahel, the context that it was brought in, its premise, limits and goals. It looks at the Strategy as a part of the Common Foreign and Security Policy institutional framework and at its position within the EU’s overall involvement to the Sahel region. The paper uses the actor-specific (EU) approach in this attempt, bearing in mind the nature of the EU’s foreign and security policy unique setup, its preference for exertion of normative power, focus on social development issues and problems with using military power. This strategy was developed in March 2011 under the pressure from worsening security situation in the Sahel region, specifically its western part, which developed from the local unrest as well as from the Arab Spring’s spillover effect. It will be shown how over the next two years it became the main tool of the EU’s engagement this also including the added CSDP missions and French military involvement. As the crisis worsened, bringing focus to the rebellion in northern Mali in January 2012, it required coordinated and evolved response not only from the EU but from national governments in Europe and ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) countries, which in turn, brought more complexity to the crisis response governance and coordination in this volatile region. While the acute crisis in the form of the armed rebellion has been quelled, it is expected that the European Union’s expertise in institutional capacity building will be able to add some stability and overall social progress to the region.

Key words:
Sahel, CSDP, EUTM Mali, EUCAP Sahel Niger, Operation Serval, MNLA, AQIM, Ansar Dine, MUJAO.

Emma HAKALA, Jouni JÄRVINEN
From the grassroots to the region – Civil society as an opportunity for regional cooperation on environment in the Western Balkans ABSTRACT
Environment has been an important theme in regional cooperation in the Western Balkans ever since these efforts were first started after the conflicts of the 1990s. This article argues that despite some successes, such as the clean-up of polluted areas and keeping environmental questions in the political agenda, the cooperation has not managed to acquire regional ownership and sustainability. The majority of relevant initiatives are still being led and financed from the outside, which is problematic as international actors are increasingly scaling back their activities in the Western Balkans. It is possible to identify a number of factors hindering regional environmental cooperation, including the lack of political will, excessive dependency on outside funding, inadequate administrative coordination at the national level and poor integration of the civil society into the activities. The article proceeds to propose measures to enhance the cooperation while improving its regional ownership and financial independence. In particular, it suggests that the civil society has a key role in forming regional networks and strengthening the cooperation from the bottom up, thus also yielding possibilities to improve overall public participation in environmental issues.

Key words:
regional cooperation, environment, civil society, Western Balkans.



International Economics

Gyöngyi MAJOR
Europe: Reconsidering and governability ABSTRACT
The sovereign debt crisis, which was caused in Europe as a consequence of the international economic crisis, brought the institutional shortcomings of European integration to the surface. The Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is characterised by a number of asymmetries and cannot be managed as an optimal currency area. Most of the reactions to the crisis have been national ones, though state debt crises would require continuous EU-level measures. There are an increasing number of arguments supporting the view that saving the Eurozone is possible through strengthening European economic governance. The idea also arises that there is a need for deeper political and budgetary integration. It is still a question, however, along what reforms and in what model the process of dynamic development could continue in which the represented solidary and sustainable economic development theory can be enforced without hurting “the value of diversity” and, what is more, the EU could continue to function in the international system as a stabilising factor, taking advantage of its special nature. This study outlines the new narratives, goals and routes along which the challenges that the European Union is facing – primarily the problems of the crisis, competitiveness, differences in the level of development, ageing of the society and the real convergence of the community system of institutions – may become manageable. It presents the solution proposals which are possible without giving up the European system of values, building on the shared interests of member states – integrating national interests, yet not making the survival of integration problematic.

Key words:
crisis, integration, convergence, optimal currency area, reforms, economic governance

Sanja JELISAVAC TROŠIĆ
Progress in the Doha round of the World Trade Organization – The Bali agreement ABSTRACT
The World Trade Organization is the most important international organization that defines the rules of international trade and those rules contribute to creating an orderly world market. Multilateral trade agreements under the WTO are the result of negotiations. The set of rules are created in order to help trade flow as freely as possible and to keep the trade policies of member countries within the agreed limits. The first round of multilateral trade negotiations launched in the WTO, the DohaRound, clearly showed large differences between developed and developing countries. A conclusion of the Doha Round of negotiations is still not in sight, but the Bali Ministerial Conference brought some hope. Bali brought to a conclusion the first multilateral trade agreement under the WTO. The first agreement reached through the WTO that is approved by all its members is aimed at lowering global trade barriers, regulating trade facilitation and agricultural support.

Key words:
WTO, Bali Ministerial Conference, Agreement, free trade, Doha Development Agenda, GATT.



IIPE‘s Ambassadors Forum

Ambassador Narinder CHAUHAN
Indian diplomacy at work, our view ― India in BRICS



Books Review

Vladimir GRBIĆ, Miroslav ANTEVSKI, Dragoljub TODIĆ
Financing and common policies of the European Union

Mina ZIROJEVIĆ FATIĆ
Terrorism – An international overview



Documentation

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly – 68/262. Territorial integrity of Ukraine

Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine

Address by President of the Russian Federation

Russian Security Council Meeting - Address by President Vladimir Putin

Statement by President of Russia Vladimir Putin

Indian Diplomacy at work – UN Security Council Reform

Indian Diplomacy at work – Climate Change


2013

Review of International Affairs

Vol. LXIV    N°. 1151   July–September 2013

Political Theory and International Relations

Vojislav STANOVČIĆ
MONTESQUIEU, ROUSSEAU AND THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

