Section: Country Profiles

Country Profiles

mapThe first section of the CITSEE research project involves detailed research into the national citizenship regimes of the seven new states now existing on the territory of the former Yugoslavia.

Much of this preliminary work is being undertaken within the framework of the EUDO-citizenship project directed by Jo Shaw and Rainer Bauboeck of the European University Institute. The work on the EUDO citizenship website makes use of previous work by Igor Stiks and Francesco Ragazzi (Croatia) and Felicita Medved (Slovenia).

In 2010 CITSEE researchers Jelena Dzankic(Montengro), Gezim Krasniqi (Kosovo and Albania), Eldar Sarajlic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)Ljubica Spaskovska (Macedonia) and Nenad Rava(Serbia) have completed EUDO reports on their respective states.

EUDO Citizenship Reports analyse the historical and contemporary citizenship laws, policies and practices of each state pofiled. In addition, the EUDO website offers access to databases presenting the current citizenship legislation of each state, information about international conventions ratified, and eventually citizenship links, bibliography, terminology and case law.

As the CITSEE country profiles evolve, a substantial amount of new material will be exclusively presented on this website, including extended reports focusing on the broader political and ideational context in which the respective citizenship regimes are evolving and relevant photographs and other graphic material, such as scanned examples of identity documents and passports. Some of the material is housed on the EUDO website.

You can also obtain some information about the citizenship regime in Albania via the EUDO website. Although Albania is not a 'CITSEE state', its links to Kosovo and other states in the region, as well as its status, as far as the EU is concerned as part of the 'Western Balkans' along with the other CITSEE states apart from Slovenia, means that it should be understood very much as part of the post-Yugoslavia future of this region, although it was never part of Yugoslavia and has a longer history as a state than any of the CITSEE states in their current forms.

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