The tourist festival “Visiting with the Ukrainians”, organised by the Embassy of Ukraine to mark the occasion of 25 years of the independence of Ukraine, has opened at Kalemegdan Fortress Park with the cutting of a traditional Ukrainian cake.
The traditional campaign “Gang, who’s driving home?”, which has been organised for the fourth consecutive year by company Heineken within the framework of the Belgrade Beer Fest, made it possible for more than thirty thousand visitors to this event to reach their destination in Belgrade, while free transport in both directions was also provided for visitors from Novi Sad, Niš and Kragujevac.
Instituto Cervantes in Belgrade has this year again organised the cycle of films “Cinema under the stars”, which provides a panoramic overview of the most significant recent achievements of Spanish cinema, including films covering different themes, in order to show the diversity of film offerings, as well as contemporary society in Spain.
As a sign of gratitude for all the support after 2014 floods which hit Serbia, the Norwegian Ambassador in Serbia H.E Arne Sannes Bjornstad Norwegian Ambassador to Serbia has been nominated for the charter of the Honorary Citizen of Belgrade.
Around 350 fans of Kpop (Korean pop music) gathered from all over Serbia to attend the event “Kpop World Festival Serbia 2016”, which was held on 26th July at Belgrade’s Dom Omladine Youth Centre. This competition, organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, was held in Belgrade for the first time and brought together a large number of fans of Kpop music, who competed in singing and dancing to the songs of their favorite bands from Korea.
On the occasion of the opening of EU accession negotiation chapters 23 and 24, the Italian Embassy in Belgrade organised the screening of two short films on the contribution of the Directorate for Development Cooperation of the Government of Italy, the sector of social protection of children and young people in Serbia through the financing of two projects: „Strengthening institutions for the decentralisation of social services“ and “Support to the process of de-institutionalisation for children with special needs in Serbia”, which are being conducted by the Region of Emilia Romagna and UNICEF.
Kruševac, Valjevo, Vršac, Sombor and Smederevo are the most successful cities, while Bečej, Svilajnac, Veliko Gradište, Ruma and Apatin are the most successful municipalities when it comes to the issuing electronic construction permits in the first six months of implementation of the new system.
For the first time in the history of the domestic market Coca-Cola has established cooperation with local artists, who have created six completely unique styles of bottles.
Belgrade has long been an international city accustomed to hosting travellers, but over the past year the city has seen arrivals of a different kind: just during the month of July, a daily average of 1,200 asylum seekers were present in Belgrade, which is a vital transit point on their journey towards the EU.
The presidents of Serbia and Montenegro, Tomislav Nikolić and Filip Vujanović, opened the new “Montenegrin House” in Belgrade, assessing that this building should contribute to further deepening the two countries’ friendship. “Montenegro has decided for this to be the ‘Montenegrin House’ in Belgrade, which will not only be defined by diplomacy, but rather with maximally affirm the partnership with Serbia in the interests of the two countries and peoples, with the function of advancing relations,” said Vujanović.
The closing ceremony of the Mathematical Grammar School Cup, which took place at the National Assembly, saw the school’s director, Srđan Ognjanović, present a letter of gratitude to Tatjana Matić, State Secretary at the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, for her “selfless support given to young talent” and for “long-standing successful cooperation”.
Belgrade’s Dom Omladine Youth Centre hosted a press conference on the occasion of the event Orange Week – Dutch Week in Belgrade, which is organised between 27th June and 2nd July by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Serbia, Henk van den Dool, and his delegation visited the Zaječar brewery operating within the Dutch company HEINEKEN
HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation in cooperation with Click Fashion Agency and with the support of the Belgrade City Council have organized a charity fashion show of the world-famous designer Roksanda Ilincic, at the White Palace.The proceeds from this event will be used for children suffering from cancer and for the palliative care unit.
Representatives of the Hellenic Business Association of Serbia have met with the President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, Marko Čadež.
The prestigious Superbrand Serbia 2015/2016 Awards have been presented to the best Serbian companies. Among the major winners were Imlek, British American Tobacco (BAT) and Air Serbia, but also the women's national basketball team, in recognition of its outstanding results in sport, and the Serbian Academy of Arts and Sciences, which was awarded for its innovation
Under the organisation of the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM), the garden of Belgrade’s Poslanik Club hosted the traditional June gathering of managers, which brought together over 200 of the most respected managers and businessmen, high officials of state institutions, representatives of the diplomatic corps, international institutions and many media representatives
The National Theatre in Belgrade provided the venue for the presentation of an evening of Indonesian Culture, which was organised by this country's embassy
The Italian embassy in Belgrade has hosted the “EU Open Doors Day” in which the visitors – mainly students from several Serbian cities – were able to pose questions about the European Union
To mark World Environment Day, the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, the Embassy of the Republic of France and the UN Development Programme in Serbia organised a joint press conference on the premises of the French Embassy in Belgrade