Accelerated reforms, particularly those in the area of improving the business climate, ensure that the opinions of business associations are more important than ever. The increasingly open and constructive dialogue between the government and business leaders, which also resulted in Serbia making continuous progress on the World Bank’s ’Doing Business’ list, compelled us to set aside space in the New Year’s edition of CorD for the comments of presidents of chambers of commerce and organisations, business clubs and associations that bring together members of industry, NGOs and representatives of the local community.
Due to my belief that digitisation and an innovation-driven economy represent the greatest potentials for growth, I would highlight the panel organised by the Digital Serbia Initiative. This panel addressed many opportunities brought by the digital economy, three of which I will point out here
Greater efficiency and transparency of bureaucratic procedures is achieved with the automating of processes and electronic procedures, and that is an important prerequisite for attracting new investors. The transition of administrative procedures from counter-based to electronic requests will make Serbia more attractive for investments
The tenth anniversary of Telenor’s operations in Serbia and the launch of IKEA's business represent not only a symbolic, but also an essential, contribution to the development of business links between Serbia and the Nordic region, and are a powerful signal to potential investors that Serbia is a good place to invest. Partnership relations between the economy and the state would make this cooperation even more successful
Both Telenor and NALED are celebrating 10 years of successful operation in Serbia. NALED was among the first to recognise the importance of e-government, and in cooperation with IBM experts it has produced a credible study that should serve as a basis for further development of e-government in Serbia
The main objective of the Nordic Business Alliance is to become a one-stop-shop for potential Nordic investors as well as Serbian exporters to Nordic region. According to recent trends in mutual trade and extended investments of Nordic companies in Serbia, we are on a slow but steady path to growth