EUROPEAN UNION’S ROLE IN THE FORMATION OF SERBIA AS A LEGAL STATE

Authors

  • Vesna R. Stanković Pejnović Институт за политичке студије Београд
  • Tijana D. Perić Diligenski Институт за политичке студије Београд

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EU, judiciary, reforms, rule of law, fight against corruption

Abstract

The subject of this paper is analysing the role of the European Union as a supranational entity in promoting the rule of law in the Republic of Serbia. The article is divided thematically into two thought sections. In the first part of the article, the authors critically look back on European values and ideas. The second part of the paper focuses on the reform of the judicial system and the fight against corruption that are shaped under EU mechanisms of conditionality. The process of Serbia's accession to the European Union is linked to the obligation to introduce and implement important legislative reforms required by the European Union. As the most important reformist steps by the Serbian legislator in this direction, the authors identified the European demands proscribed in the negotiating chapter 23 that portrays the importance of the independent, impartial, professional and efficient judiciary capable of dealing with corruptive arrangements in all social spheres. Only judiciary system whith thit such characheristics will be guarantor of the achievement of the basic human and civil rights.

The history of major reforms (from any field) proves that innovative theoretical ideas hardly find their place in reality. Well-conceived in theory, it often does not prove to be successful in practice, and sometimes even not feasible. In this respect, the EU offered Serbia as a candidate country clear criteria for this type of check and evaluation, from transparency to clear measurable results.

It is important to emphasized that reforms in the field of rule of law are not just written strategies, action plans or reports, and it is certainly not a simply copying the laws. Reforms in the rule of law field concern radical, far-reaching, transformational changes. Strengthening the independence, impartiality and efficiency of the judiciary, strengthening the fight against corruption and organized crime, creating an environment that guarantees freedom of expression and the media is a key challenge that has a direct and tangible impact on the lives of citizens.

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2019-10-02

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R. Stanković Pejnović , V. ., & D. Perić Diligenski, T. . (2019). EUROPEAN UNION’S ROLE IN THE FORMATION OF SERBIA AS A LEGAL STATE. KULTURA POLISA, 16(39), 71–83. Retrieved from https://kpolisa.com/index.php/kp/article/view/336

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