One should not underestimate the political wisdom of the people. However, I admit that a referendum is not an easy democratic instrument to handle. The political elite must be mature enough to refrain from having a hidden agenda when holding a referendum – Philippe Guex
Switzerland is a country of serious business operations, cautious steps and intelligent investments. With such an investment nature, Swiss investors prefer to move step by step when it comes to expanding their operations in Serbia. The visible progress achieving in business conditions in Serbia provides a sound basis for further development and investments. Of late we’ve also been witnessing increased interest among Swiss businesspeople, particularly in the fields of IT, agriculture and energy
It is evident that strengthening private sector-responsive education and vocational training should be continued, in order to reduce the high level of unemployment among young Serbians. We are glad that we were able to engage with Dr Ursula Renold, a top expert of the Swiss Economic Institute, to support implementation of the law on dual education in Serbia
The SSCC’s Conference on Dual Education, to be held in October 2018 in Belgrade, will be the next stage of the continuing Swiss-Serbian dialogue with a view to contributing to the sustainable and systemic development of the new education system in Serbia
An economist by training, Swiss Ambassador H.E. Philippe Guex monitors Serbia’s economic reforms with particular attention and claims that the biggest successes in the European integration process have been made on the macroeconomic front.
Every European country, including Switzerland, realises just how fragile the values that we all share and cherish are, such as peace, democracy, freedom and stability. At the same time, we should not allow ourselves to fall into a state of anxiety, not only because fear is a bad advisor, but also because the terrorists’ goal is precisely to cause terror and weaken our confidence, says Johann Schneider-Ammann, President of the Swiss Confederation