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Mirjana Lučić And Vladan Ilić, General Managers At Saint-Gobain

Anniversary Year

Saint-Gobain is a world leader in modern and sustainable construction that designs, produces and distributes materials and services for the construction sector and industrial...

UniCredit Bank Serbia

Why It’s Important To Save: The Future Is Certainty

There’s no need to talk about the fact that it’s important to find a certain degree of stability and certainty under the current circumstances...

Nemanja Bućinac, Retail Leasing Director, MPC Properties

Changing With The Times

UŠĆE Shopping Center has been the market leader for over 13 years. In order to retain this position, UŠĆE is preparing for a major...

Stylianos Tsoktouridis, Director, Alumil Yu Industry A.d.

Superior Customised Solutions

Alumil is one of the largest brands producing windows and doors, with 12 factories across Europe, including one in Serbia. The company continues, year-on-year,...

Sanja Stanimirović, CEO, Testeral

Demanding Markets Develop Quality

Testeral exports 95 per cent of its production to the markets of Western Europe and America, and one of the company’s goals is to...

Aleksandar Popov, Director of the Centre for Regionalism

The Synchronisation Of America And EU Key To Direction And Final Result

If there is no synchronisation between Europe and America, as the two key external factors, the direction of negotiations between Belgrade and Pristina, and the dialogue’s ultimate desirable outcome, may be completely inconsistent. That would also jeopardise the actual negotiation process, as well as its successful conclusion

America or Europe. Or both America and Europe. These are key questions when it comes to the direction in which the announced talks between Belgrade and Pristina will unfold. Specifically, after the apparent failure to date of the EU in leading this process, a new player has emerged on the scene in the form of America. Now, with the resumption of negotiations announced, no one has given a coherent answer to the question of how synchronisation between these two key international factors will unfold or whether it will even exist. Here at the very start, we have double asynchronicity. When it comes to America, we have two official negotiating delegates – Matthew Palmer and Richard Grenell. When it comes to the European Union, things are even more complicated. Officially, negotiations will be led on behalf of the European Union by Josep Borell, or his special envoy. But one of the key members of the European Union, namely Germany, has so far been behind the official representative of the EU, and now that Angela Merkel is leaving it is France, or Emmanuel Macron, who wants to take over this role directly. And finally, there is the possibility of asynchronous action by the EU and America.

On the occasion of his recent visit to Belgrade and Pristina, Borell stated that he is not vying with the Americans and that they would work together, but he didn’t explain how. This is all the more questionable if we consider since that America has seen the EU as a competitive power since the start of Trump’s term.

If the demarcation option has definitely collapsed (which would be good news), negotiations should head in the other direction, with the lowest common denominator for both parties

If the demarcation option has definitely collapsed (which would be good news), negotiations should head in the other direction, with the lowest common denominator for both parties. This would be the Brussels Agreement that has already envisaged the Community of Serbian Municipalities, but not as a non-governmental organisation, rather as a functional body with executive powers, which would have relations with both Pristina and Belgrade, and ensure the extraterritoriality of Serbian religious sites in Kosovo.

With pressure applied from the outside, this could end up being the least painful solution for Pristina, while for Belgrade it would provide an alibi by having secured some kind of autonomy for northern Kosovo while simultaneously preserving Serbian holy sites. With more pressure applied by America, which has a decisive impact on Pristina, but also on Belgrade, and with the EU having conditioned Serbia’s path to EU membership with the solving of Kosovo’s problems, this solution could mark the end of a long negotiation path. But a key question remains from the beginning of the text: namely, if there is no synchronisation among the two key external factors noted, the direction of negotiations and their final desirable outcome could be completely inconsistent, which would jeopardise the negotiation process itself and its successful conclusion.

H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Ahmed, Ambassador Of Somalia To Serbia

Somalia Is Potentially A Rich Country

Despite the fact that Somalia has experienced a variety of situations over the past 31 years, including civil wars, famine, and international terrorism that...

Comment by Zoran Panovic

Ana, Again

Of course, it’s absurd that, on the day when the gay prime minister received her third mandate, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić simultaneously cancelled the...

Bojan Klačar, Executive Director Of The Centre For Free Elections And Democracy (CESID)

Open Doors

The return of the opposition to the parliament will lead to numerous changes. The national assembly will once again be pluralistic, with MPS that...

Despot Kovačević, Assistant Professor/Lecturer At The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Political Sciences

Chance For The Opposition To Profile Itself Among Voters

The post-election dynamics of relations within the opposition showed that a debate will be led on the topic of genuine opposition to the regime...

Euro At Its Lowest Level Against Dollar In The Last Two Decades

The value of the dollar recorded a strong growth in the world markets since the American central bank (Fed)...

The Swiss Voted In A Referendum That Women Should Retire At 65

The Swiss voted by a narrow majority in a referendum to increase the retirement age for women to 65,...

Giorgia Meloni Claims Victory To Become Italy’s First Female Prime Minister

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Total Revenues Of Video Game Industry In Serbia Amounted To 125 Million Euros In 2021

The video game industry in Serbia employs 3,000 people who work in 130 gaming companies, with total revenues last...

Leaders Of 44 Countries Invited To The First Meeting Of The European Political Community

Representatives of 44 countries have been invited to the first meeting of the European political community, which will be...

Euro At Its Lowest Level Against Dollar In The Last Two Decades

The value of the dollar recorded a strong growth in the world markets since the American central bank (Fed)...

The Swiss Voted In A Referendum That Women Should Retire At 65

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Giorgia Meloni Claims Victory To Become Italy’s First Female Prime Minister

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Total Revenues Of Video Game Industry In Serbia Amounted To 125 Million Euros In 2021

The video game industry in Serbia employs 3,000 people who work in 130 gaming companies, with total revenues last...

Leaders Of 44 Countries Invited To The First Meeting Of The European Political Community

Representatives of 44 countries have been invited to the first meeting of the European political community, which will be...

Euro At Its Lowest Level Against Dollar In The Last Two Decades

The value of the dollar recorded a strong growth in the world markets since the American central bank (Fed)...

The Swiss Voted In A Referendum That Women Should Retire At 65

The Swiss voted by a narrow majority in a referendum to increase the retirement age for women to 65,...

Giorgia Meloni Claims Victory To Become Italy’s First Female Prime Minister

According to the results published after the polls closed, the right-wing coalition led by the Brothers of Italy party,...

Total Revenues Of Video Game Industry In Serbia Amounted To 125 Million Euros In 2021

The video game industry in Serbia employs 3,000 people who work in 130 gaming companies, with total revenues last...

Leaders Of 44 Countries Invited To The First Meeting Of The European Political Community

Representatives of 44 countries have been invited to the first meeting of the European political community, which will be...
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