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Milija Zeković, SBB CEO

Technological Innovations Are In Our DNA

We want to enter the mobile telecommunications market and offer our users 4P services, i.e., a combination of broadband internet access, television and fixed-line...

Maria Boldor, Principal At Horváth

Key Challenges & Opportunities

The report “Finance at the Crossroads of Coronavirus, Digitalisation and Sustainability” presents key challenges and opportunities for the business world Management consulting company Horváth published...

Nataša Bezmarević, Branch Manager Serbia, DB Engineering & Consulting GmbH

Focus On Electrifying Train Lines

Deutsche Bahn has been providing engineering, consulting and train operation services, as well as digital systems, for many years and has successfully implemented railway...

Porto Montenegro

A Life Less Ordinary

Founded some 15 years ago by a consortium of visionary developers, Porto Montenegro is set in the spectacularly beautiful Bay of Kotor on Montenegro’s...

Ivan Crnojević, CEO, ELMED d.o.o.

ELMED – We can do more

The future belongs to modern, innovative companies that carefully plan and strategically manage their business. For this reason, Elmed doo in Temerin, winner of...

H.E. Thomas Schieb, Ambassador of Germany to Serbia

Tangible Progress Needed

We need to see tangible progress in fields like judicial reform, media freedom and the fight against corruption and organised crime. The fact that the Government of Serbia seems to have stepped up its efforts in this context is to be welcomed.

Serbia should become a member of the EU as soon as it is ready and has fulfilled the conditions for membership – this has been Germany’s position since the beginning of EU accession negotiations with Serbia. Germany is helping Serbia on its EU accession path, primarily through development cooperation, while Serbia needs to do its part. The steps towards full membership are clear: Serbia needs to adopt the complete legal framework of the EU, the so-called acquis communautaire. This ultimately means fully aligning itself with the foreign policy positions of the EU and overcoming unresolved disputes with its neighbours, i.e. with Kosovo.

Since the democratic changes of 2000, the German Government has allocated more than two billion euros to support Serbia on its path to EU membership

While some parts of the acquis are rather technical in nature, others touch on core principles of the EU, i.e. those related to the rule of law. Serbia needs to achieve substantial progress in these areas, in accordance with the action plans of the Serbian Government. Tangible progress in fields like judicial reform, media freedom and the fight against corruption and organised crime will lead to the opening of chapters or, under the new enlargement methodology, clusters of chapters. The fact that the Government of Serbia seems to have stepped up its efforts in this context is to be welcomed.

The overarching goal of German-Serbian development cooperation is indeed to support Serbia on its path towards EU membership. Since the democratic changes of 2000, the German Government has allocated more than two billion euros to Serbia through projects run by GIZ or KfW. In the coming years, these organisations will focus on job creation, in particular for young people, the implementation of the Green Agenda, by expanding renewable energy sources and fostering decarbonisation, and of course the provision of expertise in the area of the rule of law.

Japanese Investors Welcome To Serbia

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and President of the Republic Aleksandar Vucic attended a reception marking 140 years of the establishment of friendly relations between...

The US Embassy Celebrated Independence Day

The US national holiday, Independence Day, commemorating 4 July 1776, was marked with a traditional reception at the residence of the American ambassador. On...

Comment by Zoran Panović

Scholzing

Macedonia was one of the six republics of Tito’s Federal Socialist Yugoslavia. Even back then, Todor Zhivkov’s Bulgaria had intentions to assimilate the identity...

H.E. Tomáš Kuchta, Czech Ambassador To Serbia

Rethink, Rebuild, Repower

The Czech EU Presidency will be ready to facilitate the Council of the EU’s discussion on the prospects of EU membership for Ukraine, while...

Nikola Jokic And Nuggets Agree On Historic 5-year Extension

Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest...

Japanese Investors Welcome To Serbia

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic and President of the Republic Aleksandar Vucic attended a reception marking 140 years of the...

EU Agrees On Rules To Tame Crypto Market

The European Union has agreed on ground-breaking rules for regulating crypto assets, EU lawmakers said on Thursday, as the...

The EIB And Unicredit Promote Socially Inclusive Employment And Entrepreneurship

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and UniCredit Bank Serbia (UniCredit) have officially launched a €30 million credit line aimed...

Investments Yet To Convert Into Significant Bilateral Trade

Although trade cooperation between the U.S. and Serbia remains below the level of a billion dollars, the two countries...

Nikola Jokic And Nuggets Agree On Historic 5-year Extension

Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest...

EU Agrees On Rules To Tame Crypto Market

The European Union has agreed on ground-breaking rules for regulating crypto assets, EU lawmakers said on Thursday, as the...

EU To Extend Digital Covid Certificate For Travel Until June 2023

As the current EU Digital Covid Certificate rules are set to expire on 30 June, the Committee on Civil...

Iran Applies To Join BRICS Club

Iran, which holds the world's second largest gas reserves, has applied to join the BRICS group of Brazil, Russia,...

Scottish Government Seeks Independence Vote In October 2023

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday that the Scottish parliament would publish an independence referendum bill with...

Nikola Jokic And Nuggets Agree On Historic 5-year Extension

Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest...

EU Agrees On Rules To Tame Crypto Market

The European Union has agreed on ground-breaking rules for regulating crypto assets, EU lawmakers said on Thursday, as the...

EU To Extend Digital Covid Certificate For Travel Until June 2023

As the current EU Digital Covid Certificate rules are set to expire on 30 June, the Committee on Civil...

Iran Applies To Join BRICS Club

Iran, which holds the world's second largest gas reserves, has applied to join the BRICS group of Brazil, Russia,...

Scottish Government Seeks Independence Vote In October 2023

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday that the Scottish parliament would publish an independence referendum bill with...
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