International Economy and Economics

Dobrica VESIĆ
THE SHADOW ECONOMY AND INSTITUTIONAL CHANGES IN TRANSITION COUNTRIES

Nikola POPOVSKI
THE IMPACT OF GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISES ON THE LEVEL OF EMPLOYMENT IN SERBIA AND MACEDONIA

International Law and Relations

Duško DIMITRIJEVIĆ
TERRITORIAL DISPUTES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND REGIONAL SECURITY

Dragan ĐUKANOVIĆ, Dragan SIMIĆ, Dragan ŽIVOJINOVIĆ
SERBIA AND ITS NEIGHBORS: CONTINUITY OF OLD AND/OR NEW POLICY

Mihajlo VUČIĆ, Miloš JONČIĆ
LEGAL RULES OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN MINORITY PROTECTION – TRACING THE DOUBLE STANDARD

Books reviews

Zoran MILIVOJEVIĆ
INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION – PARLIAMENTARY UNITED NATIONS

Elizabeta KITANOVIĆ
EUROPEAN CHURCHES ENGAGING IN HUMAN RIGHTS – PRESENT CHALLENGES AND TRAINING MATERIAL

Documentation

EUROPEAN COMMISSION: SERBIA 2013 PROGRESS REPORT

Review of International Affairs

Vol. LXIV    N°. 1150   April-June 2013

EU Integration

Duško LOPANDIĆ
SUCESSIVE ENLARGEMENTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE WESTERN BALKANS

Dragan ĐUKANOVIĆ
THE BRUSSLES AGREEMENT AND DECENTRALIZATION IN KOSOVO

Dragoljub TODIĆ, Maja BOBIĆ
EUROPEAN INTEGRATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE ROLE AND CAPACITIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS: BETWEEN NORMATIVE AND REALITY

International Economy and Economics

Liu ZUOKUI
NEW CIRCUMSTANCES FOR CHINA’S INVESTMENT IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Daliborka PETROVIĆ
CONCEPT OF SERVICES OF GENERAL ECONOMIC INTEREST IN THE EU MEMBER STATES AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF ITS APPLICATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIА

Pero PETROVIĆ, Željko JOVIĆ
THE IMPACT OF MONETARY INNOVATIONS ON THE FINANCIAL CRISIS

International Relations and Security

Anton GRIZOLD, Bojko BUČAR
CHALLENGES TO MODERN SECURITY: HUMAN SECURITY AS A COMPELLING AGENDA FOR THE CIVIL SOCIETY

Goran NIKOLIĆ, Milan IGRUTINOVIĆ
EU, NATO AND GLOBAL POWER DYNAMICS: WHAT SHOULD BE IN SERBIA’S FOCUS?

Books reviews

Vid VUKASOVIĆ, Dragoljub TODIĆ
ENVIROMENTAL LAW IN SERBIA

Conference review

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF SERBIA’S POSITION IN CONTEMPORARY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Documentation

STATEMENT IN THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THEMATIC DEBATE: ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN RECONCILIATION (H.E. Mr. Tomislav NIKOLIĆ, President of the Republic of Serbia)

JOINT REPORT TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL ON SERBIAS PROGRESS IN ACHIEVING ON NECESSARY DEGREE ON COMPLIANCE WITH THE MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA AND NOTABLY THE KEY PRIORITY ON TAKING STEPS TOWARDS A VISIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE IMPROVEMENT OF RELATIONS WITH KOSOVO

COUNCIL CONCLUSIONS ON ENLARGEMENT AND STABILISATION AND ASSOCIATION PROCESS, COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, GENERAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL


2012

Review of International Affairs

Vol. LXIII    N°. 1147   July–September 2012

Željko Bjelajac, Jelena Matijašević, Duško Dimitrijević
COMPUTER FRAUD AS A PART OF CONTEMPORARY SECURITY CHALLENGES

Sergej Uljanov, Dragan Đukanović, Mina Zirojević
NEW CHALLENGES OF THE REGIONAL POLICE COOPERATION WITHIN MARRI INITIATIVE

Marko Parezanović
THE ARAB SPRING AS A NEW FORM OF POLITICAL OVERTURN

Mileta Tomić
PREVENTION OF WOMEN TRAFFICKING

Kosta Sandić
PHENOMENON OF TERRORISM AND ITS FINANCING

Pero Petrović
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF SEE COUNTRIES – CASE OF CEFTA

Nemanja Džuverović
A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR CONFLICT AND ECONOMIC INEQUALITY

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CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

International Problems

VOL. LXIII    N°. 1146   April–June 2012

Aleksandar Fatić
A Sympathy-Driven Diplomatic Ethics

Dragan Simeunović
Political Dimension of Mobbing in Post-Socialist Society

Željko Bjelajac, Miloš Marković, Zoran Pavlović
Particulars of Modern Slavery as a Deviant Social Phenomenon

Marko Nikolić, Ana Jović-Lazić
Institutional Forms of Contemporary Ecumenical Dialogue

Mina Zirojević Fatić, Dragan Đukanović, Dejan Gajić
Security of Balkans and Serbia in the Context of Eurasian Security Integrations

Stevan Rapaić
Democratisation and Cultural Differences in the Former Soviet Union

Nevenka Jeftić, Dragan Tančić
New Projections of the Turkish Politics in XXI century (Turkey and the European Union)

Milovan Radaković
Russian Foreign Policy and Serbia

Books reviews

Terrorist Financing through Money Laundering

Components of National and European Identity

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Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee — The Role of Civil Society in EU-Kosovo Relations