Researches

09.05.2014

TURKEY - EUROPEAN UNION RELATIONS

Turkey’s European Union membership is a major transformation project encompassing the whole of Turkish society. Now the long-standing Turkey-EU relations are at an important turning point since in December 2004 the EU will give its decision concerning the launching of accession negotiations.

09.05.2014

INTERNET FORUM DISCUSSIONS AND THEIR POTENTIAL SOCIAL AND POLITICAL EFFECTS ON BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA SOCIETY

The article is brief analysis of an atypical situation in development of internet technology applications in Bosnia and Herzegovina’s market, in comparison to the European environment and in also, in comparison to other modern communication technologies. The most descriptive example taken for this brief analysis is incomparable development of mobile telephony and ratio of mobile telephones users and Internet users.

09.05.2014

SERBIA: VICTORY OF THE RADICALS AND THE AGGRAVATION OF CRISIS

For the eight time since the fall of the Berlin Wall, presidential elections are held in the Republic of Serbia (1990, 1992, 1997, two times in 2002 and two times 2003) with 6,531,549 voters having the right to voteand 15 candidates competing: Dragan Marsicanin, Boris Tadic, Tomislav Nikolic, Ivica Dacic, Bogoljub Karic, Branislav Ivkovic, Milovan Drecun, Ljiljana Arandjelovic, Borislav Pelevic, Vladan Batic, Dragan Djordjevic, Zoran Milinkovic, Jelisavete Karadjordjevic, Marjan Risticevic and M...

09.05.2014

WHO IS TO BLAME FOR NON-ADMISSION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA TO THE »PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE« PROGRAMME?

Following the announcement of non-admission of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the »Partnership for Peace« programme at the NATO summit in Istanbul at the end of June 2004, various reactions were to be observed, especially in the Republic of Srpska, to the estimations presented by international NATO and EU officials regarding the lack of co-operation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and especially the Republic of Srpska with the Hague Tribunal.

09.05.2014

ARE THE NATIONAL PARTIES IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA COMING TO AN END?

The decision of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lord Paddy Ashdown, to replace 59 influential politicians and individuals in the Republic of Srpska (RS), mostly members of SDS (Serbian Democratic Party) and partly members of PDP (Party of Democratic Progress), has suddenly led to a complex political situation in RS and BiH. Thus, for the first time after the 2002 general elections, the existence of the current coalition power (SDS, PDP, SDA - Party of Democratic Action) in RS...

09.05.2014

FOREIGN POLICY CHALLENGES OF THE NEW EU MEMBER STATES

The states which became full members of EU this year and those of them which are already the members of NATO have achieved their two most important foreign policy goals. Nevertheless, this does not mean that no new questions or needs for new goals are emerging. For them time has not stopped.

09.05.2014

OIL CRISIS: STILL AHEAD OR BEHIND US ALREADY?

The growth of oil prices on world markets in August 2004 arouse concerns about the future price movements of this strategic raw material. All the analysts agree on the estimation that oil is a strategic and rare raw material which is going to run out one day and that its price increases with the increase in consumption.

09.05.2014

THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA DIVIDED BY DODIK AND CAVIC?

The IFIMES International Institute has recently been expressing concerns regarding the increasingly complicated political situation in BiH (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in view of the coming local elections on 2 October 2004, which has been continually aggravated through the actions of the national (nationalistic) parties in BiH: SDA (Party of Democratic Action), SDS (Serbian Democratic Party), HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union) and their satellite parties: PDP (Party of Democratic Progress) and SzBiH (...

09.05.2014

IT IS MILORAD DODIK'S MOVE!

The pre-election campaign of political parties is reaching its final phase.

09.05.2014

BETWEEN POLITICAL REALITY AND IRRATIONALITY

The political institutions in Kosovo established after the first multiparty elections in 2001 have had a decorative rather than a functional role.

09.05.2014

THE MEMBERSHIP OF TURKEY IN EUROPEAN UNION

There has been a very animated discussion in some EU member countries whether to accept Turkey as an EU member state or not.

09.05.2014

IRAQ HAS A FUTURE!

There might be a trust crisis between the politicians and the public in many countries of the world yet in Iraq it is a chronic crisis limitative and sceptical to the extreme. It is wrong if we throw this ill status only on Saddam's dictatorship regime and on the Baath and it's rejection of the sacred values, legality and humanity.