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Haunted March

Ferragosto, the feast of the Holy Mother of God, is a special day in Italy, and on that day, 15th August, the entire country...

Bojan Elek, Researcher At The Belgrade Centre For Security Policy

Criminals Must Remain Behind Bars

What is lacking in order for the public to believe that this is really a showdown and not just another media manipulation is the...

Marko Nicović Lawyer, Former Chief Of Police Of The City Of Belgrade

Supporters And Judges

Criminals under the guise of “supporters” are a big problem, but they’ve strengthened under the protection of part of the establishment. Testifying to this...

Vladimir Đukanović, Serbian Progressive Party MP, Lawyer

Courts Are Key

It is very important to have cooperation between the executive government and the judiciary in the segment of gathering enough solid evidence with which...

Auf Wiedersehen, ‘Mutti’:

How Angela Merkel’s Centrist Politics Shaped Germany And Europe

Since 2005, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has been one of the most stable and enduring of political forces, both in Europe and on the...

Comment

Can Sustainable Mining Be Less Of An Oxymoron?

Can Sustainable Mining Be Less OF AN OXYMORON? The best modern mining practises represent a huge step forward in terms of maintaining a more...

Japan and Serbia

Celebration Of Mutual Respect And Friendship

For many years, excellent bilateral relations between Japan and Serbia did not lead to equally successful economic dealings. Today, however, it seems that the...

Comment

Spiral Of Lies

There is a confrontation in Serbia between an organised and arrogant government, on the one side, and a disorganised and imaginary opposition, on the...

Bojan Vranić Ph.d., Associate Professor Of The Faculty Of Political Science

Awaiting Voters

The return of voters to the polls in a new round of elections will mean the return of non-sns voters. This brings uncertainty to...

Jasmina Lukač, Journalist Of Danas And Demostat

Distrust Is A Dangerous Toy

The fall in trust among citizens regarding everything that state officials are doing – from anticorona measures to the conducting of election procedures –...

Saša Adamović, Historian And Political Analyst

Coronavirus Will Just Be A Bad Dream

The part of the opposition that boycotted the last elections is too weak and divided, with leaders who are politically spent, and doesn't represent...

Zoran Sekulić, Director And Editor-in-chief Of News Agency Fonet

More Dissatisfaction, But Without Political Articulation

Last year saw an increase in the number of so-called negative points, I.E. increased public dissatisfaction towards the authorities and the way the government...

By Brajendra Navnit, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to WTO

Science Has Delivered, Will The WTO Deliver?

TRIPS waiver proposal from India, South Africa and other members A proposal by India, South Africa and eight other countries calls on the World Trade...

Comment

Giving Has Become Even More Precious

Both CSR practitioners and researchers expect companies to profoundly reconsider their CSR strategies in the post-pandemic era and to interlink their personal goals with...

Comment

Evolving Responsibility

How did we imagine 2020 would turn out at this time of 2019? First of all, as a far better year compared to the...

The Glass Is Half-full

The largest ever drop in output in the Western Balkans is obviously bad news. Yet the readiness of foreign investors to continue investing and...

Comment

Dayton Blues

A Japanese and a Bosnian man discuss life priorities, with the Japanese man saying: ‘For me, Japan is in the first place, family is...

Boško Jakšić, Journalist

Pandemics Don’t Encourage Idealism

The battle for the “Hearts and souls” of the residents of the Western Balkans has never stopped, and Covid-19 is just another catalyst There’s no...

Marko Dašić, Assistant Professor At The University Of Belgrade – Faculty Of Political Science

Changes Will Be Negligible

It seems to me that, in the short term, the pandemic will lead to an adjustment in the current patterns of the management of...

Slobodan Popović,  Ph.D. Student At The Faculty Of Political Science And Researcher At The Centre For Asian Studies

3 In 1 Diplomacy

The people’s Republic of China pragmatically adapts to the situation of (in)action of the EU on the ground by legitimately lobbying and “infiltrating” its...

Strahinja Subotić, researcher at the European Policy Centre - CEP

Zero-Sum Game And Covid-19

The now famous statement of the president of Serbia that European solidarity is just “a fairy tale on paper” has caused a shift of...

Vladan Marjanović, Journalist At Weekly NIN

How The European Idea Fades

If we see a continuation of the current situation in which only politicians and athletes can shift the continent, and if the pandemic brings...

Comment

The Struggle For Gender Equality A Never-ending Story

During a year in which, according to feminist activists, most women’s rights were erased by COVID-19, the new Serbian government achieved a gender balance....

Comment

How To Turn A Pandemic Into An Opportunity

In its latest assessment, the UNDP in Serbia recognises the good and timely response of the Serbian government to the first impact of COVID-19....

Emma Navarro

The Plastics Pandemic

Although the world's attention is understandably focused on COVID-19, we must not lose sight of longer-term priorities such as reducing plastics pollution, which the...

Sustainable Development

Wake-Up Call For A More Sustainable World

The ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is as important as ever, but fresh thinking about the best ways to achieve them is...

Helen Clark

Sustainable Development Starts With Children

The emergence of teen climate activists like Greta Thunberg is no gimmick. In fact, to galvanize climate action and achieve sustainable development, children must...

Opinion

Technical Government

Although Serbia’s political system is still formally a multiparty system, its National Assembly is essentially monistic, while the opposition is treated as being anti-systemic...

Dr Marko Savković, Executive Director, Belgrade Fund For Political Excellence

In The Wrong Street

Without progress on key chapters, 23, 24 and 35, membership negotiations could grind to a halt. Making matters even worse, as a society we’ve...

Nataša Dragojlović, Coordinator of The National Convention On The European Union

No Progress Without A Change In Approach

Both the eu and membership candidate countries need to change their approach. Candidates need to work faster and more decisively, and the eu needs...

Nikola Burazer, Centre For Contemporary Politics

Serbia Needs To Do Much Better: Democracy And Rule Of Law Are Key

The critical tones of the european commission report make it unlikely that Serbia’s EU accession process will speed up substantially, though that represents a...

Suzana Grubješić, Centre For Foreign Policy

Will The New Government Know Better?

Following the findings of the EC progress report, the new Serbian government is expected to redouble its efforts and speed up the reforms that...

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Famous World Fashion Designer Philippe Plein visits The Serbian Company Luss Textile

Serbian company Luss Textile​ is holding talks to become a supplier to German fashion group Philipp Plein, the Serbian...

Tamara Klarić And Bogdan Stevanović: A Good Idea Inspired People To Do Good Deeds

This year, Trag Foundation is presenting the 14th VIRTUS Philanthropy Award. Last year, the VIRTUS award for individual contribution...

First Flight To The New Destination In Switzerland Air Serbia Begins Flying To Geneva

On 1 March, with the JU 470 flight carried out with an Airbus A319, Air Serbia commenced direct flights...

Mining Represents The Future Of Serbia

In a drive to increase the share of mining's contribution to the country's GDP from 1.9 to 3.5 per...

Serbia-Bulgaria Gas Interconnection Important For Whole Region

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Mining and Energy Zorana Mihajlovic talked today during her working visit to the...