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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...

Comment

Approach From The Smart Side

Serbia, which has the largest economy in the region, would by definition be the best candidate to reap the benefits of the Economic and...

H.E. Anthony F Godfrey, U.S. Ambassador To Serbia

Change Is In The Air

The success of Serbia is not a partisan issue in the United States and our positive momentum will continue, regardless of the outcome of...

Always Truly Together

It is often said that the strongest friendships are forged during tough times. And sometimes, as in the case of Italy and Serbia, they...

Comment

History Condensed

While we are celebrating many events and factors that make German-Serbian bilateral relations stronger, history might also be in the making. This largely depends...

New Era

It was at some point in November 2005, when Chris Patten was already the former European Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, that “recognition” came from...

Aleksandar Popov, Director Of The Centre For Regionalism

The Glass Is Half Empty

It would appear that in Montenegro, in the most desirable way possible, peacefully and democratically, an historical change of government occurred. It is still...

Milivoje Mihajlović, Journalist

The Glass Is Half Full

The Montenegrin “model” shows that autocratic authorities can be replaced peacefully, which could have repercussions on neighbouring countries, where the authorities have spent years...

Professor Florian Bieber, Centre For Southeast European Studies, University Of Graz

Small Storm In The Region

The election results in Montenegro are of regional significance, but it remains to be seen whether they will be just a brief signal rather...

Zoran Lutovac, President Of The Democratic Party

Indicator Of Great Change

Both events could be an indication of a substantial shift in focus from interethnic and identity issues to economic and social issues, on the...

What The Pandemic Has Taught Us

If the new reality that we've entered had to be summarised in a telegraph, its key words would be solidarity, putting people first, commitment...

Richard Grenell: Serbia-Kosovo Agreement Results From Trump’s Different Brand Of Diplomacy

President Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia and Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti of Kosovo took an enormous step toward a long-term resolution of their historic conflict...

Comment

It Never Was Simple

Long before the country was confronted by the pandemic, international and domestic experts considered Serbia as being at a crossroads, with one road leading...

Football Symbolism

As an overture to the September negotiations between Belgrade and Priština in Washington, a qualification match for the UEFA Champions League was drawn between...

Aleksandar Baucal Ph.D, Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade

Innovations in education, but real ones

The key question for the new government is how to intelligently and effectively utilise existing resources in each sector. In the field of education,...

Danko Brčerević, Chief Economist of the Fiscal Council of Serbia

We Don’t Need to be Bad Pupils Again

Preserving the health of the population, maintaining fiscal discipline and creating a new model of economic growth should be on the government's desk from...

Jasna Atanasijević, Assistant Professor at the University of Novi Sad’s Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics and Informatics

Knowledge, Innovation, Rule Of Law

Investing in the modernising of education, encouraging companies to innovate by investing in research and development in collaboration with the academic sector, and the...

Jelena Žarković, associate professor at the Belgrade Faculty of Economics

Health and Education First and Foremost

Considering that the economy received significant assistance in the previous period, the new government should focus attention primarily on the health sector and education,...

Jurij Bajec Ph.D., special advisor at the Institute of Economics and full professor at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Economics

The World is Changing and So Must We

The opportunity exists for Serbia to start connecting with rapidly changing global economic trends and to launch products and services that have higher added...

Natalija Perišić, Associate Professor at the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Political Science

Short-Sighted Policies Exposed by the Pandemic

The COVID-19 epidemic has shown the great importance of sectors like health, education and social policy, which were devastated in the previous period as...

How We Explored Serbia

Against all odds, it turned out that the pandemic had one positive effect - we spent the summer getting to know Serbia, as the...

We Need To Be Industrious And Prudent

Given the current state of the pandemic, it is likely that the Serbian economy will need consecutive infusions of money in order to stay...

Support in Delicate Times

Switzerland is one of the top three bilateral donors to Serbia, and the only donor that has been continuously present in Serbia without interruption...

Economy

One of the World’s Wealthiest Countries

For centuries Switzerland has adhered to a policy of armed neutrality in global affairs, which has given it the access and political stability to...

Branka Drašković Ph.D., FEFA Faculty

We Expect Responsibility And Compassion From Leaders

During serious crises, all eyes are directed towards leaders and they are expected to provide guidelines, to express what everyone feels, to articulate further...

Gojko Božović, writer and publisher

Change To The Social Contract

Governments worldwide have used the fear of the virus to legitimise fear as a social and political resource. It can hence be said that...

Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director and Selector of Bitef

It Is Important To Conserve Energy

The state is obliged not to bury its head in the sand, but rather to simultaneously develop several scenarios for the time to come,...

Vesna Brzev-Ćurčić, psychoanalyst

Confronting The Unknown

We previously had an enemy that was external and was the cause of our suffering, and we had someone to be angry with. At...

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G20 Summit: G20 Leaders United To Address Major Global Pandemic And Economic Challenges

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and President of the European Council, Charles Michel, represented the EU at...

SSCC promotes the Serbian ICT market to Swiss companies

SSCC promotes the Serbian ICT market to Swiss companies in cooperation with Switzerland Global Enterprise. Switzerland Global Enterprise S-GE...

Government Of Serbia Adopts 2021 Budget Bill

At today's session, the government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Bill on the Budget of the Republic...

EU Donates Ambulances, Mobile Respirators And Protective Equipment

Twelve new ambulances with modern equipment, decontamination vehicles and protective equipment will be available to the health system in...

Government Passes New Anti-coronavirus Measures

The Serbian government adopted new measures to suppress the epidemic caused by the COVID-19 infectious disease, whose implementation will...