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Peter Pellegrini, Prime Minister of Slovakia

EU Enlargement is a Strategic Investment

Marko Nicovic

Marko Nicović, Lawyer

The Serbian Eliot Ness

Oana Cristina Popa

H.E. Oana-Cristina Popa, Ambassador of Romania to Serbia

Reviving the EU’s Fundamental Mission

H.E. Frédéric Mondoloni, Ambassador of France

Renewed Dynamism of French-Serbian Relations

Aleksandar Vucic Emmanuel Macron
Focus

FOCUS: Does conventional agriculture (still) represent our chance on the world market?

Serbia Can Utilise It’s Potentials More Intelligently

Zdravko Počivalšek, Slovenian Minister for Economic Development and Technology

Business Growing on Both Sides

Current Issues

H.E. Iztok Jarc, Ambassador of Slovenia to Serbia

Respected readers, As you may know, I arrived in Belgrade only recently and I am glad to observe the dynamic development of truly diverse relations...

Bojana Adamović Dragović, Head of Department for Europe, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia

The Past Inspires Renewed Alliance

We expect the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to provide an additional stimulus to greater intensity in all forms of bilateral cooperation, and also to encourage joint action in addressing global challenges, from the threats of terrorism to climate change. France will have a responsible and reliable partner in both of these areas in Serbia

Dejan Šoškić, Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade (EFB)

Real Measure of Our Success

It is true that Serbia recently borrowed on the external market at an extremely low interest rate compared to the previous borrowing of our country, but it remains three times higher than the interest rate paid by Portugal or Bulgaria. Greece’s experience shows that a country mustn’t give in to the temptation to substantially raise its public debt in conditions of low interest rates

Dragoljub Damljanović, President of the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce

President Macron’s Visit is Wind in the Sails of French-Serbian Cooperation

Economic cooperation between France and Serbia is irrefutably strengthening each year, and this year's arrival of French President Emmanuel Macron will further strengthen French-Serbian links. The Chamber will continue, as it has to date, to work in order to increase France'seconomic presence - not only in Serbia but throughout the region

Danijela Fišakov, President of the Slovenian Business Club in Serbia

Nursery of Good Business Ties

Last year's trade exchange between Slovenia and Serbia exceeded 1.5 billion euros, while this exchange has more than doubled over the past ten years. The Slovenian Business Club has for years represented a source of new ideas for the development of cooperation between the two countries' businesspeople

Marko Čadež, President of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Serbia

Both Quantity & Quality of Cooperation Improving

Slovenian and Serbian companies are entering into increasingly complex forms of cooperation, creating consortiums for joint production operations and the joint development of products and services in almost all segments of business, from agribusiness, via industry to ICT, the creative industries and scientifictechnological cooperation

Sanja Ivanić, Director of the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce

Winning Approach

In the first 10 years, we at the Chamber focused on the quality of our offer, while now will also dedicate ourselves to increasing the network of members. We believe that we offer top events and services that will satisfy even the most demanding of companies. French chic and Serbian charm is a winning combination

Francine Pickup, Resident Representative, UNDP Serbia

Creating Change Through Innovation and Strong Partnerships

I am excited to be in Serbia, because it has the potential to create regional change by addressing critical development concerns that go beyond...

Max Blumberg, Ph.d., Blumberg Partnership Founder, Visiting Professor at Leeds University Business School

People Analytics Vs. The Human Touch

Max Blumberg bridges the worlds of business performance and analytics to improve strategy execution, design powerful people processes and increase sales force effectiveness

Activities of the Slovenian Business Club

15 Years and Counting

The Slovenian Business Club in Serbia forms a stable, unbreakable bridge between the economies of Serbia and Slovenia that has been fulfilling its mission...

10th Anniversary French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce

The First Decade of Cooperation

Since its inception in 2009, when only one person with one computer worked in the Chamber, the Chamber has been developing and growing constantly to this day. Following is a retrospective of certain events that have marked the 10 years of the Chamber's work

Opinion

5 Lessons from the European Election

If European elections used to be a sedate affair, the 2019 iteration was anything but. Besides the obvious — a growing fragmentation of European politics, a solid but not dominant position of the far right and an increasingly green left — five lessons emerge from EU’s vote

Dejan Turk, CEO of Vip Mobile and A1 Slovenia

Changes are the Only Constant

Vip mobile, which is part of the international A1 Telekom Austria Group, the leading telecommunications provider in the CEE region, holds a leadership position in Serbia in different segments, despite being the youngest operator on the market. Having already amassed more than 2.2 million users, the company sees opportunities for further growth primarily in the development of digital services

Aleksandra Todorović Sučević, Director

Delta Inženjering – Renowned Name for 30 Years Already

For this company that launched independent operations at the start of 1990, the first decade was conditioned by tough economic and political conditions, representing a major professional challenge

French Fashion

Liberté, égalité, sensualité!

