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Jelena Puzović, Ph.D., Head of the JVP Srbijavode Public Relations and International Cooperation Sector

Serbia Must Ensure the Conservation of the Precious Resource That is Water

Public Water Management Company Srbijavode engages in numerous activities aimed at overcoming the challenges brought by climate change – implementing projects to develop and...

Uroš Đorđević, Account Executive, Dell Technologies

Pioneer in the New Era of Digital Tech

Dell Technologies is a corporation that’s oriented towards technological innovation and keeps pace with technological trends in every sense, which includes AI Speaking in this...

Ana Toskić Cvetinović, Executive Director, Partners for Democratic Change Serbia

The Rule of Law is Vital Ana

Partners Serbia is an organisation that’s dedicated to advancing the rule of law and developing civil society and institutions in Serbia and around the...

Ioanna Batsialou Ph.D., Director and Owner of the Ioanna Regen Polyclinic

Passion is Key to this Job

Ioanna Batsialou Ph.D. is the director and owner of the Ioanna Regen Polyclinic, which specialises in physical medicine, rehabilitation, mesotherapy, aesthetics and anti-aging treatments Our...

Maja Marić, Country Manager Operations, CPI Property Group

Retail Parks Remain Fashionable

A key part of the company culture at CPI Property Group Serbia, which forms part of a family firm that was founded in the...

Srećko Djukić, Diplomat, Former Ambassador, Member Of The EPUS Forum For International Relations

The International Community Will Provide The Impetus In Either/or Decisions

The country’ pro-russian and anti-european political scene can be reconfigured, but not in one fell swoop and not solely by the ruling party or one man

A lesson not learned is repeated. Serbia is once again facing the “greatest” foreign policy ordeal. Ukraine, and actually Russia, is the new test for Serbia, but also a key internal question: (un)willingness to sanction Russia, as the “main element of the path to Europe”. Serbian foreign policy has hit a wall, after trying to sit on two chairs. Serbian society has long been offered illusions about Russia, as some alternative to a realistic, possible and sustainable European policy. And we thus find ourselves in the middle of a maelstrom, swirling in a whirlwind, powerless against either side.

But Ukraine is connected to the Kosovo issue, and the one connecting them is Russia, which has gained a status as the sole guardian of Kosovo, which is reason enough to reject the imposing of economic, personal and other sanctions against the Russian Federation for its invasion of Ukraine following Serbia’s triple political vote in the UN General Assembly.

The Government of Serbia is aware that any decision to impose sanctions against Russia would leave it among the minority in Serbian society, which undoubtedly has a pro-Russian orientation and has strongly supported Russia for years. Russia is seen as the mythical protector of Serbia and an irreplaceable grenadier of Kosovo, omnipotent, along with gas and oil that render Serbia completely dependent on Russia.

Systematically destroyed and satanized, today’s pro-european opposition is in no position to address the process of reconfiguring domestic policy and European values

The country’ pro-Russian and anti-European political scene can be reconfigured, but not in one fell swoop and not solely by the ruling party or one man. They generated that dominant internal scene that fits their own character and deeds. That’s why pro- European forces in the country are almost invisible. Their influence is imaginary and conscious, and not accidentally limited. An opposition scene in Serbia, in the true sense, barely exists. It has long been destroyed systematically and satanized, in parallel with the cultivating of the cult of a single party, single policy, single person.

Such a pro-European opposition is in no position to address the process of reconfiguring domestic policy and European values that are of critical importance to the future of the country. That is dependent exclusively on the government’s readiness to restore the deprived political and democratic rights and place of the opposition in Serbian society, in the domestic and foreign policies of the country. The government is verbally ready to share the burden of Ukraine, as the biggest and most pressing issue, with others in the country, in an attempt to fake some post-election reconfiguring of its own ranks and relations with the opposition.

The government is not ready to go it alone in confronting the majority opinion in our society, which supports Russia and anti-European policies. The trigger for changes to occur on the domestic front will probably come, once again, from the international environment, as is always the case when Serbia faces an either/or choice.

Slađana Prica, retired ambassador, member of the Forum for International Relations and honorary president of the UNA of Serbia

Diplomatic Response Overdue

The issue of the so-called ‘self-proclaimed’ Kosovo joining Europe’s oldest political organisation has long been an open question. Attempts have been made and lobbying...

Slobodan G. Markovich, Institute for European Studies and Faculty of Political Science

U.S. Elections More Critical for EU Future than EP Elections

While the EU’s right-wing parties are expected to make gains, these gains shouldn’t be expected to substantially alter the composition of the Parliament or...

Ivana Radić Milosavljević, Assistant Professor in European Studies at the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Political Sciences

Not all Right-Wing Parties are Likeminded

The outcome of the European Parliament election is unlikely to cause a dramatic shift in EU policy, particularly foreign policy, but it could hamper...

Rajko Petrović, Research Associate at the Institute of European Studies

The EU Idea is Stronger than the Outcome of Less Important Elections

The electorate’s shift to the right won’t change the nature and essence of the idea of the European Union, and thus neither will it...

DM Celebrates 20 Years of Business in Serbia

On the occasion of its significant anniversary, two decades of successful operations in Serbia, dm drogerie markt organised a...

New Joint Venture Forms to Revolutionize Balkan Logistics

In a strategic move to enhance logistics operations in the Western Balkans, Transfera, a leading logistics company in the...

Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed

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Western Balkans Chambers of Commerce Sign Tourism Cooperation Memorandum in US Congress

A landmark Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed at the US Congress, uniting the Chambers of Commerce of the...

Serbia Ascends as Key Trade Partner for Germany

Serbia is set to become a net exporter to Germany by 2025, overtaking its imports from the economic powerhouse,...

Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed

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Western Balkans Chambers of Commerce Sign Tourism Cooperation Memorandum in US Congress

A landmark Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed at the US Congress, uniting the Chambers of Commerce of the...

EU Sets Global Standard with World’s First Artificial Intelligence Act

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Montenegro’s Independence Day Celebrated

Celebrating Montenegro's Independence Day with an Exhibition on Montenegrin Cyrillic Printing from the 15th and 16th Centuries. In commemoration of...

Business Event Hosts Serbian Employment Service Presentation

In Belgrade on the 15th of May, the Slovenian Business Club, in collaboration with the National Employment Service of...

Concept Mercedes-AMG PureSpeed

Exciting, energising and breathtaking – the Mercedes‑AMG PureSpeed concept is the highlight in the run-up to the Formula 1™...

Western Balkans Chambers of Commerce Sign Tourism Cooperation Memorandum in US Congress

A landmark Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed at the US Congress, uniting the Chambers of Commerce of the...

EU Sets Global Standard with World’s First Artificial Intelligence Act

The European Union has taken a pioneering step by adopting the world's first Artificial Intelligence Act, setting a potential...

Montenegro’s Independence Day Celebrated

Celebrating Montenegro's Independence Day with an Exhibition on Montenegrin Cyrillic Printing from the 15th and 16th Centuries. In commemoration of...

Business Event Hosts Serbian Employment Service Presentation

In Belgrade on the 15th of May, the Slovenian Business Club, in collaboration with the National Employment Service of...
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