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Vladimir Beba Popovic, former chief of information in the government of Serbia's late prime minister, Zoran Djindjic, has set up a think tank in Montenegro.
The new non-governmental organization, the Institute for Public Policy, has registered with the Interior Ministry, the daily newspaper Vijesti reported on Wednesday. Its main activities are expected to be in the field of research.
Popovic, a former marketing expert, headed the anti-corruption committee formed by the Democratic Opposition of Serbia after it toppled the regime of Slobodan Milosevic in Serbia in. The main task of the committee was to investigate the murky business affairs of the Milosevic regime.
After Zoran Djindjic was appointed Prime Minister of Serbia in 2001, Popovic headed the government's information bureau.
Many controversies have surrounded him, however, especially since the murder of Djindjic in 2003. Although Popovic is recalled as one of the former premier's closest associates, some reports maintain that the relationship was not especially friendly.
Last year some of the media also reported that Popovic was about to form a new party of disappointed members of the Liberal Democratic Party led by Cedomir Jovanovic.
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