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Dražen Pjeranović, Elektromontaža Kraljevo CEO

Dedication Brings Success

Energotehnika Južna Bačka took over the majority package of shares of Elektromontaža Kraljevo last year, thereby creating the conditions for a bolder and more...

New Power Plant Construction Projects Progressing

Modern EPS Drives Serbia’s Economy

The key to improving the complex system of public enterprise Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) is represented by investments in the modernisation of...

Luka Petrović, Director, Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske

A Reliable Supplier

ERS, Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske, is the backbone of the country’s economic and social development and, as such, has a serious approach to the community,...

Milutin Đukanović, President Of The Board At EPCG

The Future Belongs To Green Energy

Besides guaranteeing a stable production and supply of electricity for households and industry, EPCG has had a leading role in the economic development of...

CWP Global

Team For A Cleaner Future

CWP Global is one of the largest investors in wind farms in Serbia, and known worldwide for large and innovative renewable energy projects Serbia has...

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.

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Comment

The Shift Is On

After many years of fatigue, it seems that the National Plan for Energy and Climate, as well as the forthcoming Energy Development Strategy, signal...

Comment

Same Same, But Different

Between the two Slovenian presidencies of the Council of the European Union, the country maintained its position that EU enlargement to encompass the Western...

Zoran Panovic

Two Camps

In Serbia we’re seeing a clash between strong, arrogant authorities and a weak, conceited opposition. Without the slightest cynicism, the famous dialogue between the...

H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Head of the European Union Delegation to Serbia

Reforms Create New Opportunities

It is very important to redouble efforts to accelerate the accession process. The new methodology – recently approved by the EU, with the full...

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Serbia Returned On EU List Of Safe Countries

The Member States of the European Union (EU) have decided to return Serbia on the list of epidemiologically safe...

Biden, Putin Face Off At Long-awaited Summit

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have started a high-stakes summit that is expected to be...

Six New Ambulances For Health Care Institutions In Serbia Delivered

The Ambassador of the United States of America to Serbia, Anthony Godfrey, presented today 6 new ambulances to the...

Mitigation Measures Against Coronavirus Epidemic

Provincial Secretary of Health and member of the COVID-19 crisis response team Zoran Gojkovic announced that at today's session...

New Call For Young Ambassadors

The Young European Ambassadors (YEA) network launched new call for applications for young people from the Western Balkans between...

Serbia Returned On EU List Of Safe Countries

The Member States of the European Union (EU) have decided to return Serbia on the list of epidemiologically safe...

Biden, Putin Face Off At Long-awaited Summit

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have started a high-stakes summit that is expected to be...

Six New Ambulances For Health Care Institutions In Serbia Delivered

The Ambassador of the United States of America to Serbia, Anthony Godfrey, presented today 6 new ambulances to the...

Mitigation Measures Against Coronavirus Epidemic

Provincial Secretary of Health and member of the COVID-19 crisis response team Zoran Gojkovic announced that at today's session...

New Call For Young Ambassadors

The Young European Ambassadors (YEA) network launched new call for applications for young people from the Western Balkans between...

Serbia Returned On EU List Of Safe Countries

The Member States of the European Union (EU) have decided to return Serbia on the list of epidemiologically safe...

Biden, Putin Face Off At Long-awaited Summit

US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have started a high-stakes summit that is expected to be...

Six New Ambulances For Health Care Institutions In Serbia Delivered

The Ambassador of the United States of America to Serbia, Anthony Godfrey, presented today 6 new ambulances to the...

Mitigation Measures Against Coronavirus Epidemic

Provincial Secretary of Health and member of the COVID-19 crisis response team Zoran Gojkovic announced that at today's session...

New Call For Young Ambassadors

The Young European Ambassadors (YEA) network launched new call for applications for young people from the Western Balkans between...
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