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Milan Marković, General Manager, Smurfit Kappa Belgrade

Returning Treated Water to the Danube

Here Milan Marković, General Manager of Smurfit Kappa Belgrade, shares his insights about the company’s legacy and innovative strides in environmental protection Founded in 1921...

Bogdan Gavrilović, Managing Director, WTO Serbia

Transport and Logistics Without Borders

World Transport Overseas is one of the fastest-growing logistics companies in Eastern Europe, with branches in Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia,...

Vesna Jovanović, Director, EurologSystem

Connecting Italy and Serbia by Rail

EurologSystem, which is set to commemorate two decades of successful operations in 2025, transports an average of 500,000 tons of goods annually, primarily agricultural...

Branko Milikić, Business Development Director at Halcom Serbia

Innovations in Digital Banking

Halcom is a leader in the domain of digital banking and banking solutions. This company has spent 30 years enabling the safe and efficient...

Dragana Ašić Ratkovac, Business Manager Consulting & Tax Advisor at Unija Consulting d.o.o. Beograd

Our View of the Tax World and What’s Important

The success of companies in today’s world depends, among other things, on the ability to adapt to constant amendments to tax laws. My experience...

H.E. Kimmo Lähdevirta, Ambassador Of Finland

Resilience Prompts Optimism

Reason for optimism today, in these fast-changing and challenging times, is provided by the resilience that the world has demonstrated, and our countries as part of it. Resilience means we have the capacity to withstand adversity and bounce back; it is the ability to be happy and successful again after difficult times ~ Kimmo Lähdevirta

The world has been facing difficult times since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020. All of us had to unite forces to fight the pandemic. We have not won this battle yet, but we are getting there. Some 10 months ago, the Russian invasion of Ukraine started. Russia has caused enormous damage and human suffering. The war has also led to a new global political, security and energy crisis. As Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has said, for example, Finland will support Ukraine for as long as is needed and will participate in its reconstruction. Finland’s decision to apply for NATO membership was a response to the new circumstances. We have had to take steps towards strengthening our defence and regional security. At the same time, we need to think and work towards a green and sustainable future. We cannot leave these issues for some better times. Nordic countries have together decided on a vision to become the most sustainable and integrated region in the world by 2030. Green transition and sustainable growth are both a must and an opportunity. Going green is the only way to keep our planet liveable for future generations, without compromising on a high quality of life.

The Nordic countries have ambitious national targets to switch to sustainable energy and are pioneers of green energy solutions. We work towards the same goals across the globe, and also partner with Serbia. Russian aggression against Ukraine has urged us to work much harder towards these goals. Tough times always generate solutions that shape our future in new ways. In my opinion, reason for optimism today, in these fast-changing and challenging times, is provided by the resilience that the world has demonstrated, and our countries as part of it. Resilience means that we have the capacity to withstand adversity and bounce back; it is the ability to be happy and successful again after difficult times. Belonging to the Finnish nation, which is the happiest nation according to the UN Happiness Index for consecutive years, I hope I am competent enough to claim that resilience is both our reality and reason for optimism.

King Frederick X Inaugurates First Section of Undersea Tunnel Connecting Denmark and Germany

King Frederick X of Denmark has inaugurated the first segment of the ambitious 18-kilometre Fehmarn Belt tunnel beneath the Baltic Sea, which will eventually...

EU Ambassadors Reach Agreement to Open Accession Talks with Ukraine and Moldova

EU ambassadors have reached a preliminary agreement to open accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova, according to an announcement from Brussels. Belgium, currently holding the...

Over 150 Companies Attend French-Western Balkans Forum in Belgrade

Yesterday in Belgrade, the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the French Embassy and French Trade Advisors, launched the two-day 'FRANCE - WESTERN...

EU and Serbia Strengthen Bonds Through Cultural Heritage Initiatives

The European Union is intensifying its cultural engagement in Serbia, as highlighted at a panel discussion in Užice, part of the "Europe is Our...

Mickoski Proposes New Government for North Macedonia

Hristijan Mickoski, leader of VMRO-DPMNE and the designated Prime Minister of North Macedonia, has formally submitted his proposed cabinet...

King Frederick X Inaugurates First Section of Undersea Tunnel Connecting Denmark and Germany

King Frederick X of Denmark has inaugurated the first segment of the ambitious 18-kilometre Fehmarn Belt tunnel beneath the...

Belgrade Hotel Union Sold for €6.2 Million

Hotel Union, a historic landmark in Belgrade, has been sold for 727 million dinars (€6.2 million) at a public...

French Firms Suez and Vinci to Oversee Wastewater Treatment in Belgrade

The Serbian government has enlisted French companies Suez International SAS and Vinci Construction Grands Projets for the design, construction,...

Dušan Živković Named New CEO of Elektroprivreda Srbije

Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) has announced the appointment of Dušan Živković as its new Chief Executive Officer, following a decision...

Mickoski Proposes New Government for North Macedonia

Hristijan Mickoski, leader of VMRO-DPMNE and the designated Prime Minister of North Macedonia, has formally submitted his proposed cabinet...

King Frederick X Inaugurates First Section of Undersea Tunnel Connecting Denmark and Germany

King Frederick X of Denmark has inaugurated the first segment of the ambitious 18-kilometre Fehmarn Belt tunnel beneath the...

Belgrade Hotel Union Sold for €6.2 Million

Hotel Union, a historic landmark in Belgrade, has been sold for 727 million dinars (€6.2 million) at a public...

Public-Private Partnerships Key to Serbia’s Green Future

Five years ago, dark, polluted water with a foul smell trickled down from the Vinča landfill, sending toxic pollutants...

German Voters Dominate, Malta Least Represented in Upcoming European Parliament Elections

As the 2024 European Parliament elections draw near, set to take place from 6 to 9 June, Eurostat has...

Mickoski Proposes New Government for North Macedonia

Hristijan Mickoski, leader of VMRO-DPMNE and the designated Prime Minister of North Macedonia, has formally submitted his proposed cabinet...

King Frederick X Inaugurates First Section of Undersea Tunnel Connecting Denmark and Germany

King Frederick X of Denmark has inaugurated the first segment of the ambitious 18-kilometre Fehmarn Belt tunnel beneath the...

Belgrade Hotel Union Sold for €6.2 Million

Hotel Union, a historic landmark in Belgrade, has been sold for 727 million dinars (€6.2 million) at a public...

Public-Private Partnerships Key to Serbia’s Green Future

Five years ago, dark, polluted water with a foul smell trickled down from the Vinča landfill, sending toxic pollutants...

German Voters Dominate, Malta Least Represented in Upcoming European Parliament Elections

As the 2024 European Parliament elections draw near, set to take place from 6 to 9 June, Eurostat has...
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