UDC 327(497.1/.7)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 70 (2019)
Vol. 70, No 1174, pp. 33-59
DOI:

Review paper
Received: 19 Feb 2019
Accepted: 19 Mar 2019

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

Bošković Stefan (Autor je diplomirani politikolog za međunarodne poslove. Trenutno je student master studija na Fakultetu političkih nauka, Univerziteta u Beogradu), stefanb163@gmail.com

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.

Keywords: FRY, Macedonia, BIH, Croatia, consolidation, end of XX century, bilateral relations