COVID19 Western Balkans Dialogue
The COVID19 Western Balkans Dialogue is a joint initiative of the CSEES and BiEPAG. The dialogues are series of interviews with analysts, activists and politicians on the political, economic, and social consequences of the pandemic and government responses.
Interview with Vladimir Gligorov
Interview with the economist Vladimir Gligorov on the economic impact of COVID19 for the Western Balkans and policy options.
Interview with Igor Štiks
Interview with the writer and social scientist Igor Štiks on what COVID19 means for social resilience, relations between state and society, activism and how the pandemic will be defining the future of the region.
Interview with Senada Šelo-Šabić
Interview with the researcher Senada Šelo-Šabić at the Institut for Development and International Relations (Zagreb) on what COVID19 means for the Croatian presidency of the EU, how the Croatian government responded and the response in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Interview with Milena Lazarević
Interview with the Program Director Milena Lazarević at the European Policy Center (Belgrade) on what COVID19 means for the European Integration of Serbia and whether there has been a geopolitical shift towards China.
Interview with Nebojša Zelenović
Interview with the mayor of Šabac, Nebojša Zelenović, on local responses to COVID19, the difficult relations with the government and how to communicate with citizens in times of crisis, as well as elections.
Interview with Gentiola Madhi
Interview with Gentiola Madhi on COVID19 in Albania, government response, the challenge of weak checks and balances, links with Italy and the prospect of EU integration.
Interview with Agon Maliqi
Interview with Agon Maliqi on COVID19 in Kosovo, the fall of the government, and the ongoing power struggle, as well as the implications for the dialogue with Serbia.