Covid: How Serbia soared ahead in vaccination campaign

Serbia's US-educated prime minister was the first European leader to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. The country's Russophile internal affairs minister rolled up his sleeve for an armful of Sputnik V. And the health minister happily posed for his injection with Sinopharm's coronavirus shot.

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On the Occasion of Vaccination of Jelena Milic with Sputnik V Vaccine

Dear citizens of Serbia, 

Today I received the first dose of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac). I extend my sincere congratulations to all the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia (RS) on the well-organized vaccination process, the e-Government portal for their efficient scheduling of vaccination appointments and registration for revaccination calls, and the kind medical workers and teams that perform other important tasks in this process. It is now, during the organization of the vaccination, that we have the opportunity to see how important and successfully implemented is our country’s strategic decision to start the digitalization process a few years ago was.

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Liberalism and Its Discontents

Author: Francis Fukuyama

The challenges from the left and the right.

Today, there is a broad consensus that democracy is under attack or in retreat in many parts of the world. It is being contested not just by authoritarian states like China and Russia, but by populists who have been elected in many democracies that seemed secure.

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