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ICG's Europe program presently spans projects in the Balkans, the Caucasus and Moldova. A team of policy analysts are stationed in these regions, with the overall Program Director based at ICG's headquarters in Brussels.


Since beginning work in Bosnia in February 1996, ICG has built up a sound track record in the Balkans, being seen as an independent voice and source of influential new policy ideas. In those states and entities where we have a full-time presence, our priorities are as follows:

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Dayton framework; refugee return; the economy and the need for accelerated economic and structural reform; foreign aid; political change in Republika Srpska; organised crime and corruption.

  • Kosovo: The evolution of the peace process and Kosovo's legal status; shifts in the ethnic Albanian political scene; the security situation; reconstruction; and the efforts of the UN administration in the province to establish local self-government.

  • Serbia: The challenges facing the Serbian authorities; the development of independent media and civil society; institutional and economic reform and tackling corruption.

ICG also continues to keep watching briefs on Macedonia, Albania, Croatia, and Montenegro, where the risk of conflict has decreased but not disappeared.


In an area characterised by fragile regimes and frozen conflicts, ICG will monitor the democratisation and conflict resolution processes of Georgia, Azerbaijan and Armenia.


ICG will track the resolution of the Transdniestrian conflict and report on the support structure of the regime there.

ICG's Europe program is co-ordinated out of Brussels. For more information, see the related project pages (links above).

Recent reports & briefings  
Georgia: What Now?, Europe Report N°151, 03 December 2003
Building Bridges in Mostar, Europe Report N°150, 20 November 2003
Macedonia: No Time for Complacency, Europe Report N°149, 23 October 2003
Dy në Tango: Agjendë për PSSP në Kosovë, Raporti i Raporti i Evropës N°148, 03 September 2003
Two to Tango: An Agenda for the New Kosovo SRSG, report, 03 September 2003
Moldova: No Quick Fix, Europe Report N°147, 12 August 2003
Nacionalistièke vlade Bosne i Hercegovine: Paddy Ashdown i paradoks izgradnje države, report, 22 July 2003
Bosnia's Nationalist Governments:
Paddy Ashdown and the Paradoxes of State Building
, report, 22 July 2003
Reforma u Srbiji Ponovo Zakoèena, report, 17 July 2003
Serbian Reform Stalls Again, Balkans Report N°145, 17 July 2003
Thessaloniki and After I: The EU’s Balkan Agenda, briefing, 20 June 2003
Thessaloniki and After II: The EU and Bosnia, briefing, 20 June 2003
Thessaloniki and After III: The EU and Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo, briefing, 20 June 2003
Brčko Distrikt Bosne i Hercegovine: Početak, napredak i povlaèenje, report, 02 June 2003
Bosnia's Brcko: Getting In, Getting On and Getting Out, report, 02 June 2003
Etnièka Dilema Kosova: Potreba za Graðanskim Ugovorom, Balkans Report N°143, 28 May 2003
Dilema Etnike e Kosovës: Nevoja Për Kontratë Civile, Balkans Report N°143, 28 May 2003
Kosovo’s Ethnic Dilemma: The Need for a Civic Contract, Balkans Report N°143, 28 May 2003
A Marriage of Inconvenience: Montenegro 2003, report, 16 April 2003
Serbia After Djindjic, Balkans Report N°141, 18 March 2003

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