Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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Lesson to be Learned: Competitors and Teammates

The investment forum that brings together Nordic and Western Balkan companies will be an inspiring event and an opportunity for Serbian companies and decision makers, as well as for their regional counterparts, to use the occasion to learn how to become leaders, and how to play for the same team

Opinion

Europe Struggles With New Balkan Headache

This one is not on the scale of the predicament the EU faced in the 1990s, when leaders argued and agonized over how to respond to the wars that tore Yugoslavia apart, including whether to intervene militarily

Comment

Good Opportunity To Accelerate Reforms

Since the 2000s, when the transition process began, Serbia probably hasn’t had a better chance than this one – to conclude structural reforms and open the way to strengthening the new economy that has grown out of the ruins of the old system.

Dragan Penezić, President of the Anti-Illicit Trade Committee of the FIC

Improve The Inspection Oversight System

A key problem in combatting the grey economy is the treatment of misconduct and criminal charges in the area of illicit trade by the prosecution and the courts, i.e. ineffective processing and excessively mild punishment policies

Dragana Stikić, Food & Agriculture Committee of the FIC

Harmonising Regulations For Greater Competitiveness

Amendments to the Law on Food Safety should remove barriers to foreign trade and ease exports to the European market, thereby increasing the food sector’s competitiveness

Dušan Lalić, President of the Leasing & Insurance Committee of the FIC

Continue Harmonisation With European Regulations

The stance of Serbia’s central bank regarding its consideration of reducing the capital required to conduct real estate leasing activities is encouraging and will enable financial leasing to become a driver of the real estate sector’s development

Milena Jakšić Papac, President of the HR Committee of the FIC (Karanović & Nikolić)

Continuing Reforms Is A Prerequisite For Creating New Jobs

Serbia has huge potential in the field of human resources, but it lacks the legal framework that would support this exceptional chance and contribute to fully utilising the potential of this market

Đorđe Popović, President of the Infrastructure & Industrialisation Committee of the FIC (Petrikić and Partneri a.o.d)

With The Right Partner To Increased Competitiveness

The public sector often lacks the expertise required to independently prepare and implement projects, which can be compensated for via the further encouraging of the development of public-private partnerships

Mihajlo Živković, President of the Legal Committee of the FIC (Societe Generale Banka Srbija)

Achieving Good Regulations In Dialogue With The Economy

The proponents of new laws and regulatory amendments should listen to the ideas, proposals and demands of the market, as that is the only way to achieve a proper overview of the best solutions and ensure good practical application

Ivan Gazdić, President of The Real-estate Committee of The FIC (Bojović, Drašković, Popović & Partners)

Cadastre In Focus

The FIC Real-Estate committee will continue to deal with the reform of the cadastre and its digitisation

Dragan Drača, President of the Taxation Committee of the FIC, (Pricewaterhouse Coopers)

Through Dialogue To More Efficient Tax Solutions

The Taxation Committee of the Foreign Investors Council has identified five priority tax problems in the previous period that are important for the entire business community and which, if resolved, could quickly yield visible results

Marko Jović, President Of The Telecommunications & IT Committee of The FIC

Liberalising Access To Fixed Infrastructure Is Key To Economic Growth

We expect the state to provide clear guidelines for the joint use of existing fixed telecommunication infrastructure, thereby freeing up this sector’s enormous development potential

Evan J. Zimmerman and Ying Ying Li

U.S. and Chinese Tech Must Thrive Together

For years, Chinese entrepreneurs would speak bashfully about the Chinese technology ecosystem, saying they just wanted to learn

Comment

Champions Don’t Just Disappear

“He can’t come back,” I’m told philosophically by a British fellow journalist, unprovoked, while I peacefully drank my coffee a day before the start of Wimbledon. “Đoković," he continued theatrically. “There are simply too many problems. He won’t reach the semi-finals.”
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