CorD 160

February 2018 Issue

Dusan Vujovic

Dušan Vujović, Serbian Finance Minister

Strong Consensus On Further Reforms Needed

It is today abundantly clear that fiscal consolidation produced tangible economic results. They can only be sustained through structural reforms, the success of which depends on renewed political and social consensus among key stakeholders, as well as our ability to put aside short-term, partybased and vested interests and enable the improvement of general welfare
Junichi Maruyama Ambassador Of Japan To The Republic Of Serbia

H.E. Junichi Maruyama, Ambassador Of Japan To The Republic Of Serbia

New View Of Serbia

It is important that the country name of Serbia will be much more highly penetrated into the Japanese society due to the Prime minister’s visit. Back in Japan, there must have been a lot of news reporting about the visit. So, ordinary Japanese people will hear more on Serbia; that it is a peaceful country now, that the warfare is over and that they could now consider traveling or investing in Serbia now. That might bring a good opportunity – H. E. Junichi Maruyama

H.E. Alberto Di Luca, Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta

Time To Strengthen Friendship With Serbia

Today in Serbia there are only two Knights who are members of the Order: the Catholic Archbishop of Belgrade, H.E. Mons. Stanislav Hočevar, and Prince Alexander II Karađorđević. Establishing an Association of Knights of the Order requires at least 10 of them. There is an idea to set up an Order of Malta Friendship Group, to welcome potential future Knights and young volunteers who are ready to collaborate on humanitarian activities
Rade Šerberdzija People Who Hate Are Unhappy

Rade Šerbedžija, Actor, Poet, Writer

People Who Hate Are Unhappy

This great Yugoslav actor, who has enjoyed a glittering international film career, talks about how – as a Serb from Croatia - he left a country at war in the 1990s, which is why hatred is a foreign word to him, and he teaches his students in Rijeka about that today. He has been a guest in the home of famous Croatian writer Miroslav Krleža, and long ago he drove today's Croatian Prime Minister to basketball training with his own sone when they were kids. He has shot films with global stars, but for him the only remaining Hollywood great is Warren Beatty
Gillian Tans Project Syndicate

Gillian Tans, Project Syndicate

Closing The Tech Sector’s Gender Gap

According to the World Economic Forum’s most recent Global Gender Gap Report, progress toward gender equality eroded last year. For the first time since 2006, when the annual employment study was launched, the percentage of women working in most industries shifted “into reverse.” The slide was particularly acute for women in software and technology development
CES 2018

CES 2018

The Best Of CES

Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the world's gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace
Violeta Jovanović, Executive Director, NALED

Violeta Jovanović, Executive Director, NALED

Public-Private Dialogue Key

For the past fifteen years, I have had the privilege of being engaged in growing civil society in the region and understanding how active and caring citizens gathered together in associations drive the development of their communities and countries
Bane Spasović, Mayor Of Požarevac

Bane Spasović, Mayor Of Požarevac

People Are Our Strongest Trump Card

I expect Požarevac to improve agriculture substantially, to raise the level of foreign direct investment and support local business
Sabine Kroissenbrunner Austrian-Serbian Network Established

Sabine Kroissenbrunner, Minister Plenipotentiary and Chargé d'Affaires, Embassy of Austria

Austrian-Serbian Network Established

The Austrian-Serbian network of students and graduates was officially established on 21 December 2017 in the premises of the Embassy of Austria in Belgrade, with more than 100 members of the Network present. We were especially delighted to see the members coming to Belgrade from all parts of Serbia to mark the network‘s establishment - two ladies came all the way from Novi Pazar