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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 Radić, Military Analyst

Rearming Is A Long Process

It is obvious that we will see the re-forming of many of the battalions that were disbanded over the last couple of decades, when the defence budgets of the EU’s NATO members were cut compared to gross national product and amounts of weapons in active units were reduced dramatically

France’s ambition to be an all-format power armed for independent military interventions is evident in its policies. Actual resources are limited and one example is the January 2013 intervention in the African country of Mali, where the French army embarked with heart and without allies, but was forced to seek strategic transport support from NATO after a few days. Macron, now acting as the dominant figure on the EU political scene, clearly wants to revive the traditional French penchant for shows of power that extend beyond the NATO format. That’s why it will initiate a higher level of EU independence on the defence front despite this being a programme that’s constantly on the table, though has to date been short on implementation. The main obstacle is the existence of NATO, which clearly satisfies the needs of the majority of EU members, both through guarantees of U.S. support and an effectively structured mechanism of mutual defence.

There is turbulence within the alliance, and will continue to be, but it is sustainable for now, especially in the context of the Ukraine crisis, which has consolidated relations within NATO and rendered the existence of its structures advantageous. It was on the crest of that wave that the majority of NATO members initially responded to the Russian invasion by promising to make major investments in the modernisation of the armed forces. It is obvious that many of the battalions disbanded over the last couple of decades, when the defence budgets of the EU’s NATO members were cut compared to gross national product and amounts of weapons in active units were reduced dramatically, will be re-formed.

Independently of the political framework – whether NATO or the EU – there’s no indication that a base of forces to form parallel structures exists, despite expectations that France will continue lobbying for a higher level of EU independence on the defence front

Gauging the potential of an army isn’t easy, but let’s use one example to illustrate the atmosphere in the EU: France reduced its number of tanks to 222 units of Leclerc battle tanks. In comparison, on paper, the Serbian Army has 277 tanks in its units. Of course, for deeper analysis it is necessary to also include training parameters, technical support and maintenance, which are resources that don’t favour Serbia. It is nevertheless clearly unusual that France, which tends towards interventionism, has fewer tanks than Serbia.

We are now on the cusp – independently of the French insistence on the EU’s role in the domain of defence – of the process of rapidly renewing the military resources of EU members (i.e., NATO). The organising of the massing of forces against Russia is based for now on NATO structures, with the unified multinational battalions formed in the three Baltic states and Poland set to grow quickly into units of the rank of brigade or even division. NATO has its forces deployed in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary. There is no sense of the existence of the EU’s military mechanisms, which are swamped by NATO activities focused on the “Russian front”. Independently of the political framework – whether NATO or the EU – this all relates to the same battalions and there’s no indication that a base of forces to form parallel structures exists.

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

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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

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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

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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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