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        • Serbia and Hungary: Hammering Democracy
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          • Autor: Marko Drajić
          • Serbia and Hungary: Hammering Democracy

          • Hungary is currently Serbia’s closest international partner. Bilateral relations between the two countries are no longer marred by any disputes and their political and economic interests increasingly coincide. The values underpinning the administrations of both countries have converged to ...

        • The Security Sector in a Captured State
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          • The Security Sector in a Captured State

          • Report on state capture in Serbia is BCSP genuine and pioneering work aiming to document and deconstruct ongoing process of state capture in the security sector through presentation of mechanisms, actors and consequences of this process.

        • The Security Sector in the State of Emergency: Testing Democracy
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          • Autor: Isidora Stakic, Jelena Pejic Nikic, Katarina Djokic, Marija Ignjatijevic, Sasa Djordjevic
          • The Security Sector in the State of Emergency: Testing Democracy

          • This analysis by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) concludes that during the 52 days it spent in a state of emergency, Serbia failed the test of democracy, thanks to a series of failings and irregularities in the conduct and control of the security sector.

        • The Masks Have Slipped: Serbia in a Geopolitical Pandemic
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          • Autor: Isidora Stakic, Maja Bjelos, Marko Drajić
          • The Masks Have Slipped: Serbia in a Geopolitical Pandemic

          • Masks have slipped and the interests of Serbia’s foreign policy were exposed during the COVID-19 pandemic. These interests are not based on the principles of common goods, but on mechanism for preserving the existing internal order. This is one of the conclusions in the foreign policy analysis ...

        • Crime in the Western Balkans Six at the Time of Coronavirus: Early Findings
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          • Autor: Sasa Djordjevic
          • Crime in the Western Balkans Six at the Time of Coronavirus: Early Findings

          • Did organized crime groups continue with their activity at the time of Coronavirus, which trends in the criminal activities in the Western Balkans can be noticed in the first six weeks of the pandemic and which scenarios can be envisaged for the future, analyzed BCSP Researcher Sasa Djordjevic.

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        • To ensure the basic role of the police - maintenance and improvement of the safety of citizens - the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy has been regularly examining the integrity of the police since 2012.

          The integrity assessment opens up a discussion of the abuse of police powers, police corruption, and misconduct of police officers. Studies conducted in various democratic countries show that management of the police and police culture are the most important factors that influence the officers’ behaviour. Therefore, the focus of this study is to assess the institutional integrity of the police, i.e. the effectiveness of the reform and managerial moves in the police aimed at making it an accountable and transparent service oriented towards the citizens.

          The research methodology was improved, compared to the last year's study. Two areas - transparency and management - which have been studied in detail in 2015 now represent integral parts of each field of integrity observation. Within them, we analysed the steps forward as well as the problems, in both legal and practical terms.

          The BCSP identified five areas of integrity observation:

          1. external oversight,
          2. police accountability,
          3. human resources management,
          4. financial management,
          5. criminal accountability.

          The last area is completely new and it served to assess a formal possibility for criminal prosecution of members of the police force for their corruption activities.

          The research was conducted based on the content analysis of regulations, reports of various state bodies, international organisations and police unions, public opinion poll, and on the basis of public information obtained from the institutions of the criminal justice system in Serbia. We also used different media content. Unlike last year, no consultations were held with representatives of the Ministry of Interior in this round of research, as the Cabinet of the Minister did not approve our request. By using many diverse data sources, the research team tried to provide the best possible assessment of the integrity of the police force.

          The Report is published as part of the Action “Western Balkans Pulse for Police Integrity and Trust: POINTPULSE”. The Action is supported by the European Union through the program “Civil Society Facility” under the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA). The contents of the Report are the sole responsibility of the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and views expressed in this document are not necessarily those of the European Union.

        • Tags: POINTPULSE, police, budget, integrity, Sasa Djordjevic, Bojan Elek, Sofija Mandić, Vladimir Erceg
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