30. March 2015

Back on the EU track – Bosnia and Herzegovina on the path towards becoming a candidate country

by Adnan Rahimic

1-adnan-rahimic16 March 2015 was one of the most important days in the history of the relationship between the EU and Bosnia and Herzegovina: the Council of the European Union adopted the official conclusion suggested by Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, stating that Bosnia and Herzegovina has fulfilled the requirements to start the implementation of the Stabilisation and Accession Agreement. Bosnia and Herzegovina signed the Agreement seven years ago, and although it has been ratified by all Member States of the EU, it was not yet implemented due to the Bosnia and Herzegovina government’s lack of devotion to reforms.

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27. March 2015

The Elephant in the Post-2015 Negotiations Room: Youth

by Nitin Sood

nitin-soodLast year the European Parliament decided to make 2015 the official European Year for Development. Rightfully so; at the end of this year, the Millennium Development Goals, the first-ever international development goals established to eradicate poverty and inequality, will expire. Whereas the world has made significant advancement in achieving many of the goals, the progress is not complete and therefore, in September, world leaders will adopt a new framework, commonly known as the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which will define the future global development discourse.

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23. March 2015

3 Reasons Why Internet Voting is ‘Far From Home’

by Miloš Djindjic

Milos DjindjicUser-friendly technologies make people more prone to the activities that come with electronic, internet or onlineprefixes. Whether it’s online purchasing, e-banking or gaming, you can almost do everything online nowadays. There is no end in sight to the debate on the impact of new technologies on peoples’ lives. Many of us are using online and e-opportunities – without necessarily being tech-geeks or software engineers – because it makes life easier from time to time. At the same time it is influencing the way we interact with each other. But what about internet voting during elections? You know, that one day every few months/years when we are all entitled to exercise our voting rights as citizens of democratic societies. I’d feel more comfortable with buying stuff online than with casting my vote through the internet.

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17. March 2015

Why imposing Quotas on Corporate Boards is not Gender Equality

by Marsida Bandilli

marsida-bandilliThe World Economic Forum (WEF), founded in 1971, has a long-standing tradition of adequately progressing important issues from sectors of business, government and civil society. It is also the place where prominent European business leaders meet annually with high-state representatives. It is due to its unique nature that the Forum has had, since its founding, considerable success in raising political, economic and social awareness, while bringing the latest trends and developments in many fields to the fore. In addition, this forum has also been a catalyst for a number of significant global initiatives in the past, such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the development of the G20 concept,… just to mention a few.

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26. February 2015

United Digital European Union

by Milan Balaban

milan-balaban2For the past couple of decades internet conquered the world at an almost unimaginable speed. It became the Wild West of the world. In the words of writer Viktor Bartol: “Nothing is real, everything is permitted”. However, as we are cruising gently through the second decade of the 21st century, things are about to get real – very real.

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