For almost three decades (1992), the Friedrich Naumann Foundation has been active for freedom in the Western Balkans and supports the countries on their way to a united Europe. From her project office in Belgrade she coordinates her political education work and advice in Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. Together with her partners from politics, science and civil society, she works primarily on the topics of human and civil rights, digital and open society, democracy and the rule of law as well as communicating political strategies and market-economy structures.
Local elections in Kosovo
On 17 October 2021, Kosovo organised its fourth local elections since its declaration of independence on 17 February 2008. In the first round on 17 October, there was no majority for any candidate in twenty-one of Kosovo’s thirty-eight municipalities, resulting in a run-off on Sunday, 14 November 2021.
Political consultants know that good strategies are an important factor for political success. A current handbook explains clearly and systematically which steps and methods are necessary and must be observed here. It was written by two people who both know what they are talking about.
"Evil is evil and we should say that it is evil"
As a long-time prominent member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the NGO Regional, Đorđo Žujović has worked countless times on joint projects with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation. He became a member of the Social Democratic Party of Serbia this year, and we had this short conversation with him because of an act of the civic courage which he has demonstrate numerous times before.
The Vučić System
Following the analysis of the protest movements in Serbia in recent years, another analysis of political developments in Serbia is now available from Serbia's former ambassador to Indonesia, Jovan Jovanović.
The focus is on the development of democracy and the rule of law. What the author presents in detail about the "Vučić System" and backs up with numerous sources is as illuminating as it is sobering.
Activism with never-ending enthusiasm
Vukosava Crnjanski on promoting fact-checking in Serbia and being resistant to the country’s complicated politics.
''The escalation goes even further this time …''
The headline published by SPIEGEL several days ago read ''Bosnian Serbs threaten to secede''. The focus is once again on Milorad Dodik, the Serb member of the three-member Presidency. According to SPIEGEL, he is pushing for ''gradual dissolution'' of the Balkan state. How do you assess the latest escalation?
Regular Economic Report - Q2
The second economic report of the FNF Foundation brings a chronology of economic trends in 2021. There is an evidence of an economic recovery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which can be seen through the growth of industrial production, exports, increased foreign demand, but also exceptional circumstances related to tourism - successful tourist season, a large number of newly established airlines abroad and the like.