If we're going to start anywhere with French fashion, we should begin chronologically with the 17th Century and the lavish style of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Apart from gaining repute for building the opulent Palace of Versailles, he also became well known for his exquisite attire and introduction of the textile trade to France. He ensured that France was to be an authority and destination for the highest quality materials

Jean-Baptiste Cuzin, Director of the Institut Français in Serbia

The Value of Partnership

“I took the decision to come to Serbia four years ago with my family because I wanted to be, somehow, useful for establishing partnerships and projects, and to be embedded in trends for the changes that are at the core of Serbian society.”

Andrej Beslać, Managing Director at Mlekoprodukt, Part of the Savencia Group

Top Quality is Our Vision

Mlekoprodukt, a part of the Savencia Group, employs about 300 people and processes 30 million litres of milk annually. The company is continuously progressing and growing thanks to the innovations it brings to production and the very focused and creative development of its Biser brand

Priscilia Dubocage, Managing Director of Total Hub Balkans (Serbia, Slovenia and Croatia)

Total is a Top-ranking Player

Total is among the world's four most successful oil companies, with operations in more than 130 countries. Total has been present in Serbia since 2010, when the company choose to invest in the Balkan region, including Serbia. The representative of this French oil company for the Serbian market guarantees the quality of its products

Branko Greganović, Chief Executive Officer at NLB Banka

We’ll Repeat the Historically Positive 2018

NLB Banka Belgrade is part of the NLB Group, which operates on 12 markets with its 45 members. It represents a stable partner that enables the use of numerous financial products and services for every type of business, supports clients in different circumstances and fosters partnership relations with them

Carlos De Cordoue, Chairman of the Executive Board, Credit Agricole Srbija

We Work Every Day for Our Customers and Society

Crédit Agricole Srbija is part of a powerful global financial institution, the 10th largest bank in the world. Such a strong background allows it to implement the Crédit Agricole banking model in Serbia too, and to offer clients a full banking service at the highest level

Aleksandar Spremić, Director, Halcom

We Have a Strong and Clear Focus

Halcom is a pioneering company in the development of modern solutions for payment systems, and thanks to its rich experience and innovation, its solutions are used by more than 70 banks, as well as three central banks and clearing houses on eight markets across three continents

Boštjan Škufca Zaveršek, President of Prva Group

Voluntary Pensions are the Future

Prva Group, with its companies, is one of the biggest providers of voluntary and mandatory pensions in Southeast Europe. This group is also active in life and health insurance on some markets, and is thus being able to provide a full range of services for its 500,000 customers

Dejan Marković, CEO, Schneider Electric Srbija d.o.o.

Serbia is a Promising Country for Doing Business

Traditionally friendly nations of Serbia and France have, over the course of many years, succeeded in building and strengthening economic ties that date back to the time when Serbia and France established official diplomatic relations in 1879, immediately following the Congress of Berlin

Luštica Bay

A Summer Like No Other

The 2019 summer season has arrived and Luštica Bay is readier than ever. With the opening of its Marina Village and the five-star Chedi Hotel last year, this unique and sustainable coastal town is now a fully operational and flourishing Montenegrin destination. With bustling shops and cultural spaces, restaurants spilling onto the sunny promenade, boats cutting through the sparkling waters and flowers blooming, life has never been more active or colourful, enriched by a calendar of tantalising events to keep everyone satisfied throughout the summer months

Tadej Beočanin, Mayor of Ajdovščina

Awakening the Economy of Ajdovščina

Ajdovščina is situated in western Slovenia, alongside the border with Italy, and represents the economic, educational and cultural hub of the Vipava Valley. Ajdovščina was hit quite hard by the economic recession, but the local economy has recovered with the great help of various grants and other stimulations

230th Anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille

Start of Europe’s Modern Era

Beginning in 1789, the French Revolution impacted on every aspect of France and much of Europe, which is why it is often referred to as the start of the modern era. The ideals of the French Revolution paved the way for the acceptance of many Enlightenment ideas. After all, it was the first application of Enlightenment philosophy in an Old World government

Jelena V. Jonovska, Lawyer, Law Firm Jonovski

Language and Customs Connect the Slavic Countries

Thanks to authorised permanent court interpreters for Macedonian, Bosnian, Slovak and English, Jonovski Law Office provides its clients with additional security in business negotiations when concluding a contract, and in any judicial or other proceedings

