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Civil Society Leads Court Reforms in Kosovo

A recent report by Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies highlights the collaboration among civil society leaders to make necessary changes to Kosovo’s judicial processes during its nascent independence.

European Foundation Centre Examines Operating Environment for Foundations in Western Balkans

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) has released a paper comparing and analyzing the current landscape for public-benefit foundations and nonprofits in six countries of the Western Balkans. The EFC’s European Center for Non-Profit Law published the report, contrasting the legal and monetary nuances of foundation work in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia.

Western Balkans Philanthropy for Green Ideas Winners Announced

The fifth annual Forum on the Development of Philanthropy in the Western Balkans: Philanthropy for Green Ideas was held from July 24–27, 2014 in Llogara, Albania. Philanthropy for Green Ideas is a regional competition that encourages communities to generate business ideas, utilizing local resources and revitalizing traditions of production and community-based markets in an environmentally-friendly way.

Competition Spurs Green Business Ideas in Albania

In April, Partners Albania held a nationwide competition for civil society organizations, social enterprises, and small business ventures to pitch and develop innovative, sustainable business ideas. Fifteen groups competed during the two-day Green Ideas Competition.

Presidents of Croatia, Macedonia, and Montenegro Support the Establishment of RECOM

Croatian President Ivo Josipović, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, and Montenegrin President Filip Vujanović have appointed personal envoys to RECOM, the regional commission working to identify and disclose facts about war crimes that occurred in the Balkans during the 1990s. They will work with RECOM's Regional Expert Group, to review its draft statute and move forward in the establishment of RECOM.

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