Wiktor Hebda

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Institute of Political Science and International Relations Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland

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KOSOVO STATUS ACCORDING TO STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ZAGREB AND THE UNIVERSITY OF BELGRADE

Kosovo independence still remains a key issue on a global scale. In simple terms, there are two contradictory stands on the sovereignty of Kosovo. According to the first one, Kosovo declaration of independence is illegal due to the breach of international law and the constitution of the Republic of Serbia of 2006. Meanwhile the second stand proves that unilateral Kosovo declaration of independence was legal since Kosovo Albanians are fully entitled to the right of self-determination. The following paper presents an opinion on Kosovo independence expressed by the students of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Belgrade and the University of Zagreb - two most important universities in Serbia and Croatia. The results presented in the paper are based on the survey carried out by the author in 2013.

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The Republic of Srpska - Quo Vadis?

The Republic of Srpska (RS BiH) achieved independence within Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1995. Since, numerous questions have arisen regarding the quality of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty. In order to offer a transparent analysis of the situation in the Republic of Srpska, this paper is divided into four parts. The first section contains an analysis of the political situation. The author presents the constitutional basis upon which the RS BiH operates, fol­lowed by information from the recent parliamentary and presidential elections. The second part contains a brief analysis of the economic situation in Republic of Srpska, including a series of data with an impact on the status of the Republic of Srpska’s economy. In the third part, the author focuses on the social situation in the Republic of Srpska, by providing the facts and figures on various social aspects such as population census, migration, unemployment, mines, etc. In the fourth section, the author suggests a few possible scenarios of the future developments in and surrounding the Republic of Srpska.

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