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Radoš Gazdić, Director of the Development Agency of Serbia

Vitality In Confronting Challenges

The experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic could prompt major companies to opt for geographically closer suppliers and logistically simpler processes in the future. This...

Alexander Schallenberg, Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Serbia Is A Frontrunner In The EU Accession Process

What happens in the Western Balkans directly influences Austria. This is why we have such a clear interest in the stability and economic prosperity...

H.E. Anthony Godfrey, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia

Why Not?

From my perspective, it’s entirely realistic to think that building stronger economic cooperation between Serbia and Kosovo is an achievable goal that will quickly...

Violeta Jovanović, NALED Executive Director

Pandemic Brings Digitalisation To The Fore

In the first wave of the crisis, it is certain that the measures of the Government of Serbia were crucial in preventing the collapse...

Stephen Ndegwa, World Bank Country Manager for Serbia

Ready For A Fresh Restart

Serbia’s robust response to the health pandemic has shown good results and enabled it to be among the first economies in Europe to re-open....

H.E. Jean-Louis Falconi, Ambassador of France to Serbia

There Are No Quick Fixes, Dialogue Is Neccessary

The EU is not in a position to demand that Serbia recognises Kosovo, since several Member States have not recognised the independence of Kosovo....

Dragoljub Damljanović, President of the CCFS

We Must Help Each Other Exit The Crisis

The prospects of the economy in Serbia will depend greatly on the recovery of the economy in the EU, and there's not much we...

Sanja Ivanić, CCIFS CEO

It Is Important Our Members Know We’re Always Here For Them

With good internal organisation, we've succeeded in being available to members at all times, and that will be the same in the future Even prior...

Manuel Bouard, Director of the French Institute in Serbia

The Serbian Youth Is Our Priority

“The health crisis compels us to consider new models of cooperation. We are working on the development of digital programmes that will complement existing...

Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement

Boycott Is Not An Option

As we now seem to slowly emerge out of this crisis, it is more important than ever that all citizens and political actors have...

H.E. Andrea Orizio, Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia

Monitoring Elections In A Time Of Covid-19

In the build-up to the elections to be held on 21st June, the OSCE's Head of Mission in Serbia, Ambassador Andrea Orizio, stresses that...

Branislav Nedimović, Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management

Agriculture Has Strategic Importance

Extraordinary circumstances showed the necessity of independent food production Serbia succeeded, in just 24 hours, to ensure the full production of products that were lacking...

Dejan Vladić, Slovenian Embassy To Serbia

Cautiously Optimistic

People in both Slovenia and Serbia are very motivated and eager to resume their work from where they left it at the end of...

Goran Trivan, Serbian Minister of Environmental Protection

We Talk Loudly About All Environmental Issues

We are determined in our intentions to systematically and consistently resolve environmental issues and participate actively in all regional and global activities that contribute...

H.E. Jan Lundin, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to Serbia

This is How We Cook the Change!

Within our UNDP project Climate Smart Bio-waste Challenge, we Ideas To Waste want to pave the way for a larger and climate smart waste...

Francine Pickup, UNDP Resident Representative to Serbia

No Good Ideas to Waste

The proper recycling of bio-waste could create new products and jobs in Serbia. Local governments, public utility companies, business, civil society and research institutions...

His Eminence Bishop Ignjatije of Požarevac-Braničevo and Smederevo

From Individual Beings to Beings of Community

We must realise that we cannot exist alone and that others, no matter how different they may be in many life situations, are the...

H.E. Tarzan Milošević, Ambassador of Montenegro to Serbia

The Level of Bilateral Cooperation Must Be Raised

I want to believe that the misunderstanding over respirators is the last between our countries during this difficult time. I would like to emphasise...

H.E. Anders Christian Hougård, Ambassador of Denmark to Serbia

Pragmatic Approach Leads to Prosperity

Offer equal opportunities to people, with a pragmatic rather than an ideological approach, and this will lead to a strong economy. This is the...

H.E. Kimmo Lähdevirta, Ambassador of Finland to Serbia

Supporting Nordic Values In the Balkans

The Western Balkan countries are small in terms of the size of their populations, as are the Nordic countries, and playing together makes all...

H.E. Jørn Eugen Gjelstad, Ambassador of Norway to Serbia

We Treasure Trust Between Citizens and Institutions

Independent institutions, inclusive parliamentary procedures, media freedom and anti-corruption are indeed the keys to any political ambition regarding societal development. We are happy to...

H.E. Jan Lundin, Ambassador of Sweden

Cooperation Is Inspirational and Rewarding

Sweden supports a number of initiatives in the area of reform of the judiciary and the fight against corruption, which is important for the...

Ksenija Purković, President of the Nordic Business Alliance

Dialogue is Crucial In Hard Times

We believe that good policies come as a result of permanent dialogue and trust between the public and private sectors. That is especially so...

Zorana Mihajlović, Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure

Construction Will Continue Driving Serbia’s Development After the Pandemic

The completion of major infrastructure projects and the launch of new ones, as well as the creation of a favourable legal framework governing construction,...

Prof. Victor A. Matveev, Dubna, Russia (JINR)

The Universe Sees No Borders

Research on the deep structure of nuclear matter, the properties of fundamental interactions in the micro world, the origin of the Universe and the...

H.E. Tanju Bilgiç, Ambassador of Turkey to Serbia

We Must Share the Burden

Thanks to the measures taken by Turkey, EU countries have not been talking about that “existential” problem any more. But they forgot about the...

Mladen Šarčević, Serbian Minister of Education

Transferring Knowledge Is the Most Responsible Job

More than 600 experts have been working for 10 months already on a new strategy for education and science until 2030. Although it is...

Tanja Fajon, Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to Serbia

More Can Be Done Prior To Elections

I cannot emphasise enough the responsibility of all politicians in Serbia to avoid inflammatory language and to counter hate speech, aggravating social divisions and...

H.E. Attila Pintér, Ambassador of Hungary to Serbia

Hungary’s Position on Migration Hasn’t Changed

Hungary – as a member of the Schengen zone – is in a special position, given that it is on the external border of...

Goran Pekez, President of JBAS and Corporate Affairs & Communication Director at JTI Western Balkans

Pioneers Ready to Share Experiences

Now that high-scale investments in production centres - such as those of Panasonic, Japan Tobacco, Yazaki and recently Toyo - are coming to Serbia,...

Danijela Čabarkapa, Executive Director of the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia (JBAS)

Steady Growth

In a short period of time, the Japanese Business Alliance in Serbia made a huge difference in the way member companies, as well as...

Jiro Takeichi, Chief Representative of the JICA Balkan Office

Japanese Knowhow for Serbian Businesses

On the basis of the “Western Balkan Initiative” that was proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2018, JICA has been engaged in...

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