Alkiviades ‘Alki’ David

Hollywood’s Biggest Troublemaker

Alkiviades ‘Alki’ David is heir to the Coca-Cola Hellenic shipping and bottling company, and is one of the most famous entrepreneurs, known for his diverse interests and business ventures. He is also a successful producer and actor, but also one of Hollywood’s biggest troublemakers

Contemporary Portuguese Art

An Exciting Combination

Lisbon has all the ingredients needed to become Europe’s next red-hot art destination: new galleries are opening there, international dealers are setting up outposts, and dozens of artists are flocking there for its affordable housing and studio rents. The city, which boasts a refreshing mix of commercial and non-profit spaces, also has a contemporary art fair, ARCOlisboa

Tourism

Slovenia – Hidden Gem

Tiny Slovenia is a veritable treasure trove of attractions and activities – from Venetian coastal towns to white-water rafting – that would rival a country many times its size. Despite being Slavic to the core, its cuisine, culture and even architecture have been influenced strongly by its neighbours – Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. The incredible mixture of climates here brings warm Mediterranean breezes up to the foothills of the Alps, where it can nonetheless snow even during summer. And with more than half of its total area forested, Slovenia really is one of the world's greenest countries. The general and unerring impression is also that Slovenia is quietly conservative, deeply self-confident, remarkably broad-minded, extremely tolerant and very, very hospitable

David Vuich of Serbian Apollo Seven visits Serbia

Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the U.S. Embassy has invited David Vuich to visit Serbia from 18-28 July. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the U.S. Embassy has invited David Vuich to visit Serbia from 18-28 July. Read more

President Macron visits Serbia

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić welcomed today at Nikola Tesla Airport French President Emmanuel Macron, who arrived on a two-day visit to our country. Read more

Bastille Day Celebration

To mark the occasion of France’s National Day, Bastille Day, Ambassador of France to Serbia H.E. Frédéric Mondoloni hosted a reception at the French Residence. Read more

Novak Djoković Wins Wimbledon 2019

Novak Djoković beats Roger Federer in longest Wimbledon singles final. Novak Djoković saved two championship points in Wimbledon's longest singles final to retain his title...

Ursula von der Leyen the future President of the European Commission

On 16 July 2019, the European Parliament elected Ursula von der Leyen the future President of the European Commission. She is the first woman...

Kyriakos Mitsotakis: Meet the New Greek Leader

The winner of the 7th July 2019 elections and new prime minister of Greece became New Democracy president in January 2016, after he was...

Trump becomes first sitting US president to cross border into North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un extended warm invitations to one another on Sunday, exchanging lofty visions for the...

Hong Kong protests over China extradition bill

Hundreds of thousands of people — perhaps even more than 1 million — took to the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday to protest...

Baghdad’s Green Zone reopens to public after 16 years

Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone has reopened to the public after 16 years. Maj Gen Jassim Yahya Abd Ali said the area, which houses the...

Belgrade Security Forum 2019

16 -18 October 2019

Business Showcase Farete 2019

4th and 5th September 2019, Bologna (Italy)

Afro festival 2019 opened

28 June - November 2019, Museum of African Art

Jean-Baptiste Cuzin, Director of the Institut Français in Serbia

The Value of Partnership

“I took the decision to come to Serbia four years ago with my family because I wanted to be, somehow, useful for establishing partnerships and projects, and to be embedded in trends for the changes that are at the core of Serbian society.”

Contemporary Portuguese Art

An Exciting Combination

Lisbon has all the ingredients needed to become Europe’s next red-hot art destination: new galleries are opening there, international dealers are setting up outposts, and dozens of artists are flocking there for its affordable housing and studio rents. The city, which boasts a refreshing mix of commercial and non-profit spaces, also has a contemporary art fair, ARCOlisboa

French Fashion

Liberté, égalité, sensualité!

If we're going to start anywhere with French fashion, we should begin chronologically with the 17th Century and the lavish style of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Apart from gaining repute for building the opulent Palace of Versailles, he also became well known for his exquisite attire and introduction of the textile trade to France. He ensured that France was to be an authority and destination for the highest quality materials

Fashion

Summer Gadget Trends 2019

Hit the beach in style this season with chic summer essentials, cool accessories and high-tech devices designed to take...

Ambassador Subrata Bhattacharjee Marks International Yoga Day

The Embassy of India in Serbia, with the support of the City of Belgrade, organised another traditional, annual event...
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