The History of the Zoran Djindjic Foundation

The Zoran Djindjic Foundation was established on the 15th December 2003, after the assassination of Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic.

The founding document was signed by the wife of the late Prime Minister, Ruzica Djindjic, Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic as well as ministers in Zoran Djindjic's government: the Minister for the Economy and Privatisation Aleksandar Vlahovic, Minister for Foreign Economic Relations Goran Pitic, Finance Minister Bozidar Djelic, Minister for Labour and Welfare Gordana Matkovic and the Minister for Tourism, Trade and Services Slobodan Milosavljevic.

"The intention of the founders is to preserve a lasting memory of Zoran Djindjic and to continue to promote his aims: for Serbia to become a modern state, a Balkan leader, but also an important factor in European events", members of the press were told at a conference in the Serbian government building on December 15th 2003. The founding document lay down the basic goals of the Foundaton: the encouragement and development of scientific and research activities in fields which contribute to the progress of democratic relations and political culture in society, the organising of humanitarian and other activities connected with the promotion of democracy, democratic relations and political culture in society, as well as the encouragement of the exchange of scientific and research data with international institutions.

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