Press releases


President of HJCP BiH Lagumdžija visits IFIMES

In a longer conversation, they exchanged views on current events in the Western Balkans, paying particular attention to the rule of law in order to ensure stability and peace in the region. The directors presented the activities of the institute and new projects in the current year with an emphasis on Bosnia and Herzegovina, where the institute has intensified its presence in the last few years.


Diplomacy in Focus: Selected Articles 1990 – 2021

This trilogy of Professor and Ambassador Dr. Jazbec presents a comprehensive selection from his rich and broad scientific opus of more than seventy published books and more than 130 articles on diplomacy and related topics, all in fifteen languages.


Albanian President Ilir Meta received Director of IFIMES Zijad Bećirović

During the conversation, President Meta stressed that the opening of European Union membership negotiations for Albania and North Macedonia as soon as possible, as well as visa liberalization for Kosovo and its membership in NATO and the EU, would bring concrete and very positive contributions for the consolidation of peace, stability and security in the region, as well as for the prosperity of Albanian citizens.


Former Albanian President and Prime Minister Prof. Dr. Sali Berisha Director received Director of IFIMES

Former President of Albania Prof. Dr. Sali Berisha presented current situation in Albania, the region and the country's position in international relations. He emphasized the importance of Albania's EU membership, and in particular the clear EU message that the countries of the Western Balkans will be accepted into full EU membership and not into a privileged or any other form of partnership.


Donald J. Johnston the new President of IFIMES Advisory Board

“It is a great honor that the institute has new president, Donald J. Johnston. He is a world-renowned figure and it is difficult to find a more experienced, qualified and distinguished figure than President Johnston. We are proud that President Johnston has taken over the chairmanship of the IFIMES Advisory Board.”


Director of IFIMES met with Albanian President Ilir Meta

The President of Albania Ilir Meta presented the current events in Albania, the role of Albania in international relations, and he stressed the importance of regional cooperation. In his opinion, the start of negotiations between Albania and North Macedonia and the EU is especially important. He called for both countries to start EU membership negotiations at the same time.


Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro Dr. Abazović received the director of IFIMES

The Deputy Prime Minister of Montenegro presented the priorities of Montenegro on its path to the EU, the fight against crime and corruption, the rule of law, the importance of economic development of Montenegro and current events in this country. He emphasized the importance of the country's faster progress on the path to the EU.


Continuation of cooperation between the University of Sarajevo and IFIMES

In 2017, the University of Sarajevo and IFIMES signed a cooperation agreement. At the meeting, they discussed forms and ways to strengthen cooperation.