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Jelena Puzović, Ph.D., Head of the JVP Srbijavode Public Relations and International Cooperation Sector

Serbia Must Ensure the Conservation of the Precious Resource That is Water

Public Water Management Company Srbijavode engages in numerous activities aimed at overcoming the challenges brought by climate change – implementing projects to develop and...

Uroš Đorđević, Account Executive, Dell Technologies

Pioneer in the New Era of Digital Tech

Dell Technologies is a corporation that’s oriented towards technological innovation and keeps pace with technological trends in every sense, which includes AI Speaking in this...

Ana Toskić Cvetinović, Executive Director, Partners for Democratic Change Serbia

The Rule of Law is Vital Ana

Partners Serbia is an organisation that’s dedicated to advancing the rule of law and developing civil society and institutions in Serbia and around the...

Ioanna Batsialou Ph.D., Director and Owner of the Ioanna Regen Polyclinic

Passion is Key to this Job

Ioanna Batsialou Ph.D. is the director and owner of the Ioanna Regen Polyclinic, which specialises in physical medicine, rehabilitation, mesotherapy, aesthetics and anti-aging treatments Our...

Maja Marić, Country Manager Operations, CPI Property Group

Retail Parks Remain Fashionable

A key part of the company culture at CPI Property Group Serbia, which forms part of a family firm that was founded in the...

Dr Duško Lopandić Ph.D., Vice President Of The European Movement In Serbia

Third Round Of Euro Integration?

The need to accelerate Ukraine’s EU integration, coupled with incentives to fortify the union’s international geopolitical “might”, as well as the general influence and interest of the U.S. In stabilising southeast Europe, will lead to a somewhat greater and faster opening up of the EU towards the countries of the Western Balkans during the decade ahead

The council of the European Union’s swift acceptance of the EU membership candidate status of both Ukraine and Moldova, but also Georgia, under the conditions of war in Ukraine and dramatic shifts in geopolitical relations within Europe, provided an implicit indication of historical “unfinished business” in the Western Balkans. In this sense, the situation today in Southeast Europe arose, among other things, as a consequence of a series of geostrategic omissions/errors made by the EU over the course of this century to date.

They include the following: a de facto slowdown, or the deferring of the enlargement process following the “big bang” expansion of the Union from 15 to 27 member states in the 2004-2007 period; the territorial “crumbling” of the enlargement process when it comes to the once unified socioeconomic area of the former Yugoslavia, i.e. the application of the “frigate” principle instead of a collective approach (like the one applied in the case of the CEE region); this separation was particularly harmful in a geopolitical sense, given the need for the parallel EU integration of Croatia and Serbia; unilateral recognition of Kosovo’s independence without the prior consent of the country to which it belongs (Serbia) – with which all previously accepted principles of respect for national borders were contradicted, including the views of the Badinter Arbitration Committee – had a significant and long-term impact on Serbia’s internal and international situation and consequently possible instability in the region, or across Europe more broadly (i.e., on Russia’s views regarding the issue of the inviolability of national borders).

Serbia’s full EU integration will not be possible without deeper political changes and reforms to Belgrade’s current centrist, autocratic regime

The government in Belgrade itself has had a significant influence over the slow dynamics of enlargement negotiations when it comes to Serbia, given that the government’s initial enthusiasm – brought by the opening of accession negotiations in 2013- 2014 – quickly gave way to a specific “enlargement fatigue” that manifested internally through a slowing down or abandoning of reforms and a strengthening of the klepto-corruption system, but also an effort on the international front to maintain some kind of policy of friendship in relations with both Russia and China.

The need to accelerate Ukraine’s EU integration, coupled with incentives to fortify the Union’s international geopolitical “might”, as well as the general influence and interest of the U.S. in stabilising Southeast Europe, will lead to a somewhat greater and faster opening up of the EU towards the countries of the Western Balkans during the decade ahead. This will most likely be realised in the form of a “third round” of European integration, i.e., some kind of partial membership with full integration in certain sectors (market, energy, transport, science and education etc.), alongside additional financial incentives from the EU. However, Serbia’s full EU integration will not be possible without deeper political changes and reforms to Belgrade’s current centrist, autocratic regime.

Slađana Prica, retired ambassador, member of the Forum for International Relations and honorary president of the UNA of Serbia

Diplomatic Response Overdue

The issue of the so-called ‘self-proclaimed’ Kosovo joining Europe’s oldest political organisation has long been an open question. Attempts have been made and lobbying...

Slobodan G. Markovich, Institute for European Studies and Faculty of Political Science

U.S. Elections More Critical for EU Future than EP Elections

While the EU’s right-wing parties are expected to make gains, these gains shouldn’t be expected to substantially alter the composition of the Parliament or...

Ivana Radić Milosavljević, Assistant Professor in European Studies at the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Political Sciences

Not all Right-Wing Parties are Likeminded

The outcome of the European Parliament election is unlikely to cause a dramatic shift in EU policy, particularly foreign policy, but it could hamper...

Rajko Petrović, Research Associate at the Institute of European Studies

The EU Idea is Stronger than the Outcome of Less Important Elections

The electorate’s shift to the right won’t change the nature and essence of the idea of the European Union, and thus neither will it...

New Joint Venture Forms to Revolutionize Balkan Logistics

In a strategic move to enhance logistics operations in the Western Balkans, Transfera, a leading logistics company in the...

Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed

Exciting, energising and breathtaking – the Mercedes‑AMG PureSpeed concept is the highlight in the run-up to the Formula 1™...

Western Balkans Chambers of Commerce Sign Tourism Cooperation Memorandum in US Congress

A landmark Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed at the US Congress, uniting the Chambers of Commerce of the...

Serbia Ascends as Key Trade Partner for Germany

Serbia is set to become a net exporter to Germany by 2025, overtaking its imports from the economic powerhouse,...

EU Sets Global Standard with World’s First Artificial Intelligence Act

The European Union has taken a pioneering step by adopting the world's first Artificial Intelligence Act, setting a potential...

Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed

Exciting, energising and breathtaking – the Mercedes‑AMG PureSpeed concept is the highlight in the run-up to the Formula 1™...

Western Balkans Chambers of Commerce Sign Tourism Cooperation Memorandum in US Congress

A landmark Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed at the US Congress, uniting the Chambers of Commerce of the...

EU Sets Global Standard with World’s First Artificial Intelligence Act

The European Union has taken a pioneering step by adopting the world's first Artificial Intelligence Act, setting a potential...

Montenegro’s Independence Day Celebrated

Celebrating Montenegro's Independence Day with an Exhibition on Montenegrin Cyrillic Printing from the 15th and 16th Centuries. In commemoration of...

Business Event Hosts Serbian Employment Service Presentation

In Belgrade on the 15th of May, the Slovenian Business Club, in collaboration with the National Employment Service of...

Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed

Exciting, energising and breathtaking – the Mercedes‑AMG PureSpeed concept is the highlight in the run-up to the Formula 1™...

Western Balkans Chambers of Commerce Sign Tourism Cooperation Memorandum in US Congress

A landmark Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed at the US Congress, uniting the Chambers of Commerce of the...

EU Sets Global Standard with World’s First Artificial Intelligence Act

The European Union has taken a pioneering step by adopting the world's first Artificial Intelligence Act, setting a potential...

Montenegro’s Independence Day Celebrated

Celebrating Montenegro's Independence Day with an Exhibition on Montenegrin Cyrillic Printing from the 15th and 16th Centuries. In commemoration of...

Business Event Hosts Serbian Employment Service Presentation

In Belgrade on the 15th of May, the Slovenian Business Club, in collaboration with the National Employment Service of...
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