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Paolo Di Bella, General Manager Of Engineering Software Lab

Good Time To Reshape And Re-organise Business

Engineering Software Lab has more than 200 developers and specialists currently working in the fields of consulting, project management and information systems development Company Engineering...

Slobodan Filipović, Director Of Express SEE

We Connect Three Continents

Express SEE has been providing logistics services, both abroad and on the domestic market, since it was founded in Belgrade in 2014. The company...

AUNDE SRB D.O.O. (Ltd.)

AUNDE Will Move A Step Forward

AUNDE SRB D.o.o. (Ltd.) is a manufacturing plant in the Pomoravlje District of Serbia, a partner of the AUNDE Group that’s 100% owned by...

BROSE

Up To 1,100 Jobs Will Be Created

Brose, the world's fourth-largest family-owned automotive supplier, will open a location for development and production in Pančevo in the summer of 2021, with the...

Ivan Smiljković, Member Of The Executive Board Of Procredit Bank

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We are aware of the consequences of the Coronavirus pandemic, but we were also ready to face them, so their impact on our operations...

Ivan Medenica, Artistic Director and Selector of Bitef, theatre critic and professor at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts

It Is Important To Conserve Energy

The state is obliged not to bury its head in the sand, but rather to simultaneously develop several scenarios for the time to come, and be ready for different trade-offs. Unfortunately, we seem to have been left to the elements.
Ivan Medenica

Summer passes quickly, so we shouldn’t talk about it in the future tense, but rather in the present, and maybe even in the past. This merging of perspectives of time is the best indicator of the situation in which we’ve lived since the beginning of the pandemic, in which we are still living, and will probably live in for the coming months. As a result of the complete uncertainty that accompanies the pandemic of this unknown virus, everything that we are planning today could seem absurd, unnecessary or impossible tomorrow, while it seems as though we’re reliving the same day over and over again. As in the epic poem The Building of Skadar: “what the maestros build in a day / the fairy destroys it all in a night”.

The state is obliged not to bury its head in the sand, but rather to simultaneously develop several scenarios for the time to come, and be ready for different trade-offs. One doesn’t get the impression that this is happening, but rather that we have been left to the elements, which actually suits our society anyway, with our unwillingness to plan anything strategically and over the long term…

Unlike the state, we as individuals have the right to build towers every day on that same sand that will be carried away on the tide of a new morning. We thus have the right to deceive ourselves with some impossible projects, for objective reasons related to the pandemic, but I don’t think that’s good psychologically. That constant effect of betrayed expectations is terribly exhausting.

I don’t think things will return to normal for a long time, but nor do I believe that this situation will change us permanently: I simply think that the recovery will be slow… I fear that it will be particularly difficult for theatres and artists

The most important thing in times like these is to assess which activities we can personally control to a greater or lesser extent, from the professional to the private, and then to invest the most attention and energy in them, because in that way we will get at least some satisfaction, albeit perhaps only psychological satisfaction, but that is also the most important kind.

I don’t think things will return to normal for a long time, but nor do I believe that this situation will change us permanently: I simply think that the recovery will be slow. Paradoxically, I think that first of all, in one way or another, we will raise our immunity, protect ourselves from viruses and restore our health, and that recovery in other areas, primarily economic and social, will progress much slower…

I’m afraid that theatre will be one of the human activities that will recover the slowest, because – paradoxically and unfairly – theatre operations will remain suspended completely until the conditions for more or less normal physical contact are created. Recovery will be slow because it will very possibly be necessary to overcome the audience’s fears of returning to these closed spaces, which now – unlike shopping centres, restaurants, vehicles and gyms – have been unreasonably marked as high risk.

The question is whether and how performers, musicians, dancers and actors will maintain their creative condition in this interim period, and the level it will be at when things normalise. Still, my greatest fear is about the kind of financial consequences the theatre will suffer, whether it will be marked as a luxury and surplus to social requirements, because, obviously, we’ve been able to go without it for months.

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Aleksandar Popov, Director Of The Centre For Regionalism

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Milivoje Mihajlović, Journalist

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Professor Florian Bieber, Centre For Southeast European Studies, University Of Graz

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Zoran Lutovac, President Of The Democratic Party

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