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Nikola Matović, Executive Director Of The Telekom Srbija Directorate For It Support And ICT Services

Mobility Is Our Future

Telekom Srbija, as the company that officially has the best mobile network and an impressive number of households that are able to connect to...

Dragoljub Milinković, CEO, Veterinarski Zavod Subotica

Century Of Work, Century Of Success

Veterinarski Zavod Subotica, which is celebrating its centenary of successful operations, will continue to work hard in the years ahead, developing all three product...

Aleksandar Šajatović, Account Executive, Adriatic Region, Dell Technologies

The Digital Future Has Arrived

Technological development has been driving human progress – world poverty rates have dropped sharply, the number of illiterate people among youngsters has fallen by...

Dejan Đukić, Director Of The RNIDS

Business Growth Is Our Goal

The Serbian National Internet Domain Registry Foundation (RNIDS) harmonises its operations with best practices, implements new services, provides the most modern ways of protecting...

International School

A Truly Different International Education

The International School is the most state-of-the-art Cambridge secondary school in the country and the region. Lessons in this Future Ready school are exclusively...

Milivoje Mihajlović, Journalist

The Glass Is Half Full

The Montenegrin “model” shows that autocratic authorities can be replaced peacefully, which could have repercussions on neighbouring countries, where the authorities have spent years and even decades securing support in both the west and the east by encouraging interethnic animosities and claiming that only they (rulers) can keep the peace, while purportedly protecting the interests of great powers

I believe that the elections in Montenegro are just the start of a process that will bring significant changes to the Western Balkans. After three decades, there is a realistic chance that the government of the smallest country in the region will change in a democratic way, and that this will be the beginning of the end of kleptocratic systems in this region. It is important that the opposition in Montenegro realised a parliamentary majority by promising to fight systemic crime and corruption, and that these changes are not coloured by nationality and religion. The Montenegrin “model” shows that autocratic authorities can be replaced peacefully, which could have repercussions on neighbouring countries, where the authorities have spent years and even decades securing support in both the West and the East by encouraging interethnic animosities and claiming that only they (rulers) can keep the peace, while purportedly protecting the interests of great powers. The Western Balkans is an area of hopelessness and competition among miserable economies, adorned with Potemkin deceptive statistics in quarrelling countries that hover between economic ruin, social delinquency and political bankruptcy. This region is a paradigm of corruption, the money laundering industry and criminalised systems, the “export” of the best doctors, engineers, experts and craftsmen, who flee this place like escaping a nuthouse.

A change of government in Montenegro would be a chance for the recovery of that country and a signpost for the other countries where coming to power is just an opportunity to get rich, and staying in power boils down to the skill of media manipulation, election theft and the pressure of security systems and sales of national potential.

The Washington agreement represents an indicator that the most difficult of all Balkan issues can be resolved primarily through the economy

On the other hand, the agreement from Washington, contested as a wish list or evaluated as a “paper for Trump’s election campaign”, essentially represents an indicator that the most difficult of all Balkan issues can be resolved primarily through the economy. I want to believe that there has been an abandoning of the crazy idea of a “partition of Kosovo”, which would lead the whole region into new chaos, and that the solution does not lie in the drawing of new borders.

This is a century in which borders are being erased, with the complete freedom of movement of people, goods and capital being achieved. They failed to solve the Kosovo problem for two decades through strong international military and civilian missions, because they allowed local leaders to remain in power, fuelling intolerance between Serbs and Albanians, and because they tolerated regional criminals that are suited by a state of chaos and hopelessness. When the influence of extremists and criminals on the government is eliminated, political problems become much less important. When international control of police cooperation in the region is established, results in the fight against regional criminals can be expected, and that is the key to peace in the Western Balkans.

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Slobodan Popović,  Ph.D. Student At The Faculty Of Political Science And Researcher At The Centre For Asian Studies

3 In 1 Diplomacy

The people’s Republic of China pragmatically adapts to the situation of (in)action of the EU on the ground by legitimately lobbying and “infiltrating” its...

Strahinja Subotić, researcher at the European Policy Centre - CEP

Zero-Sum Game And Covid-19

The now famous statement of the president of Serbia that European solidarity is just “a fairy tale on paper” has caused a shift of...

Vladan Marjanović, Journalist At Weekly NIN

How The European Idea Fades

If we see a continuation of the current situation in which only politicians and athletes can shift the continent, and if the pandemic brings...

Comment

The Struggle For Gender Equality A Never-ending Story

During a year in which, according to feminist activists, most women’s rights were erased by COVID-19, the new Serbian government achieved a gender balance....

News

Tighter Anti-Coronavirus Measures In Effect As Of Tomorrow

The Serbian government adopted today the latest recommendations of the COVID-19 Crisis Response Team, which will come into effect...

Bad Air Days And Silver Linings

The global skies have been pretty dark metaphorically over past months.  They have been pretty gloomy too here literally for much of the time. I’m...

Europe’s Circular Economy Action Plan

As part of its Green Deal strategy to reach climate neutrality by 2050, the European Union recently unveiled a...

Second Phase Of “EU For Justice” Project

The European Union is based on a set of shared values, including fundamental rights, democracy, and the Rule of...

UAE 49th National Day

The UAE people celebrate their 49th UAE National Day 2020 on the 2nd of December every year. In July...

Tighter Anti-Coronavirus Measures In Effect As Of Tomorrow

The Serbian government adopted today the latest recommendations of the COVID-19 Crisis Response Team, which will come into effect...

Europe’s Circular Economy Action Plan

As part of its Green Deal strategy to reach climate neutrality by 2050, the European Union recently unveiled a...

Second Phase Of “EU For Justice” Project

The European Union is based on a set of shared values, including fundamental rights, democracy, and the Rule of...

UAE 49th National Day

The UAE people celebrate their 49th UAE National Day 2020 on the 2nd of December every year. In July...

Oil And Gas Industry Commits To New Framework To Monitor, Report And Reduce Methane Emissions

In a move that will help tackle one of the biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate crisis,...

Tighter Anti-Coronavirus Measures In Effect As Of Tomorrow

The Serbian government adopted today the latest recommendations of the COVID-19 Crisis Response Team, which will come into effect...

Europe’s Circular Economy Action Plan

As part of its Green Deal strategy to reach climate neutrality by 2050, the European Union recently unveiled a...

Second Phase Of “EU For Justice” Project

The European Union is based on a set of shared values, including fundamental rights, democracy, and the Rule of...

UAE 49th National Day

The UAE people celebrate their 49th UAE National Day 2020 on the 2nd of December every year. In July...

Oil And Gas Industry Commits To New Framework To Monitor, Report And Reduce Methane Emissions

In a move that will help tackle one of the biggest and most solvable contributors to the climate crisis,...