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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...

Srećko Đukić Ph.D., Former Serbian Ambassador And Current Member Of The Forum For International Relations Of The European Movement In Serbia

Decisions From The Top Determine Our (Un)Happy Destiny

A decision is a matter for the one at the top of the political pyramid. Maybe with others the making of decisions is preceded by the considerations of qualified individuals, independently or collectively, but with us there are no rules

Serbia is characterised by the fact that one man makes all decisions. Decisions are the act of the individual, the leader, even when they are collective. And it is time that tells what decisions are like, how useful or harmful they are for the people and the state. From a distance, decisions and decision-makers can be judged more objectively, with right and wrong decisions obvious. It reflects why such decisions were made, and not some others; what was decisive in that, how much benefit a decision brought to the people and the state, to man and citizen – progress, freedom and human rights, life and cultural progress, or regress.

Developed societies have moved on from the times when a decision was down to the will of the individual. In our country, in Serbia, we haven’t. A decision is a matter for the one at the top of the political pyramid. Maybe with others the making of decisions is preceded by the considerations of qualified individuals, independently or collectively, but with us there are no rules. The history of Serbian society carefully records the beneficial and erroneous decisions of politicians and statesmen, gauging their importance and their place in the life of the people and the state.

Decisions made at the top echelon of the state determine our (un)happy reality, both present and future, and new relations. That’s why it’s so important to know who makes decisions about us and how; who are the (in)formal (co) participants that have a decisive influence on the decisionmaker. Diplomats, journalists and others will never stop searching for that answer, wherein “lies” the key to the system, the establishment, the institute of the state

Decision-making is the most complex and responsible job, choice. An ordinary person makes about 2,000 decisions every waking hour. Most of them are insignificant and relate to the instinctive, automatic, according to human urge (dress, eat, sleep etc.). Beyond that, however, decisions are very complex and can only be made in the process of thoughtful decision-making, insured against mistakes and negative ramifications. Being capable of making the right decisions and able to do so is the most important and top quality of a developed society. And in making decisions there should be a suppressing of emotions that play a significant role in life, including in decision-making, and can interfere with choosing between right, correct and wrong decisions.

The absence of a critical mind and opinions of others leads to a mistaken decision, given that it is known that, even in meetings, 70% of declarations usually come down to three people, while introverts would rather remain silent than speak. Even the most energetic leader doesn’t have infinite mental energy. Everyone is overwhelmed by fatigue, routine, a lack of energy, all of which are obvious enemies to efforts to make the right decisions. And one more thing: our age is informational and communicational, during which the volume of information expands, as does the skill of choosing the right information to make the right decision (our brain today processes five times as much information as it did in 1986).

Decisions made at the top echelon of the state determine our (un)happy reality, both present and future, and new relations. That’s why it’s so important to know who makes decisions about us and how; who are the (in)formal (co)participants that have a decisive influence on the decisionmaker. Diplomats, journalists and others will never stop searching for that answer, wherein “lies” the key to the system, the establishment, the institute of the state.

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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...

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...

Ministry Of Mining And Energy And USAID Forge Energy Partnership

The Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum...

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...

Ministry Of Mining And Energy And USAID Forge Energy Partnership

The Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum...

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...

Ministry Of Mining And Energy And USAID Forge Energy Partnership

The Ministry of Mining and Energy (MoME) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum...
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