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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...

Duško Radosavljević Ph.D., Political Scientist

Hard Work Stands Behind Election Victories

The election results in Budapest, Zagreb, North Macedonia and Montenegro are not unambiguous, nor are they all objectively progressive. Positive examples tell us that these election victories came after great organisational work and partnerships between traditional parties, civil society, media outlets, independent intellectuals and groups, as well as citizens gathered spontaneously.

Influences and ideas in the region of the former Yugoslavia certainly spill over the borders of our political creations, regardless of the will of holders of political power to ensure that the situation is not too stimulating for cooperation, especially among certain opposition groups with civic characteristics. When it comes to certain shifts, we see them as the fruit of many years of dedicated work to change the regime (North Macedonia), as the building of networks of trust through cooperation with many opposition actors, but also with civil society organisations (Budapest, Zagreb), and the establishing of a regressive political concept with the significant participation of the church (Montenegro).

So, these events are not unambiguous, nor are they all objectively progressive. This inevitably prompts the question: which of these could be applicable in Serbia?

In the long run, this could certainly be the case for the experiences of Budapest, Zagreb and North Macedonia! The experience of Montenegro, on the other hand, should be studied carefully, as a warning against allowing the church to arbitrate in matters of “this world”, which can be extremely dangerous.

The experience of Montenegro should be studied carefully, as a warning against allowing the church to arbitrate in matters of “this world”, which can be extremely dangerous.

What are we told by the positive experiences? This is great organisational work, which takes quite a long time to realise and requires the significant engagement of activists and partnerships between traditional parties, civil society, media outlets, independent intellectuals and groups, as well as citizens gathered spontaneously, meaning that it requires a respectable consensus on intentions, goals etc. So, painstaking and, figuratively speaking, “bloody” work, which awakens a considerable sense of caution in us, and even disbelief that this would be feasible here… However, one must still try, because good examples exist, in the vicinity, and one only needs to roll up the sleeves and get to work.

When it comes to the notion that a new leftist party could emerge in Serbia, that is possible, in so much as miracles are generally possible, but is highly unlikely! That’s because, over the course of thirty years, almost everything in Serbia has been politically concentrated in the centre and towards the far right. Quite simply, in order to form a leftist party, apart from a programme, which is easily penned, it must offer an entire array of answers to questions of how to rein in the provincial performance of the neoliberal concept of the economy, with all corrupt and other elements. It must then create policies on education, social and health security, a policy for the return of children to Serbia, breaking with the harmful national policy etc., etc. So, the left would have to work much harder if it wanted to really change Serbia. To beat the drum on national chests, while at the same time plundering the citizenry, is a policy that pays off for individuals, but it leaves behind a scorched earth, a destroyed society and a ruined state. Preventing that is the first task for the left.

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

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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

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

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

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The Nikola Tesla Museum Celebrated Its 70th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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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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