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How to interpret the latest European Commission report on Serbia?

Stuck & Stubborn

It is almost certain that Serbia won’t open a single EU accession negotiation chapter this year. And this year will be, according to this...

Has something of critical importance just happened in the Western Balkans?

Deceptive Sun

The Montenegrin elections and the latest relaunch of the Serbian-Kosovo Dialogue fill newspaper columns, but give little indication as to whether we’ve taken two...

What should the new government’s priorities be?

Demanding Times

More than ever before, COVID-19 brutally laid bare the results of short-sighted austerity policies in health, education and social policy. All of that should...

Summer Like No Other

Which Virus Are We Fighting?

In the lives of many people, this will be the summer in which there was no sea, no holiday, no socialising with friends, and...

What The Elections Brought Us?

Lonesome Victory

The fact that the Serbian National Assembly, the country's parliament, is almost a one-party institution, and that such situations are also reflected at the...

Will Serbia feel the ramifications of the rupturing of global...

When Germany And China Sneeze…

The automotive sector in Serbia could become a litmus test for assessing whether the country will continue to be included in European production chains,...

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Winner Certain, Consequences Uncertain

Although it already appeared certain that the ruling party would secure a convincing victory in the upcoming parliamentary and local elections even before the...

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The Liquidity of the Economy and Citizens is Key to a Rapid Post-crisis Recovery

Many economic experts are already predicting that the pandemic caused by the Corona virus will be a bigger challenge for the world economy than...

In Which Directions Should Announced Negotiations Between Belgrade and Pristina Unfold?

It Takes Four to Tango

After being on a dead-end road for a long time, the deadlock between Belgrade and Pristina was suddenly broken in 2020 with the appointment...

Brain Drain Vs. Brain Circulation

Million Dollar Question

Do people just leave Serbia or do they also return? What policies are available to the government in order to make migration a win-win...

Ivanka Popović, University of Belgrade

Intelligent Evolution

We will remember the year behind us for the creation of very significant new international academic partnerships, for the setting of standards in cases...

Revolution or Routine: What is your opinion on the waning 2019 and the coming 2020?

How to Recognise, Curb and Turn Around Bad Infinity?

During the times in which we live, it is sometimes difficult to read whether we’ve just witnessed something that will later prove to be...

Christoph Leitl, President of Eurochambres

Integration Should Contribute to Harmonisation With the EU

Regional Integration Would Be a Win-win Idea. Yet, for Successful Implementation, The Overall Framework Has to Be European, As This Is the Natural Choice...

What are the pros and cons of the Western Balkans regional economic zone?

Gains Depend on How We Count Them

There’s no doubt that forming a regional market might unshackle intraregional trade and make the Western Balkans a more attractive investment destination. However, there...

How the new composition of the European Commission impacts Serbia’s EU accession process?

Are We On The Back Seat Again?

In times when the European Union and its citizens are grappling with global and internal challenges, there is no place for the enlargement process...

Election year 2020 and reforms – Are we already feeling the impact?

Looming Challenges Require Bolder Political Responses

Although Serbia has for years been living in a state of permanent election campaigning, current developments are adding new steam to political dynamics, thus...

Entertainment or Rebellion - Where is the place of culture in Serbian society?

This Isn’t Time For You To Sleep

Seven respondents to our survey offer seven answers to the question of what we will do with culture and with ourselves. None of them...

Banking Sector

In Which Direction is the Banking Sector Headed in Serbia?

The announced privatisation of Komercijalna Banka has again prompted the question of banking sector consolidation to emerge among experts and the general public. Contrary...

Does conventional agriculture (still) represent our chance on the world market?

Serbia Can Utilise It’s Potentials More Intelligently

If the export of conventional agriculture products implies wheat and corn, then we have long since learned the lesson that their production contributes little...

The EU Parliament election impact on the Western Balkans and Serbia in particular

The Die is Cast, But the Answer is a Haze

No one is at ease with the outcome of May’s European Parliament elections. It seems obvious that existing political structures are to be dissolved...

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Do We Need a New Law to Determine the Origins of Assets?

In a society where there is a belief that there are “selected taxpayers” with whom there is a discrepancy between reported revenues and acquired...

Health Insurance

Do We Have the Right Medicines?

Every time we hear that patients in the region have access to much more advanced medicines than us in Serbia, despite paying the same...

SERBIA & THE EU

Where Do We Stand In The EU Accession Process?

There is no doubt that Brexit, European Parliament elections, discussion of the Multi-annual Financial Framework 2021-2027 and the EU’s internal future are placing discussions...

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Intellectual Emigration: Brain Drain

As part of the strategy for Serbia’s development and the country’s chance on the international scene, the number one priority and potential that is...

I&F McCann Grupa

The Science Creative Behind Ideas

Along with the digital transformation of its businesses, the I&F Grupa has transformed itself in order to offer clients its own vast analytical and...

Focus: START-UPS

When Can We Expect the First Serbian Unicorn?

This autumn saw American software cloud company Nutanix acquire Serbian- American start-up Frame for 165 million dollars, representing the most expensive acquisition of a...

Focus: HEALTHCARE

Money For Nothing?

The number of Serbian citizens who rate their personal health as being bad or very bad is twice the average of EU member states....

Focus: SERBIA’S INDUSTRIAL POLICY

Focus: Let the Right One In

Business, as usual, is not an option for Serbia and the Western Balkans, which is why the new industrial policy should be sector-specific and...

Relaxing the Tax Burden on Enterprises: For Whom And How, If At All?

Big Questions for Small Percentage Points

The Ministry of Finance’s announcement that it could consider lowering the tax burden on businesses could have multiple effects on the economy and on...

What Compels German Companies To Reinvest In Serbia And The Region?

Complex Effort Worth Trying

There are all sorts of barriers preventing foreign investors from enjoying economies of scale while investing in the Western Balkans, though the region does...

Focus

Challenges And Opportunities

Accelerated reforms, particularly those in the area of improving the business climate, ensure that the opinions of business associations are more important than ever....

Ana Tozzi, Foreign Investors Council (FIC) Executive Director

Digitisation Supports Key Reform

One topic clearly stood out as the unifying factor mentioned at all KBF panels as a game changer – digitisation. One could find numerous...

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SSCC promotes the Serbian ICT market to Swiss companies

SSCC promotes the Serbian ICT market to Swiss companies in cooperation with Switzerland Global Enterprise. Switzerland Global Enterprise S-GE...

Government Of Serbia Adopts 2021 Budget Bill

At today's session, the government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Bill on the Budget of the Republic...

EU Donates Ambulances, Mobile Respirators And Protective Equipment

Twelve new ambulances with modern equipment, decontamination vehicles and protective equipment will be available to the health system in...

Government Passes New Anti-coronavirus Measures

The Serbian government adopted new measures to suppress the epidemic caused by the COVID-19 infectious disease, whose implementation will...

Foreign Investors Council Presented The White Book 2020

The Foreign Investors Council presented the White Book 2020 to the highest Government officials and marked its 18th anniversery....