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Tatjana Rackov Sinadinović, Director, Happy Kids Preschool

Awards Confirm Value

Within a framework of daily educational activities that’s shaped by the principles of the Montessori method of education, children at the HAPPY KIDS Preschool...

Helleniq Energy

Former Hellenic Petroleum Becomes Helleniq Energy

The parent company of EKO Serbia has rebranded and committed itself to a sustainable future HELLENIC PETROLEUM, one of the largest energy companies in Southeast...

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dm Srbija Comes Of Age

Pioneering endeavours, successful results, record-breaking donations and recordhigh wage increases, new social responsibility campaigns and launching the online store have all marked the 18th...

Sonja Kapetanović, Marketing Director, Schlarafia

Quality Is An Issue Of Setting High Standards

Schlarafia is the region’s leading brand for premium sleeping equipment and is unique thanks to its specific fusion of traditional craftsmanship and modern technologies,...

Boban Đurović, Mayor Of Vrnjačka Banja

Monte Carlo In The Heart Of Serbia

Today, Vrnjačka Banja can boast a large number of high-class hotels that, with their rich content and top-quality service in line with European tourist...

Zoran Stojiljković, Ph.D., Professor At The University Of Belgrade Faculty Of Political Sciences

Forced (Half)changes

The post-election political scene, confronted by the certainty that it must impose at least symbolic sanctions on russia, will itself experience changes, and they will come at the level of the ruling party, the opposition and the electorate

The traditional lines of political division in post-communist European societies have changed over the last three decades, and even been overshadowed by EUropeanisation processes. The division between Euro (Atlantic) integrationists and proponents of national populist sovereignty cuts through the fields of the understanding of the nation state, democracy and the rule of law, but also economic and social development models and dilemmas around desirable recipients of subsidies and investments in infrastructure.

Serbia and its policy of manoeuvring between the influences of the EU, U.S., Russia and China is, in this regard, a special example that’s justified by the history and memory of NATO aggression, Russia’s support for Kosovo and investments coming from “brotherly China”. Over the past decade, this mantra has served a hybrid regime that’s formally pro-EU integration to ease the pressure applied on it from the West, over its many democratic shortcomings, by fuelling pro-Eastern sentiment.

The war in Ukraine and its visible consequences – imperial games around the redistribution of power, Russia’s (self) expulsion from Europe, recession in Europe and U.S. political mentorship – represent a situation that’s behind us. The policy of conditionality has almost assumed its ultimate form. Stabilocrats, who have solved little and produced a few problems in the region, have been shoved up against the wall.

The policy of manoeuvring between the influences of the EU, U.S., Russia and China, which Serbia has promoted over the past decade, is now behind us

The post-election political scene, confronted by the certainty that it must impose at least symbolic sanctions on Russia, will itself face three types of changes. President Vučić, as currently the only legal actor, will strive to ease the open external imbalance by reducing internal tensions and expressing a “readiness” for a controlled dialogue with the pro-European opposition, relying on its proverbial weakness and fragmentation. The sharing of responsibilities is becoming the government’s preferred scenario. Within the ruling party and the ruling coalition, those promoting anti-Western policies will be demoted to alternate positions, i.e., to practical invisibility. Sharp reciprocal confrontations in public, however, should not be expected.

The call for dialogue that’s in the national and state interest will practically create an additional division between realists and fundamentalists, particularly among the ranks of the opposition. Among Serbia’s citizenry, following the further rise of existential fears, apathy and political cynicism, we will reach a more noticeable political reclassification and the quest for new political favourites. And this time around they won’t be infinitely trusted.

Comment by Zoran Panovic

Limited Sensitivity

If Serbia’s World Cup match against Brazil in Qatar proved to be a major tactical defeat for Serbia (0:2), then the agreement reached on...

Aleksandar Mitić, Research Associate At The Institute Of International Politics And Economics, President Of The Centre For Strategic Alternatives

Support For Ukraine Could Reduce

It is tough to expect that the deep polarisation that has manifested within U.S. Society will have a substantial influence on Washinton’s foreign policy...

Aleksandar R. Miletić, Executive Director Of The Centre For History Studies And Dialogue

No Major Changes To Foreign Policy Discourse

I don’t believe the current U.S. Administration’s policies on Ukraine or our region will change fundamentally. More significant course adjustments could only occur following...

Dragan Bisenić, Foreign Policy Journalist, Publicist And Former Ambassador

Without A Weak President

No one will deal with a “weak” american president on foreign policy in the future, as was expected prior to the midterm elections. However,...

Serbian Government Adopts Air Protection Action Plan For 2022 to 2030

The Ministry of Environmental Protection announced that the Government of Serbia has adopted the Air Protection Program for the...

Dina Boluarte Peru’s First Female President

Dina Boluarte became Peru's first female president after her former boss and predecessor, Pedro Castillo, was ousted and then...

Ambassador Christopher Hill: Open Balkans A Necessary Process

Open Balkans initiative is a necessary process that is in no any way competition to the Berlin Process, said...

Ambassador Of Japan Presented Awards For Contribution To The Promotion Of Japanese Culture

In the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, H.E.  Katsumata Takahiko, the ambassador presented five new "Recognitions of the...

USAID And Youth With Disabilities Forum Launched Project To Empower Persons With Disabilities

the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Youth with Disabilities Forum launched a four-year, $2 million...

Serbian Government Adopts Air Protection Action Plan For 2022 to 2030

The Ministry of Environmental Protection announced that the Government of Serbia has adopted the Air Protection Program for the...

Dina Boluarte Peru’s First Female President

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Ambassador Christopher Hill: Open Balkans A Necessary Process

Open Balkans initiative is a necessary process that is in no any way competition to the Berlin Process, said...

Ambassador Of Japan Presented Awards For Contribution To The Promotion Of Japanese Culture

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USAID And Youth With Disabilities Forum Launched Project To Empower Persons With Disabilities

the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Youth with Disabilities Forum launched a four-year, $2 million...

Serbian Government Adopts Air Protection Action Plan For 2022 to 2030

The Ministry of Environmental Protection announced that the Government of Serbia has adopted the Air Protection Program for the...

Dina Boluarte Peru’s First Female President

Dina Boluarte became Peru's first female president after her former boss and predecessor, Pedro Castillo, was ousted and then...

Ambassador Christopher Hill: Open Balkans A Necessary Process

Open Balkans initiative is a necessary process that is in no any way competition to the Berlin Process, said...

Ambassador Of Japan Presented Awards For Contribution To The Promotion Of Japanese Culture

In the Residence of the Ambassador of Japan, H.E.  Katsumata Takahiko, the ambassador presented five new "Recognitions of the...

USAID And Youth With Disabilities Forum Launched Project To Empower Persons With Disabilities

the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Youth with Disabilities Forum launched a four-year, $2 million...
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