Sitemap

Nicolas Marquier, Regional Manager for the Western Balkans at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Financing the Future

IFC, the largest global development institution, has provided almost $1 billion in financing to Serbia’s private sector over the past six years IFC, as a...

Dr Ivan Todorović, Todorović Law Firm

Dedicated Advisors and Tenacious Litigators

The Todorović Law Firm has existed for more than 30 years and throughout that time has demonstrated its unwavering dedication to continuously advancing at...

Marija Stojiljković, Founder, Royal Nanny

Children Deserve the Best Nannies

Royal Nanny offers a wide range of childcare services, primarily through mediating between professional nannies and families, providing responsible, meticulous, trained and caring individuals Starting...

Petar Miljković, CEO, 14. Oktobar d.o.o.

Employees are the Company’s Real Strength

This former Kruševac giant, which has come a long way over the course of 100 years of operations, developing from a construction machinery factory...

Ivana Bogdanović, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Addiko Bank

CSR as a Longstanding Priority

In today’s world, where gaining the trust of clients is the most important aspect of a company’s business, CSR, or socially responsible operations, represents...

Duško Radosavljević, Political Scientist

Opposition Playing “Red Flag”

It will be particularly interesting to watch the opposition play the game of “red flag” in front of an incensed ruling bloc that’s largely unaccustomed to tones of a different discussion, especially one with arguments. But we shouldn’t expect more than that, with plenty of insolent outbursts, bad behaviour, choirs and parroting of insults, and other cunning stunts.

The entry of the opposition – regardless of its quality, number and programming directions – is a good thing, both for improving parliamentary life and strengthening democratic processes in Serbia. This means that a shift in public opinion will come and certain changes will occur on the political scene, though we shouldn’t expect overly good results, given the character of the regime, the ruling party and its political satellites. We will also hear some other and different voices, with some new personalities having appeared – a small shift, but a shift nonetheless.

Parliamentary broadcasts long ago lost their purpose – to inform the public and as a kind of education teaching citizens about the nature of political processes, particularly for their possible civic engagement. These broadcasts have long caused serious confusion in the minds of even the most well-intentioned, as well as the most leisurely viewers who follow them. They serve more to make the average voter feel disgusted by democracy than to strengthen democratic standards. However, despite being small in number, the opposition will utilise this minimal chance to impose itself with certain proposals and certain issues. It will be particularly interesting to watch the opposition play the game of “red flag” in front of an incensed ruling bloc that’s largely unaccustomed to tones of a different discussion, especially one with arguments. But we shouldn’t expect more than that, with plenty of insolent outbursts, bad behaviour, choirs and parroting of insults, and other cunning stunts. The regime isn’t a champion of democracy, having not even been established in that way, so we shouldn’t expect reason, oratorical heights in performances, reasoned arguments, a constructive couch and the respecting of opposite views – that’s something we’ll still have to wait for in Serbia.

The opposition isn’t an unambiguous category in Serbia. That’s why each of these, let’s call them unidentified political objects, will destroy themselves with their own political public appearance, and will thus prove easier prey for the government majority

Personal solutions mean little in Serbian politics, or rather decisions have not been made in the Serbian National Assembly, without exception, since the introduction of the multiparty system! As such, the National Assembly is just a toy, admittedly a pretty expensive one, that’s the plaything of various “leaders” who are powerless to take over the role of sovereign power, the real highest representative and legislative body.

The opposition isn’t an unambiguous category in Serbia. We would have to mention the opposition, because some groups are much closer to the government than other opposition options, while others are against the government only at a personal level and there’s a third group that don’t even know what they want… Testifying to this is the scramble for deputy speaker posts and other positions in the bodies of the Assembly. That’s why each of these, let’s call them unidentified political objects, will destroy themselves with their own political public appearance, and will thus prove easier prey for the government majority, which will more easily eliminate them from political and public life if they are already so broken. Our parties haven’t learnt anything during the more than 30 years of multipartyism – the same behaviour, the same mistakes, the same belief that SOMEONE else will do the work instead of them. Naïve? Perhaps… Accidental? No way!

Comment by Zoran Panović

Diplomatic Twine

German politician Markus Söder promised to support Serbia on its EU journey. According to the German media, Söder is making “diplomatic twine” in his...

Branka Anđelković, Co-founder and Programme Director of the Public Policy Research Centre

An Even Bigger Grey Market?

In the case of workers of the platform employed in food production and passenger transport, the Open Balkan initiative might not contribute to the...

Čedanka Andrić, President of Trade Union Confederation NEZAVISNOST

Increased Competition Between Low-Paid Workers

Considering educational qualification and unemployment structures in Serbia, my opinion is that this measure could only increase the pressure on workers in Serbia to...

Jelena Jevtović, Serbian Association of Employers

Employers Will More Quickly Find Workers

The employing of citizens of these two countries in Serbia could ease the labour shortage problem, but fundamentally resolving it requires education system reform It...

Albania to Utilize Drones in Anti-Cannabis Campaign

Albania is set to enhance its anti-cannabis efforts by deploying advanced drone technology, announced Interior Minister Taulant Bala. Starting...

Serbian Red Cross Launches Pioneering Migration Platform

Responding to a significant increase in migrant numbers, the Serbian Red Cross has unveiled a cutting-edge digital platform, earning...

Ghana to Open Embassy in Belgrade

Ghana is set to open an embassy in Belgrade, as announced by Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić following a...

Maserati’s Balkan Expansion: New Showroom Opens in Belgrade

Delta Auto Group has unveiled an exclusive Maserati showroom in Belgrade, setting new luxury benchmarks in line with the...

Serbia Charts the Course to Smart Cities with Kragujevac Leading the Way

In a significant development for urban planning and technology in Serbia, a roadmap for smart cities was unveiled today...

Maserati’s Balkan Expansion: New Showroom Opens in Belgrade

Delta Auto Group has unveiled an exclusive Maserati showroom in Belgrade, setting new luxury benchmarks in line with the...

Peter Pellegrini Wins Slovak Presidential Election

Peter Pellegrini, the candidate from the ruling coalition, won the second round of the presidential elections in Slovakia, securing...

Strategic Energy Partnership Established Between Serbia and France

The Serbian Government adopted a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Serbia and French Electric Power Company (EDF),...

Serbia-France Innovation Forum Begins: Innovate for the Planet! Play Green!

At the Serbia-France Innovation Forum titled 'Innovate for the Planet, Play Green', which commenced at the Palace Serbia, French...

EU and EP Finalise €6 Billion Support for Western Balkans

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have finalised a deal to provide an additional six...

Maserati’s Balkan Expansion: New Showroom Opens in Belgrade

Delta Auto Group has unveiled an exclusive Maserati showroom in Belgrade, setting new luxury benchmarks in line with the...

Peter Pellegrini Wins Slovak Presidential Election

Peter Pellegrini, the candidate from the ruling coalition, won the second round of the presidential elections in Slovakia, securing...

Strategic Energy Partnership Established Between Serbia and France

The Serbian Government adopted a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Serbia and French Electric Power Company (EDF),...

Serbia-France Innovation Forum Begins: Innovate for the Planet! Play Green!

At the Serbia-France Innovation Forum titled 'Innovate for the Planet, Play Green', which commenced at the Palace Serbia, French...

EU and EP Finalise €6 Billion Support for Western Balkans

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have finalised a deal to provide an additional six...
spot_img