Junior Research Fellow
Lana holds a Master’s in Global Security and Strategy from the Brussels School of Governance and a Bachelor’s in International Business from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Previously she has published on the Belt and Road Initiative in Europe, the Global Gateway and the Strategic Compass, and Serbia’s EU Candidacy for the Defence Horizon Journal.
Lana also works as a Research Fellow at EuropaNova Germany. She is passionate about international and security affairs, focusing on European Foreign and Security Policy, Global Gateway, Belt and Road Initiative, EU-China, and EU-Taiwan relations.
In her free time, she enjoys learning Mandarin, reading history and international relations books, and playing tennis.
Languages: English, Croatian, French, Chinese Mandarin
Tensions are once again brewing between Serbia and Kosovo over the recent municipal elections in the North of Kosovo, and the EU’s inability to handle the situation is undermining the Union’s ability to conduct broader operations and garner influence further afield.
The EU-facilitated deal aims to normalise these relations by Serbia and Kosovo agreeing to certain conditions that each has a hard time accepting. The main goal is to ease tensions, prevent an escalation of a conflict, and progress their respective EU integration paths.