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Comment By Zoran Panović

Swallowing Frogs

Swallowing frogs isn’t Vučić’s metaphor, but rather Zoran Đinđić’s. And no matter how well boiled those amphibians might be, frogs that need to be...

Branimir Jovanović, Economist, The Vienna Institute For International Economic Studies

Balancing Between East And West Comes At A Cost

Whether Serbia will emerge as a winner of the nearshoring trend over the coming years will depend primarily on political developments. If Serbia stays...

Bojan Stanić, Sector For Strategic Analysis and Internationalisation At The Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Of Serbia (CCIS)

War Is Always A Bad Friend

The continuation of the conflict in Ukraine could, over the long run, imperil the recovery of the western...

Gert Rabbow, Executive Director Of The German-Serbian Chamber Of Commerce - AHK Serbien

Serbia Likely To Become First Choice For German Nearshoring

Even before the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic and the start of the war in Ukraine, Serbia had...

Radoš Gazdić, Acting Director Of The Development Agency Of Serbia, RAS

Investors Value Stability In Turbulent Times

Serbia and the other countries of the Western Balkans are attracting the attention of foreign investors thanks to...

Đorđe Đukić, Professor At The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Economics

We’re Awaited By Years Of Inflation

Rising inflation isn’t a temporary phenomenon resulting from the hitherto unseen expansive monetary policy applied following the outbreak...

Comment by Zoran Panovic

Serbian Silence

For Putinophiles, but not necessarily for Vučić, the ideal is to repeat the scene from the NATO aggression...

Aleksandar R. Miletić, Research Associate At The Institute For Recent History Of Serbia, Executive Director Of The Center For History Studies And Dialogue

Verbally In The West, Mentally In The East

The foreign policy turnaround of Vučić’s regime, like the one that occurred at the time of the signing...

Aleksandar Popov, Director Of The Centre For Regionalism

It Would Have Been Better If We’d Chosen One Stable Chair

If the war in Ukraine persists, the post-election period will most likely see Serbia have to choose between...

Boško Jakšić, Journalist

On The Brink Of A New Cold War

In a country where almost everything is dependent on one man, the choice of Serbia in the west...

Vladimir Gligorov, Economist And Political Scientist

Awaiting The Assigning Of Destiny

How political changes will look following contrasting outcomes of the conflict in Ukraine within certain countries, especially Serbia,...

Chief Economist Of The Fiscal Council

We’re Weakened As We Enter A Year Of Uncertainty

Despite being exhausted significantly by the health crisis, fiscal policy will have to play an important role, and...

Comment

Let The Green One Enter

Countries that were late in embracing green transition and have limited resources should consider the options ahead of...

Comment By Zoran Panović

How To Be Miss Universe?

I was with Zoran Đinđić in Banja Luka in February 2003 when he – in his capacity as...

Duško Lopandić Ph.D., Professional Diplomat And Expert On European Law And Regional Relations

Private Interest Above Those Of The Public

The scene and content of debates in the national assembly, or the state of certain media outlets, represent...

Predrag Petrović, Research Coordinator Of The Belgrade Centre For Security Policy

Centralised And Personalised Decision-Making Undermines Public Trust

It is a problem that citizens would delegate these tasks to a “firm handed” leader, while the exit...

Srećko Đukić Ph.D., Former Serbian Ambassador And Current Member Of The Forum For International Relations Of The European Movement In Serbia

Decisions From The Top Determine Our (Un)Happy Destiny

A decision is a matter for the one at the top of the political pyramid. Maybe with others...

Zoran Stojiljković Ph.D., Faculty Of Political Science, University Of Belgrade

Captured, Partocratic State

We live in a society of falsely created confusion, of anomie and apathy, lacking consensus over key values,...

Mariana Mazzucato, Professor In The Economics Of Innovation And Public Value At University College London, Is Founding Director Of The UCL Institute For Innovation And Public Purpose/project Syndicate

Big Tech Must Stop Hiding

A major reason why Big Tech firms have achieved such scale and become the gatekeepers to entire markets...

Nathan Koeshall, Co-Founder And Director, Catalyst Balkans

Five Predictions For Balkan Philanthropy In 2022

The last two years have been a watershed moment for Western Balkan philanthropy as individuals and the businesses...

Comment

Flourishing Friendship

The strategic partnership between Serbia and Greece is the result of a long period of excellent bilateral relations...

Comment

How Can We Reinvent Ourselves?

With rapid digitalisation, the need to address the skills gaps is more urgent than ever. For policymakers, this...

Zoran Panović

A Referendum As An Overture

The Serbian opposition continues to court the myth that the West brought Vučić and the Serbian Progressive Party...

Dejan Šoškić, University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Economics

Not Everything Is In Others’ Hands – Some Things Are Also In Ours

A belated reaction, or the absence of a monetary policy reaction, can only lead to heightened inflation remaining...

Jurij Bajec Ph.D., The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Economics

Measures To Curb Inflation Are Mistaken

Short-term measures aimed at protecting standards, such as freezing the prices of key food items, interventions from commodity...

Milojko Arsić, University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Economics

We’re Adding Fuel To The Fire

Tackling inflation represents the best way to preserve citizens’ living standards, while possible attempts to prevent standards from...

Nebojša Savić Ph.D., Singidunum University Faculty Of Economics

The Dragon Of Inflation Was Lurking Around The Corner

Unlike some previous inflationary waves, the current inflation occurred under the strong influence of problems on the supply...

Slaviša Tasić, Professor Of Economics, Researcher

Sobering Up Comes Next

Sobering-up will follow during this year, through a more restrictive monetary policy that will also be transferred to...

Nikola Selaković, Ministar Of Foreign Affairs Of The Republic Of Serbia

Relations Between Serbia And Japan Have Been, And Will Remain, Friendly

“Dear friend” - this is how Japanese Emperor Meiji addressed Serbian King Milan I Obrenović in his letter...

Nada Popović Perišić, Ph.D., professor emeritus

Project Of New Optimism

When I last year tried to imagine what this year would look like, I’d hoped that we would...

Ivana Kostić, Co-founder of Health Tech Lab.

Trust And Time – Key Factors Of Success

Two of the major challenges facing the healthcare innovation sector are time and the process of approving innovative...

Jasmina Nikodinović-Runić, Scientific Advisor Of The Laboratory For LMMGe, IMGGE, University Of Belgrade

Remarkable Successes Exist, But Are Rare

Scientific advisor of the laboratory for microbial molecular genetics and ecology (LMMGE) and the institute of molecular genetics...

Finland And Sweden Confirm Intention To Join NATO

The leaders of Finland and Sweden have confirmed they intend to join Nato, signifying a historic Nordic policy shift...

Ethiopians Feisa And Tzekole Are Winners Of The Belgrade Marathon

Ethiopian Mulgeta Birhanu Feisa and his compatriot Tsedal Tzekole are the winners of the jubilee 35th Belgrade Marathon. Feisa ran...

Novak Djokovic Wins His First Title Of The Year And Sixth In Rome

World number one Novak Djokovic boosted his preparations for next week's French Open by winning his first title of...

Montenegro: Up To €2.9 Million EIB Grant To Improve Education

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union, will provide a grant of up to €2.9 million...

Brussels: Leaders Of The Western Balkans Reaffirm Commitment To EU Path

EU Foreign Minister Josep Borrell reiterated at a working dinner he organized in Brussels for Western Balkan leaders that...