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Milija Zeković, SBB CEO

Technological Innovations Are In Our DNA

We want to enter the mobile telecommunications market and offer our users 4P services, i.e., a combination of broadband internet access, television and fixed-line...

Maria Boldor, Principal At Horváth

Key Challenges & Opportunities

The report “Finance at the Crossroads of Coronavirus, Digitalisation and Sustainability” presents key challenges and opportunities for the business world Management consulting company Horváth published...

Nataša Bezmarević, Branch Manager Serbia, DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH

Focus On Electrifying Train Lines

Deutsche Bahn has been providing engineering, consulting and train operation services, as well as digital systems, for many years and has successfully implemented railway...

Porto Montenegro

A Life Less Ordinary

Founded some 15 years ago by a consortium of visionary developers, Porto Montenegro is set in the spectacularly beautiful Bay of Kotor on Montenegro’s...

Ivan Crnojević, CEO, ELMED d.o.o.

ELMED – We can do more

The future belongs to modern, innovative companies that carefully plan and strategically manage their business. For this reason, Elmed doo in Temerin, winner of...

Francine Pickup, UNDP Serbia Resident Representative

Working Towards SDGs Helps With EU Accession

UNDP is helping Serbia to tackle complex challenges, such as climate change, depopulation and governance. All three issues are relevant for achieving the SDGs and are covered by EU accession chapters and the EU’s Western Balkans’ Economic and Investment plan.

The reforms that Serbia needs to make on its EU path are aligned with progress towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These global goals are neutral and designed by all countries to build a better future for everyone by ending poverty and inequalities, while ensuring prosperity and protecting our planet.

This is why working towards the SDGs is also helping Serbia to become an EU member. For example, UNDP Serbia is now working more closely than ever with the Government and the EU to tackle complex challenges like climate change, depopulation and governance. All three of these issues are relevant to achieving the SDGs and are covered by EU accession chapters and the EU’s Western Balkans’ Economic and Investment plan.

UNDP is helping local communities and businesses shift towards decarbonisation, the circular economy and de-pollution, thus supporting Serbia’s embracing of the Green Agenda and integration into the European market

In order for Serbia to realise the potential of the Green Agenda and integrate into the European market, UNDP is helping local communities and businesses shift towards decarbonisation, the circular economy and de-pollution. Together with the EU delegation, we are also working to scale-up green investments, while focusing on micro, small and medium-sized companies.

Another serious challenge for Serbia’s development is depopulation. Our Accelerator Lab is working with a broader ecosystem of actors to change the narrative and approach. Instead of a defeatist ‘nothing can be done’ attitude, we are focusing on maximising the existing human potential – investing in citizens’ education, skills and health from youth to old age and creating a favourable environment for all to contribute to the society and economy. In parallel, UNDP is advocating for public policies that adapt to the changing demographics.

Strong and inclusive governance is also needed for transformational changes that lead to both EU membership and achieving the SDGs. We are helping the Serbian Government to accelerate digitalisation, become more cohesive inside and wide open to the external world, to learn through experimentation and to treat data as a strategic resource.

Comment by Zoran Panović

Scholzing

Macedonia was one of the six republics of Tito’s Federal Socialist Yugoslavia. Even back then, Todor Zhivkov’s Bulgaria had intentions to assimilate the identity...

Aleksandar Vlahović, President Of The Association Of Serbian Economists

A Road To Avoid

Possible explicit or tacit punishment of Serbia by the EU, in response to what the EU deems to be inappropriate political decisions, could be...

Jurij Bajec Ph.D., Special Advisor At The Economics Institute And Full Professor At The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Economics

Open Balkan Is A Good Initiative

During times of great uncertainty and deeply disrupted international economic and political relations, Serbia should seek additional forms of economic connection that complement its...

Milojko Arsić Ph.D., Professor At The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Economics

There Will Always Be Bread, But Not Smarts

Even during the times of the harshest sanctions imposed during the 1990s, enough food products were still available in Serbia. Temporary shortages of such...

UK: Lowest Car Sales Since 1996

Gathering economic headwinds are stoking fears of a recession after car sales dropped to the lowest level since 1996. UK...

In The New Report On Serbia GRECO Calls For Further Measures To Prevent Corruption

In a new report on Serbia, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) calls for further measures to...

China: Ready To Promote Global Development

The Forum on Global Development was held in Beijing, and on that occasion the President of the People's Republic...

Serbia And Hungary Sign Agreement On Border Control

The Agreement between the governments of Serbia and Hungary regulating border control in road, rail and water transport was...

Reception On The Occasion Of 140 Years Of Friendly Relations Between Japan And Serbia

Ambassador of Japan in Serbia H.E. Katsumata Takahiko hosted a reception in his residence to mark the 140th anniversary...

UK: Lowest Car Sales Since 1996

Gathering economic headwinds are stoking fears of a recession after car sales dropped to the lowest level since 1996. UK...

In The New Report On Serbia GRECO Calls For Further Measures To Prevent Corruption

In a new report on Serbia, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) calls for further measures to...

China: Ready To Promote Global Development

The Forum on Global Development was held in Beijing, and on that occasion the President of the People's Republic...

Serbia And Hungary Sign Agreement On Border Control

The Agreement between the governments of Serbia and Hungary regulating border control in road, rail and water transport was...

Reception On The Occasion Of 140 Years Of Friendly Relations Between Japan And Serbia

Ambassador of Japan in Serbia H.E. Katsumata Takahiko hosted a reception in his residence to mark the 140th anniversary...

UK: Lowest Car Sales Since 1996

Gathering economic headwinds are stoking fears of a recession after car sales dropped to the lowest level since 1996. UK...

In The New Report On Serbia GRECO Calls For Further Measures To Prevent Corruption

In a new report on Serbia, the Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) calls for further measures to...

China: Ready To Promote Global Development

The Forum on Global Development was held in Beijing, and on that occasion the President of the People's Republic...

Serbia And Hungary Sign Agreement On Border Control

The Agreement between the governments of Serbia and Hungary regulating border control in road, rail and water transport was...

Reception On The Occasion Of 140 Years Of Friendly Relations Between Japan And Serbia

Ambassador of Japan in Serbia H.E. Katsumata Takahiko hosted a reception in his residence to mark the 140th anniversary...
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