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Mr Sci. Dr Nemanja Popović, owner and director, Dr Popović Dental Clinic

Patients Are Looking For Safety And Quality

With a tradition of more than 35 years, dental surgery Dr Popović is the only one in Serbia with Temos accreditation and a recommendation...

Vadim Smirnov, Deputy CEO, NIS

NIS Relies On Foundations Of Sustainable Development

NIS has long since ceased to be just an oil company, as it has taken strides to enter into the production and trade of...

Aleksandra Stojanović, Investment Director And Chief Corporate Affairs Officer MK Group

MK Group Engaged In New Real Estate Projects

MK Group has brought completely new real estate concepts to the market during the past year. They showed just how much expertise in tourism...

Slobodan Vasilijević, Owner And Director At Slovas

Great Plans For Jubilee Year

Čačak-based company Slovas, a leader in trade in the stainless steel industry and the production of processing equipment, has spent a full three decades...

Marija Popović, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Ananas e-commerce

The First Marketplace At The Right Time

The crisis that emerged as a consequence of the pandemic brought new perspectives in many areas of business, and e-commerce was certainly no exception....

Duško Lopandić, Diplomat And Vice President Of The European Movement In Serbia

Shooting Stars

Although “The centre is still holding on” in Europe, we are increasingly seeing the appearance on the political scene of instant right-wing or far-right movements, which have ideologies based on the topics of identity, historical nationalist resentment and anti-immigration policies

The recent victory of Giorgia Meloni, leader of the right-wing Brothers of Italy party, like the rise of the extreme right in Sweden, serves to illustrate several trends that have been evident in Western democracies over recent decades.

The basic trend relates to the falling influence of traditional parties and the increasingly common appearance of so-called “instant movements” that achieve success at lightning speed, which nonetheless doesn’t guarantee their longevity in power. This is typical of Italy in particular, where traditional party structures have long since vanished from the political scene (Christian Democrats, Communists etc.) and been replaced by various newer movements (such as the Five Star Movement, Northern League). However, a similar thing is happening in other European countries, from France (Macron and the “quasi-disappearance” of the socialist party and traditional adherents) to Slovenia, which has, so-to-say, ‘specialised’ in the frequent selecting of completely new people to head the government. Giorgia Meloni’s party won only four per cent of the vote in elections just four years ago, only to win the most votes this time around.

Another trend that’s linked to the previous one relates to the rise of populism – largely right-wing or far-right populism, based on topics of identity, historical nationalist resentment and anti-immigration policies – which has become one of the constants of political life in many countries, including the U.S. However, observing the European Union as a whole, the “centre” continues to hold on, as shown by the European Parliament election of 2019, as well as recent elections in France, Germany and elsewhere.

The departure of prime minister Draghi and the disappearance of the so-called Macron-Scholz-Draghi “troika” will make it difficult to reach possible agreement on essential reforms to the Union, and thus also to possibly impact positively on EU enlargement policy

The political changes in Italy will undoubtedly impact the political “ship” of the European Union universally and cause it to list more markedly to the right, though not to the extent that this will have a fundamental impact on current European policies, which are primarily dominated by the issues of the war in Ukraine and its ramifications on the energy market and economies, as well as discussions of the possible reform of the EU, internal disputes over the rule of law (Poland, Hungary) and the like. The character (generally unstable) of the Italian coalition, Italy’s dependence on financial support from the EU, but also the pro-NATO orientation of PM Meloni, are all elements that will contribute to the new Italian government acting relatively more moderately in Brussels.

On the flip side, the departure of Prime Minister Draghi and the disappearance of the so-called Macron-Scholz-Draghi “troika” will make it difficult to reach possible agreement on essential reforms to the Union, and thus also to possibly impact positively on EU enlargement policy. Although Italy traditionally supports EU enlargement and the integration of the Western Balkan countries into the EU, it has long been predominantly burdened by internal political issues. Its influence on EU enlargement policy is therefore extremely limited and indirect, which will probably also be the case with the new Italian government.

Nada Popović Perišić Ph.D., Founder And Professor Of The Faculty Of Media And Communication

Culture As A Saviour

When, this time last year, I was trying to imagine what the year that’s now coming to an end would look like, I hoped...

David Mališ, Head Of The National Bank Of Serbia’s Reserves Management Division

Our Currency, Your Problem

At a juncture when the attention of everyone is directed towards the moves of the monetary authorities of the U.S. and EU, we are...

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Djokovic’s Historic Australian Open Win Extends ‘Big Titles’ Lead

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Celebration Of Republic Day Of India

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Celebration Of Republic Day Of India

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Ministry Of Mining And Energy And USAID Forge Energy Partnership

The Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum...

Donation Agreement Signed For The Fourth Section Of Trans-Balkan Corridor

The Minister of Mining and Energy Dubravka Đedović, the Minister for European Integration Tanja Miščević, the director of Elektromreža...

Djokovic’s Historic Australian Open Win Extends ‘Big Titles’ Lead

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Celebration Of Republic Day Of India

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Spectatular Mileston In First Boeing 767 Conversion In Europe Marked At Ceremony In JAT Tehnika

Avia Prime Group, one of the leading organizations for aircraft maintenance in Europe, consisting of three eminent companies including...

Ministry Of Mining And Energy And USAID Forge Energy Partnership

The Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum...

Donation Agreement Signed For The Fourth Section Of Trans-Balkan Corridor

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