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Overdue, Expensive And Ineffective

Instead of indiscriminately giving a hundred euros to every citizen, help should have been given - simply and without delay - to those who...

Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Boycott Is Not An Option

As we now seem to slowly emerge out of this crisis, it is more important than ever that all citizens and political actors have...

H.E. Andrea Orizio, Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia

Monitoring Elections In A Time Of Covid-19

In the build-up to the elections to be held on 21st June, the OSCE's Head of Mission in...

Branislav Nedimović, Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Agriculture Has Strategic Importance

Extraordinary circumstances showed the necessity of independent food production Serbia succeeded, in just 24 hours, to ensure the full...

Danijela Fišakov, President Of The Slovenian Business Club

High Expectations

We Expect The Continuation Of Dialogue Between The Business Community And The Government We justifiably expected tangible support from...

H.E. Jørn Gjelstad, Norwegian Ambassador

Norway Introduced Corona Act

Today I believe we have managed to control and contain the spread of COVID-19 effectively in Norway. I remember...

Goran Trivan, Serbian Minister of Environmental Protection

We Talk Loudly About All Environmental Issues

We are determined in our intentions to systematically and consistently resolve environmental issues and participate actively in all...

H.E. Jan Lundin, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Serbia

This is How We Cook the Change!

Within our UNDP project Climate Smart Bio-waste Challenge, we Ideas To Waste want to pave the way for...

Francine Pickup, UNDP Resident Representative to Serbia

No Good Ideas to Waste

The proper recycling of bio-waste could create new products and jobs in Serbia. Local governments, public utility companies,...

Zorica Bilić, Country Coordinator, GIZ GmbH

Green Projects Are a Development Opportunity

German Development Cooperation, through its development partnership mechanism and the develoPPP.de programme, combines forces with companies with the...

His Eminence Bishop Ignjatije of Požarevac-Braničevo and Smederevo

From Individual Beings to Beings of Community

We must realise that we cannot exist alone and that others, no matter how different they may be...

H.E. Tarzan Milošević, Ambassador of Montenegro to Serbia

The Level of Bilateral Cooperation Must Be Raised

I want to believe that the misunderstanding over respirators is the last between our countries during this difficult...

Focus

Winner Certain, Consequences Uncertain

Although it already appeared certain that the ruling party would secure a convincing victory in the upcoming parliamentary...

Goran Marković, Film and Theatre Director, Screenwriter

Successes Corrupts, Failures Fortify

He has made 13 feature films, mostly based on his own screenplays, has written seven theatre plays and...

H.E. Radko VLAYKOV, Ambassador of Bulgaria

Measures Imposed In Bulgaria One Of The Most Liberal In Europe

In Bulgaria, as in many other countries in Europe, there is an intense debate between experts, politicians and...

H.E. Koenraad ADAM, Ambassador of Belgium

Belgium Proved The Resilience Of Its Public Health System

From the outset of the crisis, Belgium has been severely hit by COVID19. This is due to several...

H.E. Ruth Caris STEWART, Ambassador of Australia

Australia Managed To Get To A Good Position To Move Forward

Australia’s Department of Health began monitoring the situation already in early January this year and developed a national...

H.E. Oleksandr ALEKSANDROVYCH, Ambassador of Ukraine

Ukraine Faces Massive Return Of Ukrainians From Abroad

Ukraine was among the first in Europe to introduce nationwide measures to deal with COVID-19. The government adopted...

H.E. Gilles Arnout BESCHOOR PLUG, Ambassador of The Netherlands

Netherlands Slowly Moving In The Right Direction

The Netherlands has, like every country in the world, introduced measures to tackle coronavirus - handwashing, staying at...

H.E. Carlo Lo CASCIO, Ambassador of Italy

Italy Every Day “In a Battle” To Save Lives

As the first country in Europe to be hit – and very hard - by the virus, Italy...

H.E. Anders Christian HOUGÅRD, Ambassador of Denmark

Denmark’s Timely Reactions Lead To Optimism

Denmark was the first country in Europe after Italy to announce lockdown. At the time, there were no...

H.E. Aida SMAJIĆ, Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina Implements Rigorous Measures

As dramatic news arrived from Italy, Spain and then from our closest neighbouring countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina was...

H.E. Tanju BILGIÇ, Ambassador of Turkey

Turkey Sees Relatively Low Coronavirus Mortality Rate

Turkey is committed to strengthening international cooperation in combating this global threat. We closely follow and support the...

H.E. Mohamad Amine BELHAJ, Ambassador of Morocco

Situation Remains Stable In Morocco

Allow me to put forward a few concerns regarding this global health issue. This is an unprecedented crisis...

H.E. Ahmed Al SAYEGH, UAE Minister of State

UAE Provided A Stimulus Package Worth USD 70 Billion

With governments around the world grappling with COVID-19 and the implications it poses for their people and economies,...

Dejan Vladić, Minister – Counsellor, The Embassy of Slovenia

Mass Testing In Slovenia

On 12 March 2020 Slovenia declared the epidemic due to the increasing number of cases of coronavirus infection....

H.E. Nikolaus LUTTEROTTI, Ambassador of Austria

Austria One Of The First European Countries With The Restrictive Measures

Austria has pursued a strategy of early and strict lockdown followed by a controlled re-opening of public life....

H.E. Tomáš KUCHTA, Ambassador of Czech Republic

Czech Republic Introduced “Intelligent Quarantine” Approach

To detect COVID-19 the so-called PCR tests are used, which confirm the rapid increase of sections of DNA....

H.E. Kimmo LÄHDEVIRTA, Ambassador of Finland

Emergency Powers Act Taken Into Use In Finland For The First Time

The first coronavirus case in Finland was discovered in January, but the patient was quickly isolated and recovered...

H.E. Philippe GUEX, Ambassador of Switzerland

Switzerland Successful in Flattening the Curve

Switzerland is among the countries most affected by the pandemic in Europe, with over 27,000 cases and more...

H.E. Yorgos DIACOFOTAKIS, Ambassador of Greece

Severe Containment Measures In Greece Proved Successful

Thanks to early and severe containment measures, Greece has successfully managed to flatten the curve very quickly and...

H.E. Kathleen CSABA, Ambassador of Canada

Experience With SARS Helped Canada Respond To COVID-19

Canada saw its first cases of coronavirus in January, at first only in Toronto and Vancouver. These early...

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Most EU Countries Are Trailing The United States In Digitalisation

By 2020, 37% of European firms had still not adopted any advanced digital technology, compared with 27% in the...

Novak Đoković Arrives In Tokyo To Keep Golden Slam Dream Alive

The tennis star, 34, continues historic quest at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and takes part in a training...

New UK Scheme To Drive Trade With Developing Countries And Boost Jobs And Growth

Today, the UK Government has launched a consultation on new trading rules that will help countries out of poverty – and...

Cannes Film Festival: Titane Wins Top Palme d’Or prize

Titane - an outlandish film packed full of sex and violence - has won the top award at the...

Novak Djoković Confirms Tokyo Olympics Participation In Birthday Message To Young Fan

After grabbing hold of his sixth Wimbledon title, Novak Djoković was surprisingly uncertain if he'd make the trip to Tokyo...