CorD 181

November 2019, Issue No. 181

Gojko Bozovic, Arhipelag Publishing

Gojko Božović, osnivač i glavni urednik Izdavačke kuće Arhipelag

Nije sve loše, dobre su knjige

Kada sam osnovao Arhipelag, u proleće 2007. godine, želeo sam da sa autorima i saradnicima, partnerima i prijateljima oblikujem prostor u kome će čitaoci imati mogućnost izbora
Herman Van Rompuy, European Council

Herman Van Rompuy, President Emeritus European Council, Minister of State, President of the European Policy Centre

The Region Should Not Despair

The latest (European Council) decision on North Macedonia and Albania reflects some concerns about the readiness of the EU itself to welcome new members...
Bojan Vranić Berlin Wall


The Echo of the Berlin Wall

With the end of the third decade since the fall of the Berlin Wall, it is safe to make two claims: Firstly, enough time...
Eduardo Botelho Barbosa Ambassador of Brazil to Serbia

H.E. Eduardo Botelho Barbosa, Ambassador of Brazil to Serbia

80 Years Of “Unfaltering Friendship”

Brasilia and Belgrade defend values and principles that contribute to a safer, more peaceful world, such as the defence of multilateralism and promotion of the rule of law in international relations ~ Eduardo Botelho Barbosa
focus cord 181 november 2019


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 on the list of the top priorities of the new European Commission. Yet that doesn’t mean that the focus will shift away from expectations regarding the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue, an improved electoral system and media freedom in Serbia
Violeta Bulc

Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport

Moving to the Fast Track

The Community Treaty will open up the region for business opportunities, while also opening travel perspectives for citizens of the Western Balkans and the...
Carlo Lo Cascio Week of Italian Cuisine

H.E. Carlo Lo Cascio, Italian Ambassador to Serbia

Week of Italian Cuisine in The World

Food Education
Andrew Derry, Director, International School of Belgrade

Andrew Derry, Director, International School of Belgrade

Learning is an Active Process

The International School of Belgrade (ISB), the leading light of international education in Belgrade for more then 70 years, has a new Director – Andrew Derry. Andrew, who has worked in international education for 28 years and in school leadership for 22 years, has many plans and is very ambitious for ISB
Danka Selić, Belgrade Fair CE

Danka Selić, Belgrade Fair CEO

We’re Designing a Flawless Fair

The International Fair of Furniture, Equipment and Interior Decoration has again this year, for the 57th time, brought together the most relevant domestic, European and world exhibitors, which make this the most prestigious event of its kind in Southeast Europe. Also contributing to this greatly has been a new conceptual approach
Marko Vojinović, Owner and Director of Inpridi

Marko Vojinović, Owner and Director of Inpridi d.o.o. (Ltd.)

Inpridi Promotes New Technologies in Serbia

Inpridi has already benefited from the ability of Canusa-CPS to effectively mobilise material and highly-skilled training services in the support of complex projects initiated within Serbia
Katarina Jovanović Bućan, Ingram Micro

Katarina Jovanović Bućan, HR Manager for the SEE Region at Ingram Micro

Our Employees Define Us

Ingram Micro Belgrade is part of a global IT company and this year we are celebrating 40 years of success in technology and supply chain services. During this time, the company has grown into a global leader, operating in 160 countries and with more than 35,000 employees
Miodrag Šćepanović, Cirkonija Centar

Assoc. Prof. Miodrag Šćepanović, DDS, PhD, A1 Dental Studio

A1 Dental Studio – Dentistry For The New Age!

Modern dental practices are not possible without digital technologies and advanced materials
Duško Belović, IPG Investment

Duško Belović, Owner, IPG Investment

Investors Trust Us

IPG Investment, which deals with the design, implementation and supervision of the most complex construction works, began operations with smaller projects in Serbia and Montenegro, while it today operates successfully on three continents. The company works for both the private sector and for government bodies, but also for the governments of other countries
Ognjen Farkas, Phosphea Danube

Ognjen Farkas, General Manager, Phosphea Danube

We Export 90% of Our Production

Phosphea is a member of France’s Roullier Group, which is one of the world’s leading agribusiness conglomerates. Phosphea acquired its position as one of the largest feed phosphate producer in the world by purchasing a monocalcium phosphate production plant in Prahovo
Đorđe Popović, Predsednik FIC Odbora za infrastrukturu i industrijalizaciju (Telenor d.o.o.)

Đorđe Popović, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at Telenor Serbia

Pioneering the First 5G Test Environment

Telenor Serbia covers a 100 % of the country's population with its 4G network, while more than 300 cities are covered with 4G+ technology.
Pierre Omidyar

Pierre Omidyar

Inspiration is Paramount

Iranian-American economist Pierre Omidyar is best known as the founder and chairman of eBay, the online auction website. Omidyar graduated from Tufts University in 1988 with a degree in computer science and worked for both Macintosh and Apple before founding eBay. By the end of 1998, the company boasted 2.1 million members and generated revenue of $750 million
Gojko Bozovic, Arhipelag Publishing

Gojko Božović, Founder and Chief Editor of Arhipelag Publishing

Not Everything’s Bad – Books Are Good

When I founded Arhipelag in the spring of 2007, I wanted to work with authors and contributors, partners and friends, to form a space in which readers would have the possibility to choose
Polish Contemporary Art Pawel Althamer The Neighbors

Polish Contemporary Art

Between the Media & the Body

Contemporary Art in Poland has always provoked huge controversy and extreme reactions. Often misunderstood and used by right-wing politicians to favour their radically conservative views, it has electrified not only the art world, but also the general public – to such extent that damage to works or their removal were common, as were exhibition closures and protests in front of artistic institutions. Politicians, clerics, artists and critics – the whole country has been involved in the national discussion. There is always something much more important hidden behind accusations of profanity and that the artist is simply seeking notoriety. The works described in this article weren’t created to be scandalous, but rather to draw attention to significant issues and problems that are still present within Polish society