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Tatjana Rackov Sinadinović, Director, Happy Kids Preschool

Awards Confirm Value

Within a framework of daily educational activities that’s shaped by the principles of the Montessori method of education, children at the HAPPY KIDS Preschool...

Helleniq Energy

Former Hellenic Petroleum Becomes Helleniq Energy

The parent company of EKO Serbia has rebranded and committed itself to a sustainable future HELLENIC PETROLEUM, one of the largest energy companies in Southeast...

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dm Srbija Comes Of Age

Pioneering endeavours, successful results, record-breaking donations and recordhigh wage increases, new social responsibility campaigns and launching the online store have all marked the 18th...

Sonja Kapetanović, Marketing Director, Schlarafia

Quality Is An Issue Of Setting High Standards

Schlarafia is the region’s leading brand for premium sleeping equipment and is unique thanks to its specific fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern technologies,...

Boban Đurović, Mayor Of Vrnjačka Banja

Monte Carlo In The Heart Of Serbia

Today, Vrnjačka Banja can boast a large number of high-class hotels that, with their rich content and top-quality service in line with European tourist...

Dragan Đukanović, President Of The Centre For Foreign Policy And Professor At The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Political Sciences

New Serbian Government Must Be Clearly Pro-european

Both neighbouring states and leading western countries like the U.S. or Germany will continue to insist that the new government of Serbia clearly determines its geopolitical stance. This also implies, first and foremost, a clear declaration on sanctions against Russia, but also an unambiguous expression of its European integration aspirations

Given that the war in Ukraine has caused a fundamental shift on the geopolitical scene in Europe and around the world, and somehow created a new Cold War-like division in Europe, Serbia is also expected to clearly determine and declare the foreign policy course it wants to pursue. In that sense, a certain degree of tolerance was evident – primarily due to pre-election activities – when it comes to the question of Serbia making a clear foreign policy commitment regarding restrictive measures imposed on the Russian Federation, but also regarding the Ukraine crisis generally.

Considering our real-world position surrounded by EU and NATO member states, it is to be expected that not only neighbouring states, but also leading Western countries like the U.S. or Germany, will continue striving to influence the new Government of Serbia to clearly determine its geopolitical stance. This also implies, first and foremost, a clear declaration on sanctions against Russia, but also an unambiguous expression of its European integration aspirations. Considering the degree of hesitation on this issue that’s been evident to date, I don’t think it will be viewed with benevolence following the formation of the new government. Thus, those who constitute the executive will be expected not only to be pro-European declaratively, but also to demonstrate their pro-European credentials clearly. Of course, when it comes to the domain of foreign policy, the new government will also be expected to consolidate relations with our neighbours in the Western Balkans and Southeast Europe.

I believe that the issue of functional regional cooperation will come to the fore in the period ahead, and along with it the resuscitating of the berlin process and – as its construct – the common regional market

Special emphasis will be placed on normalising relations with Kosovo, because it seems that, at this current geopolitical juncture, accelerating the process of normalising relations between Belgrade and Priština will also occupy a very important place in the foreign policy agendas of the U.S. and EU. It’s also clear that the new Serbian government will have to take on the energy diversification issue, which implies reducing the Russian Federation’s dominant influence when it comes to supplying gas. Alongside this, it seems to me that the issue of functional regional cooperation will come to the fore, and along with it the resuscitating of the Berlin Process and – as its construct – the Common Regional Market, but also some kind of harmonising of its operation with the Open Balkan initiative, which has been developing over the last three years. In a broader context, it is clear that the new Government of Serbia will be expected to continue to sign our country up to the declarations adopted by international organisations, like the UN General Assembly, the Council of Europe and the OSCE, related to further developments in the war in Ukraine.

Comment by Zoran Panovic

Limited Sensitivity

If Serbia’s World Cup match against Brazil in Qatar proved to be a major tactical defeat for Serbia (0:2), then the agreement reached on...

Aleksandar Mitić, Research Associate At The Institute Of International Politics And Economics, President Of The Centre For Strategic Alternatives

Support For Ukraine Could Reduce

It is tough to expect that the deep polarisation that has manifested within U.S. Society will have a substantial influence on Washinton’s foreign policy...

Aleksandar R. Miletić, Executive Director Of The Centre For History Studies And Dialogue

No Major Changes To Foreign Policy Discourse

I don’t believe the current U.S. Administration’s policies on Ukraine or our region will change fundamentally. More significant course adjustments could only occur following...

Dragan Bisenić, Foreign Policy Journalist, Publicist And Former Ambassador

Without A Weak President

No one will deal with a “weak” american president on foreign policy in the future, as was expected prior to the midterm elections. However,...

Ambassador Of Japan Presented Awards For Contribution To The Promotion Of Japanese Culture

In the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, H.E.  Katsumata Takahiko, the ambassador presented five new "Recognitions of the...

USAID And Youth With Disabilities Forum Launched Project To Empower Persons With Disabilities

the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Youth with Disabilities Forum launched a four-year, $2 million...

The Nikola Tesla Museum Celebrated Its 70th Anniversary

The Nikola Tesla Museum, founded as the first technical museum in Yugoslavia and the only one that preserves the...

Czech Foreign Minister: Serbia Made Significant Progress In Combating Illegal Migration

Serbia made significant progress in suppressing illegal migration through the Balkan route when agreeing to harmonize the policy of...

Ambassador Konrad: Germany Continues to Support Serbia’s Energy Transition Process

We continue to provide support to Serbia in the process of reaching its climate goals and implementing the green...

Ambassador Of Japan Presented Awards For Contribution To The Promotion Of Japanese Culture

In the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, H.E.  Katsumata Takahiko, the ambassador presented five new "Recognitions of the...

USAID And Youth With Disabilities Forum Launched Project To Empower Persons With Disabilities

the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Youth with Disabilities Forum launched a four-year, $2 million...

The Nikola Tesla Museum Celebrated Its 70th Anniversary

The Nikola Tesla Museum, founded as the first technical museum in Yugoslavia and the only one that preserves the...

Czech Foreign Minister: Serbia Made Significant Progress In Combating Illegal Migration

Serbia made significant progress in suppressing illegal migration through the Balkan route when agreeing to harmonize the policy of...

Ambassador Konrad: Germany Continues to Support Serbia’s Energy Transition Process

We continue to provide support to Serbia in the process of reaching its climate goals and implementing the green...

Ambassador Of Japan Presented Awards For Contribution To The Promotion Of Japanese Culture

In the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, H.E.  Katsumata Takahiko, the ambassador presented five new "Recognitions of the...

USAID And Youth With Disabilities Forum Launched Project To Empower Persons With Disabilities

the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Youth with Disabilities Forum launched a four-year, $2 million...

The Nikola Tesla Museum Celebrated Its 70th Anniversary

The Nikola Tesla Museum, founded as the first technical museum in Yugoslavia and the only one that preserves the...

Czech Foreign Minister: Serbia Made Significant Progress In Combating Illegal Migration

Serbia made significant progress in suppressing illegal migration through the Balkan route when agreeing to harmonize the policy of...

Ambassador Konrad: Germany Continues to Support Serbia’s Energy Transition Process

We continue to provide support to Serbia in the process of reaching its climate goals and implementing the green...
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