EUROREGIONS – THE FUTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION?
The subject of the analysis of this work are Euroregions as specific forms of transnational cooperation in the European Union. Over the past decades, the European Union has been working intensively to implement the principles of decentralization, that is, to bring the authorities understood as service providers to citizens. Strengthening it’s regional capacities is one of the steps taken by the European Union. In this context, Euroregions should also be seen as forms of cooperation between different European nations. In addition to the description of some of the existing Euroregions and their advantages, the aim of this paper is to understand the significance of the Euroregion for the survival of the idea of a unified Europe, as well as to observe the same as possible alternatives between the two models of the organization of government that are imposed today – globalist and national. In this context, we will consider further the possibilities of developing the concept of the Euroregion and the obstacles that can be faced in the future. In theory, we will use the theory of regionalization and regionalism, and in terms of methods, we will use the historical method, the case study method, the statistical and comparative method.
ANALYSIS OF THE WORK OF REGULATORY BODIES IN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AREA IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA: CASE OF THE NATIONAL REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
The Republic of Serbia belongs to the ranks of European countries with the greatest disproportion of the regional development of its parts. It is therefore important that the state insists on strengthening the existing ones and establishing new regulatory bodies that would deal with, within its competences, the problem of balanced regional development. One of the most important institutions in this domain in the Republic of Serbia is the National Agency for Regional Development (NARR). Consequently, the work will focus primarily on the analysis of the concept of regulatory bodies (in particular agencies), as well as on the analysis of the nature of regulation itself, and then the focus of the analysis is the National Agency for Regional Development - its legal nature, regulatory (and other ) function it performs, as well as consideration of its previous work and possibilities for its improvement.