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CorD Magazine no. 237, July 2024

CorD Magazine no. 237, July 2024

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Comment by Zoran Panović

From Lavrov to Macron

Despite the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) having signed a Cooperation Agreement with Putin’s United Russia, and despite SNS President and Serbian PM Miloš Vučević...

Exclusive Interviews

Etienne Thobois, Paris 2024 CEO

Organising the Olympics is Truly a Team Sport

Paris 2024 aims to make the Games accessible and sustainable, and to reduce the carbon footprint of previous Olympics by half. The legacy project...

H.E. Pierre Cochard, French Ambassador to Serbia

Fraternity Through Sport

As part of the Olympic tradition, France, as the host country of this year’s Summer Games, presented a resolution on the observation of the...

Janos Babity, Head of the Council of Europe Office in Belgrade

75 Years of Promoting Human Rights

Recent reports from Council of Europe bodies confirm a mixed picture when it comes to the state of human rights in Europe. While many...

Focus

What should the new Serbian government prioritise?

Human Capital is the Weak Link of Our Development

If we had to encapsulate the answers provided by our interlocutors in a single short message to the Government of Serbia, it would read...

Opinion

Goran Radosavljević, Ph.D. Vice Dean and Director of the FEFA Institute

We Need to Quadruple Our Growth Rate

Reducing corruption, reforming the energy sector and fundamentally changing the secondary education system are the keys to faster economic growth It was two months ago...

Luka Baturan, University of Novi Sad Faculty of Law

Arbitrary Tax Breaks Degrade the System

The biggest job that Serbia has to do – and it pertains to tax regulations – is to radically reform personal income tax and...

Nebojša Bjelotomić, Director of the Digital Serbia Initiative

Instead of Walls and Machines, We’re Investing in People and Their Knowhow

For countries with a falling population, it is recommended that all remaining workers “climb” the ladder of industrial worth. However, this means dealing far...

By James K. Galbraith

Industrial Policy Is a Nostalgic Pipe Dream

To address the public’s anger after four decades of neoliberalism, progressive and center-left economists are calling for innovation to create wealth “for the many”...

Business Dialogue

Peter Novak, Managing Director at Kolektor Etra

Transformers for the Most Demanding Consumers

Ljubljana-based Kolektor Etra has a tradition of producing power transformers that dates back over 90 years. It is present with its products in more...

Danijela Bojović, Project and Real Estate Manager, Napred

Napred: Synonymous with Progress

Over the past 75 years, Belgrade-based company Napred has established a formidable presence in 10 countries across three continents. This company has consistently emerged...

Djordje Djokic, Senior Partner, Djokic + Partners

Building a Brand Through Quality

Djokic + Partners is considered one of the top law firms in the banking and financial sectors due to its profound understanding of business...

Wolt

Wolt is Transforming the Delivery Industry

Speed, sustainability and growth are supported by technological innovations This headline recently emerged from a Bloomberg interview with Matko Katanec, Wolt Regional Director for CEE...

Entrepreneur

François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering

Luxury and Sustainability Revolution

François-Henri Pinault, the dynamic CEO of Kering, has transformed the luxury goods industry through innovative leadership and a commitment to sustainability François-Henri Pinault, born in...

Profile

Tadija Miletić, Theatre director, playwright and motivational speaker

The Perpetual Quest for Purpose

”The greatest wisdom in life is to find your true incentive,” said one great man whose works I love to read. My journey has...

Art

Mrdjan Bajić, sculptor

Sculpting the Serbian Identity

Mrdjan Bajić stands as a pivotal figure in contemporary sculpture, weaving themes of identity, history, and transformation into his abstract and thought-provoking works Srdjan Bajić...

My life

Namik Kabil, writer and film director

Relapses Towards the Tragic War Still Plague Us

His five novels have resulted in him being among the region’s most popular writers. His first screenplay for the feature film Kod amidže Idriza...

Fashion

Fashion

Stylish Holiday Outfit Ideas

Summer holidays offer exciting experiences such as as sunshine, cultural sites, and delicious food. For fashion enthusiasts, it’s a chance to ditch muted staples...

Serbian Women’s Volleyball Team Awarded Diplomatic Passports

Members of the Serbian women's volleyball team were awarded diplomatic passports as goodwill ambassadors, announced the Serbian government.  Addressing the...

EU Council Lifts Visa Restrictions for Serbian Passport Holders from Kosovo*

The Council of the European Union has adopted a regulation ensuring that the entire Western Balkans region is subject...

Fiat Grande Panda Production Kicks Off in Kragujevac

In a landmark event for Serbia's automotive industry, Stellantis has commenced trial production of the electric Fiat Grande Panda...

EU and Serbia Sign Memorandum on Strategic Partnership for Sustainable Raw Materials

In a significant step towards enhancing cooperation in sustainable raw materials, battery production, and electric vehicles, the European Union...

Biden Ends Re-Election Bid, Backs Harris as Democratic Nominee

President Joe Biden has ended his re-election campaign, endorsing Vice President Kamala Harris to succeed him, after many Democrats...