“Rule of Law and Justice: the Case of Serbia”, Djordje Popović (ÖGfE, Austria)

Serbia is a country with enormous challenges in the area of rule of law. The postponing of reforms in this field leads to rather unsatisfactory results in the accession process to the European Union. Not opening any negotiating chapter last year should be understood as a clear sign that the necessary reforms are a precondition for any progress in the negotiations. In this context, the author of this Policy Brief gives several examples of the dire legal situation in Serbia and offers policy recommendations for improving the rule of law in the future.

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