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Virginijus Sinkevičius

Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans & Fisheries

Pollution Knows No Borders

Gabit Syzdykbekov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Serbia

H.E. Mr. Gabit Syzdykbekov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Serbia

Warm Fraternal Welcome

Kati Csaba, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia

H.E. Kati Csaba, Ambassador of Canada to Serbia

Serbian Market Becoming Increasingly Attractive

H.E. Sian Christina Macleod, UK Ambassador to Serbia

H.E. Sian Christina Macleod, UK Ambassador to Serbia

UK Among Mining Sector Change Leaders

Subrata Bhattacharjee

H.E. Mr. Subrata Bhattacharjee, Ambassador of India to Serbia

Deep Rooted & Close Ties Between India and Serbia

focus cord february 2020

Focus: Brain Drain Vs. Brain Circulation

Million Dollar Question

Junichi Maruyama

H.E. Junichi Maruyama, Ambassador of Japan to Serbia

The Year of Celebrations

Current Issues

Comment by Zoran Panović

How Can One Escape the Balkans?

For postmodern historians, the war in Ukraine was proof that Austro-Hungary has not yet even properly fallen apart (never mind the USSR), while we in the ‘Region’, as a euphemism for the Yugosphere (Tim Judah), don’t need postmodernism to doubt whether Yugoslavia has fully collapsed

Eric Rasmussen, Director Natural Resources, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBDR)

We Support Responsible Mining

Serbia may benefit from strong demand for critical raw materials coming from Europe, but it has to seek responsible investors who apply good corporate...

Stevica Deđanski PhD, State Secretary, Serbian Ministry of Mining and Energy

Last Year Saw 16 Million Tonnes of Ore Produced

The largest number of exploratory works relate to metals – copper and gold, lead and zinc, but also lithium and boron. Serbia will work...

Dr. Reinhard Ploss

Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Society

Reinhard Ploss (65) was born in Bamberg, Germany. He studied process engineering at the Technical University of Munich and received his doctorate in 1990. He began his career at Infineon in 1986 (Siemens AG until 1999). Today, Dr. Pross is Chief Executive Officer of Infineon Technologies AG, world leader in semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. He is responsible for Divisions, Group Strategy, Communications & Government Relations, Human Resources (Labor Director), Legal, Research & Development

Nebojša Nešković, Scientist

The Tougher Road to Traverse

A son of celebrity parents who was a musician in his youth, a successful scientist and Secretary General of the World Academy of Art...

Janko Anđelić, Sales Director SEE, Ingram Micro

We Step Into Our Partners’ Shoes

Ingram Micro doo Belgrade is a Value Add Distributor, which means that it provides additional services to its partners and their customers – from assistance in the process of selection and testing of IT solution to its final configuration, integration into the enterprise IT infrastructure and after-sales services

Vladimir Popović, Managing Director at SEE Ingram Micro

We Deliver On What We Promise

Ever since the first day the Belgrade office opened, Ingram Micro has recognised the potential and effort of its employees, such that the office in Belgrade now services Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Albania and Bulgaria, or a market that boasts more than 50 million inhabitants

Aleksandar Milin, Director, Express Cargo

Only the Best is Good Enough

Express Cargo d.o.o. (Ltd.) has been engaged in the transport of packages worldwide since 2002. It offers clients top quality services in the field of international air, waterway and road transport, complete import and export services, customs brokerage and door-to-door delivery, as well as some other specific services

Dejan Vukotić, Director of the Serbian Export Credit and Insurance Agency - AOFI

Exports Up Seven Per Cent

The Serbian Export Credit and Insurance Agency supports national exports ad does so by financing preparations for export, financing working capital/liquid assets for export preparation, bulk buying export receivables and issuing all types of guarantees, as well as insuring the collection of receivables from export activities

Polaris

If You Don’t Measure It, You Can’t Improve It

The first econometric models for measuring the total marketing effectiveness marked our first year of operation…

Ljubica Vukčević, Head of Research & Insight at Direct Media United Solutions

We Always Track Changes In The Media

The media is changing, and the time spent using the media is extending. This was also shown by the statistics of company Nielsen for the second quarter of 2019, in which users spent 11 hours and 45 minutes per day interacting with the media – television, TV-connected devices, radios, computers, smartphones and tablets – which represents an additional hour and 21 minutes of media exposure across all platforms compared to the second quarter of 2018

Sanda Savić, Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications at Hemofarm

Success is Unlocked By Words & Confirmed By Images

Hemofarm is a regional leader in the pharmaceutical industry, with record volumes of production, a record number of products and record sales, but it is also a leader in the field of sustainable development, corporate responsibility and both external and internal communication

Mirjana Višnjić, General Manager, We Media Agency D.o.o.

