International Politics Journal Archive


International Politics Vol. 70 No. 1174/2019

Content

NATIONAL MINORITIES IN BILATERAL AGREEMENTS OF SERBIA WITH THE COUNTRIES IN THE REGION
Nada M. Raduški
International Politics, 2019 70(1174):5-21
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The aim of this paper is to present regional cooperation and bilateral relations with neighboring countries with which Serbia borders through the prism of the position and rights of national minorities. The paper analyzes the status of the so-called new minorities in Serbia (Croatian and Macedonian), as well as the minority rights of the Hungarian and Romanian national minorities. Serbia has signed bilateral agreements with these four countries, which is of great importance for good interstates relations and Serbia\'s entry into the European Union. Also, the paper discusses the position and rights of the Serbian minority in the former Yugoslav republics, as well as in some neighboring member states of the European Union (Hungary, Romania). In addition, it analyses the basic demographic indicators (number and spatial distribution) that determine the realization of the rights and freedoms of each minority. Although the social and legal status of the Serbian minority is determined by European standards, they are in practice faced with assimilation. In order to fully realize minority rights and improve the position of the Serb minority, ratified international documents, bilateral agreements, national laws, as well as well-designed policies and assistance from the home state are of great importance.
ECONOMIC RELATIONS BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF ITALY
Ivana Božić Miljković
International Politics, 2019 70(1174):22-38
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The paper analyzes the economic relations of the Republic of Serbia with the Republic of Italy in new geostrategic and geoeconomic relations. Since the beginning of the 21st century, these two countries have reached stable and growing cooperation in the field of foreign trade. In the last two years, Italy is a very important foreign trade partner of Serbia and also belongs to the group of a small number of countries with which Serbia has a surplus in foreign trade. Italy is also one of the leading countries by the volume and value of foreign direct investments invested in the development of the Serbian economy since the beginning of the transition process to date. The current volume and intensity of economic cooperation between Serbia and Italy have roots in the history of their economic relations. The current political and economic relations of Serbia with the European Union will determine the direction of future development and cooperation.
FIRST STEPS IN CONSOLIDATION OF RELATIONS BETWEEN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA AND NEW STATES EMERGED FROM SOCIALIST FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF YUGOSLAVIA BETWEEN 1995 AND 2000
Stefan Bošković
International Politics, 2019 70(1174):33-59
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Following the creation of states on the territory previously occupied by the SFRY, the question of the interstate relations between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) and her “new” neighboring countries, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia has arisen. This paper shows those first steps made towards the goal of consolidation, normalization and further development of the countries’ relations. Contacts initiated after the Peace Treaty have resulted in the establishment of relations between the FRY and Macedonia and Croatia, while the establishment of relations with two remaining countries happened at the end of 2000. The interesting thing is that economic relations have developed much faster than the political ones, which under the pressure of the past and despite encouraging steps in beginning developed with numerous difficulties.
ANALYSIS OF ARBITRATION DISPUTE BETWEEN CROATIA AND SLOVENIA
Aleksandar Nedović
International Politics, 2019 70(1174):54-71
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After secession from the SFRY, Croatia and Slovenia became independent states, so it was necessary to define the states’ borders. Both countries accepted the application of the principle uti possidetis, but the implementation of this principle was not simple in practice. The reason for this was that the internal borders of the SFRY were not clearly defined. Soon, the question of the demarcation of Croatia and Slovenia became a controversial issue in relation to these countries. In the period from 1991 to 2009, Croatia and Slovenia tried to resolve this controversial issue by peaceful diplomatic means, but after the failure of these attempts, in 2009 in Stockholm they concluded the Arbitration Agreement by which the resolution of this controversial issue was entrusted to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Arbitration is an institute of International Public Law that has great potential for application in interstate relations, but it also has disadvantages. The question arises as to whether it is an adequate and absolute substitute for the International Court of Justice, or the International Court of Justice is irreplaceable for certain controversial issues.

Book review

DISCIPLINSKO RATOVANJE U DOBA DRONOVA I ROBOTA
Nenad Stekić
International Politics, 2019 70(1174):73-75
SUROVI NOVI SVET
Vuk Lazić
International Politics, 2019 70(1174):76-77