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On 29 June 2010, the Open Society Institute (OSI) and the European Stability Initiative (ESI) jointly presented a film as well as a panel debate in Brussels which was entitled ‘Kosovo – Breaking the Isolation’. The event was chaired by Heather Grabbe (Director of OSI-Brussels). Other members of the panel included Bajram Rexhepi (Kosovo Interior… » read more

The EU justice and home affairs minister are about to agree on a large-scale banking data sharing plan with the United States. The agreement will have a massive impact on the privacy of banking data of European businesses and citizens. Background of the deal It’s everything about SWIFT, a company that handles the bank transactions… » read more

The European Commission proposed lifting visa restrictions on three Western Balkans states – Montenegro, Macedonia and Serbia. Under this proposal, liberalization of visas for nationals of the Western Balkans will come into force on January 1st, 2010. EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana visited Montenegro on July 15th and stated that Montenegro has impressive progress… » read more