Prime Minister of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic visited Panasonic factory in Svilajnac where he was welcomed by Chairman of Panasonic Corp. Shusaku Nagae, company’s officilas in Europe and Ambassador of Japan Juichi Takahara.
A meeting has been held between Jorgovanka Tabaković, Governor of the National Bank of Serbia (NBS), Serbia’s central bank, and members of the French-Serbian Chamber of Commerce.
This year’s Kopaonik Business Forum took place in the Conference Centre of the Grand Hotel Kopaonik from 8th to 10th March and brought together a record number of participants - 820 government representatives, domestic and foreign businesspeople, diplomats, economic analysts, theorists, international experts and media representatives.
The Embassy of Canada organised the Canada Days event in Novi Pazar from 7th to 9th March, in cooperation with local NGO Akademska Iniicijativa Forum 10. The event was supported by Novi Pazar City Hall, the Culture and Multimedia Centre of Novi Pazar and film distributor Megacom.
A press conference was held following the meeting of the delegation of the National Assembly of France’s European Affairs Committee with National Assembly of Serbia Speaker Maja Gojković, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić, Minister without Portfolio responsible for European Integration, Jadranka Joksimović, heads of the Serbian National Assembly’s committees on European affairs and foreign affairs, Ombudsman Saša Janković and representatives of NGOs, the media and the French community in Serbia.
The Hellenic Business Association of Serbia (HBA) organised an event in honour of the traditional cutting of vasilopita at Belgrade’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.
A promotional press conference for this year’s Francophonie Month in Serbia was held at the National Library of Serbia in the presence of ambassadors and members of the International Organisation of La Francophonie, as well as political, cultural and public figures from Serbia.
One of the biggest business associations in Serbia - the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) - declared the winners of the Leaders In Change Award, which is given to both companies and individuals that achieved top business results and introduced innovations to their activities.
The Kuwaiti Ambassador to Serbia H.E. Mr. Yousef Ahmad Abdulsamad held a reception at the Belgrade hotel Metropol in honour of the 55th anniversary of Kuwait’s independence and 25th anniversary of the country’s liberation.
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.