Elections in Serbia: Rising Authoritarianism and EU RhetoricKursnummer: 110520on
Europe 2020: Avoiding electoral surprises
Part 24: Elections in Serbia: Rising Authoritarianism and EU Rhetoric
When: Monday, 15 June 2020. 9:00-11:00
Where: ConcordiaCloud (Zoom)
Registration deadline: Friday, 12 June 2020
Zoom link received upon registration and one day before the event.
Cooperation project: forum journalismus und medien and the European Commission Representation in Austria.
Milan Antonijević, human rights lawyer, executive director of the Open Society Foundation Serbia. Facilitator during the dialogue between the government and the opposition.
Srdjan Majstorović, political scientist, consultant, expert in the Serbia-EU relations, chairman of the Governing Board of the European Policy Centre – CEP, Belgrade-based think tank. Former member of the Negotiating Team for Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union.
Serbia holds parliamentary elections on 21 June 2020 amidst protests of the fragmented opposition. Part of the opposition will boycott the coming ballot. Describing the Serbian political regime as authoritarian is no longer an adjective used by the liberal intellectuals. Serbia’s president Aleksandar Vučić and his Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) control all state institutions as well as most of country’s media. SNS is expected to win the elections.
On the international arena, Vučić claims to lead his country towards the EU membership, while flirting with Moscow and thanking brother Xi (Xi Jinping, Chinese president) for helping Serbia during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Which choices do Serbian voters have on 21 June?
Concept and moderation
Mirjana Tomić, fjum
Presentations, Q&A, dialogue
Journalists from the Austrian and Austria-based media, foreign and national news desks.
Number of participants: Maximum 20
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