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Linas Libikas, JTI General Manager For The Western Balkans

Stability, Transparency And Predictability More Needed Than Ever

The increase in foreign investments in Serbia over the last few years is a clear sign that multinational companies recognise Serbia as a stable...

Milena Argirović, MD, Country Head For Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, North Macedonia And Kosovo At Takeda

We Use Data And Digital To Improve Patients´Lives And Create Better Society

Last year was a very important one for Takeda in Serbia. It was a year ago that Takeda commemorated 10 years of operations in...

Senka Aleksić, Executive Director, Shared Mobility d.o.o.

How Kinto Join And Kinto Ride Protect The Planet

Shared Mobility is part of the start of the transformation of the automotive industry as a whole and the new mobility industry. Founded in...

EPSON

Monozukuri Is The Key To Sustainable Manufacturing

In a world where the word “innovation” is overused, it is easy to forget that some of the best ideas come from old traditions...

Konica Minolta

Innovative Solutions That Improve Life

Konica Minolta has been successfully operating in the Adriatic region for years, and its innovative solutions and business areas attract a large number of...

Dr Srećko Đukić, Ambassador, Forum For International Relations Of The European Movement In Serbia

China Is Becoming What The EU Should Be

Belgrade and Brussels have been partners for decades, but the credit of those relations has been spent. The U.S. remains on the Western side of Serbian foreign policy, which continues to control its levers, bringing to an end the remaining “hotspots” in a way that tells Serbia that Washington doesn’t want Belgrade to remain an enemy in the Balkan milieu.

The pandemic and Serbia’s foreign policy have been shown to have a strong mutual connection. Specifically, Serbia’s foreign policy hasn’t been directed one-way for a long time, nor is it linked to the European ship and European values. That policy has for many years been three-pronged, and those prongs are not of equal length. China’s arrival in Serbia changes its foreign policy vector. China is becoming what the EU was supposed to be – ubiquitous, present in every economic, financial and defence segment of the country. On the foreign policy scale, it has been pushing against the European Union, which has officially been Serbia’s “first foreign policy priority” since 2000. It is also leaving in its wake our “fraternal” Russia, demonstrating just what Chinese money can do! It is like Serbia is again overlooking the Berlin Wall.

The Chinese economic boom in Serbia has not been able to bring to the country European democratic and political standards, as the required value system. It found itself in a fierce conflict with them, with the EU, in regressing away from EU membership. This cannot help but be strikingly reflected in the reports of the European Parliament, and other reputable institutions around the world, regarding the catastrophic state of democracy and freedoms in Serbian society.

Chinese soft diplomacy in Serbia, or Russian, is the fruit of the daily work of the Serbian side and the creation of the positive mood of public opinion in favour of China and Russia

Stumbling on the European path, Serbia has not had the opportunity to expend its patience. It doesn’t show the least bit of enthusiasm, commitment and urgency with the aim of gaining membership in the Union as soon as possible. Serbian polices are de facto leading to fruitless disputes and discussions with Brussels on key issues related to membership, seeking a kind of privileged status on that path. Belgrade and Brussels have been partners for decades; they are not at the beginning of mutual relations, and the credit has been spent.

On the western side of Serbian foreign policy, the U.S. is decisively regulating the post-Yugoslav space, continuing to exert control with its levers, bringing to an end the remaining “hotspots”. The U.S.’s reasonable and gradual treatment of Serbia demonstrates that Washington doesn’t want Belgrade to remain an enemy in the Balkan milieu. That’s how we should read the political, economic and other messages coming to Belgrade from across the ocean. On the other hand, American “soft diplomacy” has not received adequate support and promotion. However, that’s a matter of Serbian presentation and not just an American issue.

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Why Japanese Companies Are Getting Serbian Addresses

After many years during which bilateral relations between Japan and Serbia were mainly nurtured through good political and cultural relations, the economic perspective is...

Comment by Zoran Panović

Confusion & Hypocrisy

American dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster declared “gaslighting” the word of the year for 2022, with the explanation that it reflects the current era of disinformation...

Boško Jakšić, Journalist

Is Kosovo Once Again Writing Serbian History?

In less than two months, the west deployed concentrated diplomatic fire that succeeded in bringing the most complex and enduring conflict in the Western...

Dragan Đukanović, Professor Of The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Political Sciences

Who’s Playing The Kosovo Card?

Any worsening of the already poor relations between Belgrade and Priština could lead to something that would fundamentally threaten regional stability and enable actors...

EIB Global Invests €76 Million In Upgrading Serbian Education And Waterway Transportation

EIB Global, the arm of the European Investment Bank (EIB) devoted to activities outside the European Union, has unlocked €76 million...

Serbia’s Foreign Trade Increased By 31.1%

Last year Serbia's foreign trade goods exchange amounted to 66.6 billion euros and was 31.1 per cent higher than...

Djokovic’s Historic Australian Open Win Extends ‘Big Titles’ Lead

Novak Djokovic claimed a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday when he won the Australian Open, extending his...

Celebration Of Republic Day Of India

The Embassy of India India in Belgrade celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2023 to commemorate the coming into...

Spectatular Mileston In First Boeing 767 Conversion In Europe Marked At Ceremony In JAT Tehnika

Avia Prime Group, one of the leading organizations for aircraft maintenance in Europe, consisting of three eminent companies including...

EIB Global Invests €76 Million In Upgrading Serbian Education And Waterway Transportation

EIB Global, the arm of the European Investment Bank (EIB) devoted to activities outside the European Union, has unlocked €76 million...

Serbia’s Foreign Trade Increased By 31.1%

Last year Serbia's foreign trade goods exchange amounted to 66.6 billion euros and was 31.1 per cent higher than...

Djokovic’s Historic Australian Open Win Extends ‘Big Titles’ Lead

Novak Djokovic claimed a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday when he won the Australian Open, extending his...

Celebration Of Republic Day Of India

The Embassy of India India in Belgrade celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2023 to commemorate the coming into...

Spectatular Mileston In First Boeing 767 Conversion In Europe Marked At Ceremony In JAT Tehnika

Avia Prime Group, one of the leading organizations for aircraft maintenance in Europe, consisting of three eminent companies including...

EIB Global Invests €76 Million In Upgrading Serbian Education And Waterway Transportation

EIB Global, the arm of the European Investment Bank (EIB) devoted to activities outside the European Union, has unlocked €76 million...

Serbia’s Foreign Trade Increased By 31.1%

Last year Serbia's foreign trade goods exchange amounted to 66.6 billion euros and was 31.1 per cent higher than...

Djokovic’s Historic Australian Open Win Extends ‘Big Titles’ Lead

Novak Djokovic claimed a record-tying 22nd Grand Slam title on Sunday when he won the Australian Open, extending his...

Celebration Of Republic Day Of India

The Embassy of India India in Belgrade celebrated the 74th Republic Day of India on 26 January 2023 to commemorate the coming into...

Spectatular Mileston In First Boeing 767 Conversion In Europe Marked At Ceremony In JAT Tehnika

Avia Prime Group, one of the leading organizations for aircraft maintenance in Europe, consisting of three eminent companies including...
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