The round table: Serbia before the early parliamentarian election 2016


In the framework of the “West Balkans and the EU” cycle,


the International Institute for Middle-East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES)



invites You kindly to the round table



Serbia before the early parliamentarian election 2016


which will be held on Monday, 4 April 2016 at 14.00 h

in the "Grad" hall of Hotel Lev (13th floor) at Vošnjakova 1, Ljubljana.


The Republic of Serbia has called for a early parliamentarian election to be held on 24 April 2016. Are early elections really necessary? What is going on in Serbia, what are the relations between the government and the opposition, what is the level of media freedom, what is going on regarding the problem of crime and corruption, and what awaits Serbia after the early elections in April? What is the status of Serbia on it's path towards the EU? 


On these and other topics the interlocutors of the round table will be:


  • Zoran Živković, former Prime minister of The Republic of Serbia, Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, and President of Nova stranka (NOVA)
  • Tanja Fajon, (SD/S&D),Member of European Parliament, and Vice-president of the Progressive alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament 
  • Dr. Vladimir Marinković (SDPS), Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia
  • Franc Bogovič (SLS/EPP),Member of European Parliament, Member of the Delegation for the Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee EU – Serbia


The round table will be held in the Slovenian/Serbian language and moderated by Dr. Zijad Bećirović.


Live broadcast at:  


Please take your seat at the hall at the latest by 13.55 h.


Attendance is free of charge. Please confirm your participation at telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or at


Ljubljana, 29 March 2016