The Slovenian Business Club (SPK) organized a working breakfast with the Slovenian Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek. In the presence of many Club members, the breakfast attendees spoke about the good and bad experiences of doing business in Serbia. They also identified parafiscal fees and tendering procedures as the biggest problems associated with their operations in Serbia.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, H.E. Michael Davenport, officially opened a satellite unit of the Draževac Primary School in Poljane, Municipality of Obrenovac. The EU has donated a total of €9.5 million in financial assistance for the postflood reconstruction of Obrenovac.
Within the traditional anniversary of the death of British doctor Elisabeth Ross, the embassies of the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada, in cooperation with the National Museum in Kragujevac, organised a photographic exhibition entitled “Allied Medical Missions in Serbia 1914-1918: The Role of the UK, Australia and Canada” at the Residence of Prince Mihailo.
The cultural event “Celebrate Australia” has been held at Belgrade City Hall, hosted by H.E. Julia Feeney, Ambassador of Australia to Serbia, and Belgrade City Manager Goran Vesić. Milijana Nikolić, an opera singer of Australian-Serbian origin, performed at the event, while an exhibition of Aboriginal art was also staged.
The Nusantara Association of Serbian-Indonesian Friendship and the Embassy of Indonesia, in cooperation with Belgrade City Library, organised a presentation of Indonesia’s largest fair – Indonesia Trade Expo.
The conclusion of a recent meeting between members of the Nordic Business Alliance in Serbia and ministers in the Serbian Government could be summarized as being that predictability of doing business, rule of law, a good legislative framework and the implementation of law represent the basic conditions for the promotion of investment and doing business in Serbia.
After months of renovation, the Goethe-Institut in Belgrade has reopened to the public. Serbian Minister of Culture and Information, Ivan Tasovac, German Ambassador to Serbia, H.E. Axel Dittmann, Bruno Gross, member of the management board of the Goethe-Institut, and Matthias Müller-Wieferig,
Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State Administration and Local Self- Government, Kori Udovički, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, H.E. Lee Dohoon, and agreed to cooperation between the two countries in the field of e-government.
This cooperation will be of great importance to Serbia, considering that Korea’s e-government has been ranked number one in the world for three consecutive years by the United Nations.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Ivica Dačić, hosted a New Year’s reception at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations, as well as media directors and senior editors. Speaking on this occasion, Dačić said that Serbia’s international position has strengthened in the past year.
H.E. Ambassador of Qatar to Serbia, Sheikh Mubarak Fahad J.M. Al-Thani, hosted a reception to mark his country’s national day, at which he said that the two countries have very friendly relations. Noting that many Serbian people are among the more than 1.5 million foreigners working in Qatar, the Ambassador reminded attendees that Serbian company “Energoprojekt” has been doing business in Qatar successfully for 25 years already.