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.
From independence to Europe. What comes next?
In recent years, the Foundation for Freedom has commemorated the "peaceful revolutions of freedom" thirty years ago in numerous events and publications, which found perhaps their most emblematic expression in German reunification. However, this revolutionary democratic change did not extend to the entire continent. Particularly the countries of the former Yugoslavia suffered from excesses of violence.
Regular Economic Report
This is the first edition of the tri-monthly economic report by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Successive reports will follow economic trends in BiH within a three months period. The aim is to document the economic reality of BiH and based on the conclusion recommend a course of actions to improve the economic situation in BiH.
Mladić’s final verdict
Lifelong sentence for war crimes for Ratko Mladić, the military commander of the Army of Republika Srpska was confirmed yesterday in courthouse of the International Residual Mechanism for War Crimes in Hague.
In our new series of interviews, we ask women from different professional and political perspectives how they categorize and evaluate topics that essentially revolve around equal rights, equality and self-determination. This time we asked Milena Marić, a master sociologist, longtime activist and documentary filmmaker to comment on feminism, women's political participation and women’s quota.
Rise of the New Left, Breakthrough of Liberals in Country’s Second Largest City...
On 16 May, Croatians elected their representatives in 555 cities and municipalities, 21 regions and the capital Zagreb. Where candidates fell short of an absolute majority (regional presidency, mayoralty or municipal presidency), run-off elections will be held on 30 May.
Smart Cities of Serbia
The publication Smart Cities of Serbia – Innovation and Resilience of Local Communities in Serbia in 2021 deals with the Smart City concept that transcends mere technological innovations in urban areas and addresses many challenges of the cities of the future.
The impact of COVID-19 on the economy of Kosovo
In Kosovo, too, the Corona crisis has led to deep and far-reaching restrictions in the economy and society. This paper, "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy of Kosovo", by the former Minister of Economy, Valdrin Lluka, provides a detailed overview of the development of the Kosovar economy during the pandemic, the measures taken by the government to contain or overcome the crisis, and a clear as well as differentiated assessment from a liberal perspective.