The Yugosphere (Macedonian, Slovene and Serbo-Croatian: Jugosfera / Југосфера) is a concept created in 2009 by British writer Tim Judah[1] during his time as a senior visiting fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics.[2] The Yugosphere refers to the social, linguistic, economic and cultural ties between the successor nations of the former Yugoslavia and how following the breakup of Yugoslavia these ties and bonds are being reforged to the benefit of the whole region.[3] Judah has described the Yugosphere as "a way of describing the renewal of thousands of broken bonds across the former state," a social and political phenomenon with a certain political application.[4] The concept also calls for a Benelux or Nordic Council style organisation in the former Yugoslavia to promote cooperation and integration as well as unified policy stances and foreign policy in order to benefit all nations as well as speed up European Union integration.

The region of the former Yugoslavia with EU member states (Slovenia 2004, Croatia 2013) in dark green and non-EU states in light green.


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  1. ^ Yugosphere
  2. ^ "Tim Judah - Georgina Capel Associates ltd". Georgina Capel Associates ltd. Retrieved 2018-08-06.
  3. ^ Anna Jagiełło-Szostak (18 April 2013). "Yugosphere: The beginning of the new integration in the Balkans?". New Eastern Europe. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
  4. ^ "THE YUGOSPHERE". The Judah Edition. Retrieved 2018-08-06.