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Collage of Illusions

I represent the thesis that the Belgrade elections of 2018 were the last elections in Serbia to include the participation of all relevant stakeholders

Why is America Eclipsing the EU in the Balkans?

It’s very rare to witness first-hand an acceleration of history, and this is precisely what is happening in the Balkans now. In a very short time, Serbia and Kosovo took huge steps towards normalising their relations

China’s Economic Fight Against the Coronavirus

There is no doubt that China will win the battle against the coronavirus. In the meantime, however, policymakers must take steps to ensure that the economy functions as normally as possible – without compromising efforts to contain the outbreak – and can bounce back quickly once the crisis is over

The Year of Celebrations

In February 2020, Japan is celebrating the first National Day (The Emperor's Birthday) since His Majesty Emperor Naruhito ascended to the Throne. I am delighted that CorD Magazine is publishing a special edition dedicated to Japan on this celebratory occasion

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

Intelligent Evolution

We will remember the year behind us for the creation of very significant new international academic partnerships, for the setting of standards in cases...

The Macron Paradox

Deep Purple performed in Belgrade again this December, and it was an occasion to recall how much more relaxed the atmosphere in Serbia had been when this band last performed in Belgrade, in March 2014, and when the top stars among the audience were then Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić, dressed in a tight, black, leather jacket, and First Lady Dragica, also dressed in rocker’s apparel

Repositioning Our Entry Into the Third Decade

I think that at least two positions could be dominant when it comes to the decade ahead. The world, and with it Europe and the region, faces antagonistic processes: on the one hand are disintegration processes while on the other are integration processes which, in my opinion, will only deepen in the next decade. At the same time, the growing absence of hope and the inability to see the global perspective seriously call into question faith in the future

The Echo of the Berlin Wall

With the end of the third decade since the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is safe to make two claims: Firstly, enough time...

Sector On the Rise

Real estate turnover in Serbia is constantly on the rise and, with the construction of a full network, locations alongside the highways are also becoming interesting to investors

Europe at Home and Abroad

A healthy democracy with a strong parliamentary opposition, coupled with a pluralistic society that fosters dialogue and free media, represents a precondition for the creation of a robust market economy in Serbia. That speaks to the quality of EU integration processes in the country, which are being actively supported by Germany and other EU countries

Blunders in the Gulf

More than previously – or so media dramatisation makes it seem to us – the world stage is witnessing unexpected twists and turns that are tense and implicitly dangerous

Šampioni moraju stalno da se dokazuju

Titula šampiona u privlačenju direktnih stranih investicija rezultat je dobrih makro-ekonomskih pokazatelja, kao i bolje klime za ulaganja. Ipak, to je i upozorenje da se mora održati obećanje o ubrzanim reformama

Half A Century Of Woodstock

Rock culture is a historically young phenomenon. It is a forgotten fact in marking the half-century of Woodstock that all the headliners were young....

The Treacherous Summer of 2019

Following the European Parliament (EP) elections and the start of the process of forming new EU bodies, it is obvious that the Union as we know it today is set to change

The New Leaders Nominated to Head the EU

Following a three-day marathon summit, European Union leaders elected five key positions to head the EU, with German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyden poised to take over the European Commission presidency

Dialogue Prompts Every Success Story

Citizen participation is essential for a fully-fledged democracy and efficient market economy. Through bilateral assistance, Switzerland is inspiring Serbia to adhere to this principle and develop into a stable and prosperous society with a European future

Pekka Haavisto: EU enlargement is in Finland’s interest

It is good to remember that the European Union is expanding. Accession negotiations with Montenegro and Serbia are underway. Northern Macedonia, Albania and Bosnia and...