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Mirjana Lučić And Vladan Ilić, General Managers At Saint-Gobain

Anniversary Year

Saint-Gobain is a world leader in modern and sustainable construction that designs, produces and distributes materials and services for the construction sector and industrial...

UniCredit Bank Serbia

Why It’s Important To Save: The Future Is Certainty

There’s no need to talk about the fact that it’s important to find a certain degree of stability and certainty under the current circumstances...

Nemanja Bućinac, Retail Leasing Director, MPC Properties

Changing With The Times

UŠĆE Shopping Center has been the market leader for over 13 years. In order to retain this position, UŠĆE is preparing for a major...

Stylianos Tsoktouridis, Director, Alumil Yu Industry A.d.

Superior Customised Solutions

Alumil is one of the largest brands producing windows and doors, with 12 factories across Europe, including one in Serbia. The company continues, year-on-year,...

Sanja Stanimirović, CEO, Testeral

Demanding Markets Develop Quality

Testeral exports 95 per cent of its production to the markets of Western Europe and America, and one of the company’s goals is to...

H.E. Jan Lundin, Ambassador of Sweden to Serbia

Safeguard Achievements To Date

There are many challenges for Serbia to speed up its EU integration, given that standards are high and it’s more difficult to enter the EU today than it was during previous rounds of enlargement.

The EU has gradually come to understand how challenging some parts of the enlargement requirements are for Serbia, and indeed all (potential) candidate countries in the region. Some challenges linked to developments are only partly in the hands of the Government of Serbia, such as the comprehensive normalisation of relations with Kosovo, or an improved track record regarding the rule of law (where an independent judiciary can be reformed to some extent by new laws and regulations, but developing a new “culture” of the rule of law takes time, as a consequence of legal and institutional reforms). Enlargement will thus take several more years, and this process cannot be sped up easily.

I certainly hope that Serbia’s recent tendency to backslide on relevant international indices, e.g. on the rule of law, governance and media freedom, will be reversed.

The EU – including Sweden – is here to support Serbia in this process. However, a lot can be, and is being, achieved while Serbia waits to be ready for the ultimate prize of accession to the Union. Infrastructure is steadily improving, and is funded by the EU to a large degree. Serbia’s economic progress is bound to continue regardless of EU membership, albeit at a slower pace than would have been the case had laws and institutions worked better in areas such as, for example, real estate registration and public procurement, which are areas where Sweden has provided substantial bilateral technical assistance over the last 20 years. We shall continue supporting Serbia’s reforms bilaterally, with some 12 million euros a year until at least 2027, and the EU (to which Sweden is a net contributor) will of course provide much more.  

Emanuele Giaufret, Christopher Hill: The Fight Against Corruption Is Key To EU Enlargement

"Serbia is too shy in the implementation of the Strategy for the fight against corruption," said the head of the European Union Delegation in...

IWC Gathering At The Finnish Residence

The IWC held its first Coffee Morning event of the 2022-2023 year on 13th September, generously hosted by the Ambassador of Finland H.E. Kimmo Juhani...

Vučić At The UN: What Is The Difference Between The Territorial Integrity Of Ukraine And Serbia?

What is the difference between the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the territorial integrity of Serbia, which was violated in 1999, Serbian President Aleksandar...

Korea Sees Serbia As One Of The Most Important Investment Destinations

The Republic of Korea recognizes Serbia as one of the most important investment destinations in Europe and is ready to continue investing in our...

Mathematical Grammar School’s Students The Winners Of Two Bronze Medals At The Informatics Olympics

Students of the Mathematical High School won two bronze medals at the online European Junior Informatics Olympics (EJOI). Bronze medals...

Serbian National Football Team Wins Place In The Elite Rank Of The League Of Nations

The Serbian national football team defeated Norway in Oslo with a score of 2:0 (1:0) with goals from Vlahović...

Ana Brnabić Attended The State Funeral Of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, attended the state funeral ceremony of former Japanese Prime...

European Commission: Serbia Advances Faster Than The EU Average In Innovation

The growth of the performance of the Republic of Serbia in the field of innovation is 15.6 percent in...

Bundesbank For The Introduction Of The Digital Euro

Digital money and the accompanying infrastructure can be an important supplement to the current payment options, said Bundesbank president...

Mathematical Grammar School’s Students The Winners Of Two Bronze Medals At The Informatics Olympics

Students of the Mathematical High School won two bronze medals at the online European Junior Informatics Olympics (EJOI). Bronze medals...

Serbian National Football Team Wins Place In The Elite Rank Of The League Of Nations

The Serbian national football team defeated Norway in Oslo with a score of 2:0 (1:0) with goals from Vlahović...

Ana Brnabić Attended The State Funeral Of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, attended the state funeral ceremony of former Japanese Prime...

European Commission: Serbia Advances Faster Than The EU Average In Innovation

The growth of the performance of the Republic of Serbia in the field of innovation is 15.6 percent in...

Bundesbank For The Introduction Of The Digital Euro

Digital money and the accompanying infrastructure can be an important supplement to the current payment options, said Bundesbank president...

Mathematical Grammar School’s Students The Winners Of Two Bronze Medals At The Informatics Olympics

Students of the Mathematical High School won two bronze medals at the online European Junior Informatics Olympics (EJOI). Bronze medals...

Serbian National Football Team Wins Place In The Elite Rank Of The League Of Nations

The Serbian national football team defeated Norway in Oslo with a score of 2:0 (1:0) with goals from Vlahović...

Ana Brnabić Attended The State Funeral Of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, attended the state funeral ceremony of former Japanese Prime...

European Commission: Serbia Advances Faster Than The EU Average In Innovation

The growth of the performance of the Republic of Serbia in the field of innovation is 15.6 percent in...

Bundesbank For The Introduction Of The Digital Euro

Digital money and the accompanying infrastructure can be an important supplement to the current payment options, said Bundesbank president...
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