We Are Able to Play

I think we are in one of the most beautiful businesses that exist, primarily because it is based on our imagination. We are able to "play" with our clients' expensive products and imagine what we could do to make them better. WE Media Agency's team "plays" every day with one of the most expensive products, because we have fallen in love with PR and marketing in real estate, and for the most part, we operate in that field. So, basically, every day we "play" with real estate

Marina Savić, Head of Corporate Communications for Serbia and Macedonia at Atlantic Grupa

New Channels, New Possibilities

Large companies like the Atlantic Grupa, should use their good practices to be generators of change, thereby encouraging prosperity and building a society that's more just as a whole. That's how it used to be, while it was Soko Štark, and as it is today

Feature

The Big Miners Moving Away From Coal

Rio Tinto sold its last coal mines in 2018, becoming the first mining major to go coalfree. Since then other mining companies have followed Rio Tinto’s lead and exited the coal industry; could the days of mining majors investing in coal be numbered?

Goran Galić, Regional Leader, Eastern Europe & Balkans, Cummins Distribution Europe

From Diesel Engines to Hybrid Platforms

Cummins has a direct presence in Serbia, as a subsidiary of Cummins Inc., which demonstrates understanding for this market, especially in the area of mining

Branislav Grbović, Project Director & Regional Director Southern Europe (SE) Mining and Minerals

No Deficit of Mining Wealth Imminent

Wood is among the world's largest international engineering companies, employing as many as 60,000 people in 60 countries worldwide, while it has been operating in the Balkans for the past 15 years

Dr. Milinko Radosavljević, Director of the Mining Institute Ltd. Belgrade

Mining Institute That’s Recognised on the Market

Most of the works that the Mining Institute is engaged in are in, or for, Public Enterprise Elektroprivreda Serbia (EPS), but the institute is also engaged in other areas

Business and Civil Sectors: Integrations And Innovations

At the Integration-Innovation event, business and civil sector representatives gathered to create new opportunities for the involvement of the two sectors in policymaking and advocacy. Read more

Sweden support for Environmental Democracy in Serbia

Minister Trivan and the Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Jan Lundin signed the extension of two cooperation agreements on Sweden's support for Environmental Democracy in Serbia with more than 3m EUR. Read more

71st Republic Day of India

Ambassador of India to Serbia H.E. Subrata Bhattacharjee hosted a reception on 24 January 2020 to mark the 71st Republic Day of India. Read more

Environment

The European Green Deal Will Cost €260 Billion

On 11th January, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

The U.S.

Home sales will drop in 2020

Sales of existing U.S. homes will fall 1.8% from 2019, according to the forecast. Home prices will flatten nationally, increasing just 0.8% annually. However,...

China

Nintendo Partners With Tencent 

Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Nintendo Co. announced the launch of Nintendo’s signature Switch game console in China. The Nintendo Switch was on the market...

Norway

Norwegian Air cuts long-haul routes

Oslo-based Norwegian Air announced that it’s dropping its long-distance routes from Stockholm and Copenhagen to the U.S. and Thailand. The move is part of...

Spain

Over 90% of Foreign Companies Expect to Increase Their Investments 

Foreign companies’ assessment of the business climate in Spain has remained unchanged since 2018. Specifically, the business climate in Spain scored an average of...

Europe

Delivery platforms boost restaurant profits

Food delivery platforms are helping independent, and chain restaurants in London, Paris, Madrid and Warsaw serve more meals every week, boosting the sector’s revenue...

Nemanja Radulovic Film Unique

17 & 18 March (21.00), Kolarac Art Cinema

Exhibition of Algerian modern painting and promotion of the...

In collaboration with Galerija '73, the Association of Friends of Algeria hosted the grand opening of an exhibition of...

Science & Technology

Indian By Design

Several studies have shown how customisability is a strong requirement for the Indian consumer, and even international players have realised the need for a design approach that incorporates ‘all things Indian’

Ana Maria Rossi, Film and Television Director

Film Can Change the World

I’m not used to writing of myself that I’m a lady film and television director, a lady screenwriter... Nor do I use the words lady psychologist or lady sociologist... Nor ‘architectress’ – it doesn’t matter to me how architect is translated into the female language. That absolute political correctness at all costs, which supposedly proves gender equality, didn’t reach me

Contemporary Architecture - Japan

Balancing the Radical & Logical

Visionary, poetic, and with a powerful connection to nature, contemporary Japanese architects have painted the world’s landscapes with some of the most awe-inspiring homes, museums, cultural institutions, and contemplative spaces. We look at six Japanese architects taking on the world stage

Fashion

Fresh Powder

Fluffy, bottomless powder is the stuff that many skiers’ dreams are made of. But, getting the hang of skiing...
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