Đinđić, Matić awarded Legion of Honor

BELGRADE -- French Ambassador Jean-Francois Terral has awarded Legion of Honor medals to the director of the Dr Zoran Đinđić Fund, Ružica Đinđić, and B92 boss Veran Matić.

Veran Matić and Ružica Đinđić (Tanjug)
Veran Matić and Ružica Đinđić (Tanjug)

President Boris Tadić, Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković, Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dačić and several other ministers attended the award ceremony at the French Embassy in Belgrade.

Terral said that the award to Đinđić was France’s tribute to both her husband, the late Serbian prime minister, but also to “her personal contribution and dignity in continuing his spiritual legacy.”

The ambassador emphasized that France fully supported Serbia on its path towards democracy and European integration.

Teral called Matić a “humanist, an outstanding journalist and a fighter for the freedom of the press,“ highlighting all B92’s efforts to create a democratic society in Serbia, especially during the 1990s.

Đinđić said that the medal she had been awarded today ’’improves the meaning of my life.“

Matić said that he considered the medal a tribute to the promotion of common values, and that France, its authorities, media and non-governmental sector had made a great contribution.

The guests at the medal ceremony included numerous representatives of non-governmental organizations, political parties, media, religious communities, as well as members of the diplomatic corps.