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President of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Serbia, CCIS

Marko Čadež: We Must Be Proactive

The Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Serbia has proposed to the government an entire set of measures that would provide our companies with...

Archbishop Luciano Suriani, Apostolic Nuncio In Serbia

Archbishop Luciano Suriani: History Calls Us To Overcome Divisions

If, on the one hand, we all remember the historic meeting of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow with Pope Francis in February 2016 in Cuba,...

H.E. Fedor Rosocha, Ambassador of Slovakia to Serbia

Ambassador Fedor Rosocha: Recognising Kosovo’s Independence Is No Condition For Serbia

Within Chapter 35 there are particular criteria that have to be fulfilled regarding the normalisation process with Priština, but recognition per se is not...

Vladimir Novaković, President Of The NALED Managing Board

Continuing Cooperation With The Government

The common denominator of the top three reforms that NALED will advocate for has crystallised more than ever during the Covid-19 crisis. Those are...

Sebastian Sosa, IMF Resident Representative in Serbia

Sound Fiscal Policy Remains A Priority

If the global crisis deepens, it will further impact Serbia through weaker external demand, the continued disruption of supply chains and tighter financing conditions....

H.E. Philippe Guex, Ambassador of Switzerland to Serbia

Philippe Guex: Challenging And Fascinating Time In Serbia

There are still many reforms to be carried out to strengthen democratic institutions and processes. The recent elections have given a good example. No...

Majo Mićović, President Of The Swiss-serbian Chamber Of Commerce

Cyber Security Has Become A Business Necessity

The new government should do well to ease the level of tax liabilities, including reducing contributions to employees' salaries, and encourage banks to address...

Ana Grujović, Execuive Director of SSCC

SSCC Has Adapted To The Challenges

So far, our webinars have been implemented in cooperation with member companies, but as of September 2020, we will provide new insights about the...

H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador and Head Of The Delegation Of The EU To Serbia

Constructive Dialogue Needed

The current polarization is not healthy, particularly in a delicate phase when the fight against COVID-19 requires unity. This is the reason why the...

H.E. Hidajet Biščević, Croatian Ambasador To Serbia

No Benefit From Recycling Stereotypes

I'm not naive, of course – I know that it's easier to collect points and votes on the din of intolerance. But, again: for...

Dejan Šoškić, Economist

We Require Prudence & Ethics

The decline in GDP this year will not cause the country to lose its ability to regularly service its obligations, but next year it...

Igor Barjaktarević, MD, PhD, Specialist in pulmonology and intensive care medicine at the UCLA

Who Wins In A Pandemic?

What's common to all social communities that have to date shown success in controlling the epidemic is that decisions on protective measures were made...

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 the several Member States have not recognised the independence of...

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...

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