UNIQA osiguranje, one of the five most successful insurance companies operating in Serbia, has marked the start of its tenth year of successful, socially responsible operations in Serbia. Over the course of the past nine years, UNIQA has invested over €60 million in different spheres of business. It successfully completed the process of acquiring Basler Insurance, worth around €9 million, after which UNIQA Serbia boasts 730 employees, 33 branches and more than 400 points of sale.
Under the auspices of its strategic cooperation with the Belgrade Faculty of Organisational Sciences, Societe Generale Bank has organised a competitive case study on the subject of small businesses, within the elective Bank Management course. Participating students during the winter semester presented their ideas, with the winning team awarded a three-week work placement in the bank, where members will gain the business experience vital to their further professional development.
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.
The Association of Young Entrepreneurs of Serbia organised the second largest competition of start-up companies in the country, called “Ring Serbia”, held on the premises of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
“VisMedic” – an online clinic that enables patients to consult with their doctors via online video chats and messaging – has won the title of the best start-up company in the country.
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,
HRH Crown Princess Katherine, accompanied by Kathy Fanslow, president of humanitarian organisation LifeLine Chicago, and her daughter, Tracy Armstrong, presented an ultrasound machine and hospital beds to the Narodni Front Maternity Hospital in Belgrade, marking a donation worth a total of $27,000.
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.