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Nicolas Marquier, Regional Manager for the Western Balkans at the International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Financing the Future

IFC, the largest global development institution, has provided almost $1 billion in financing to Serbia’s private sector over the past six years IFC, as a...

Dr Ivan Todorović, Todorović Law Firm

Dedicated Advisors and Tenacious Litigators

The Todorović Law Firm has existed for more than 30 years and throughout that time has demonstrated its unwavering dedication to continuously advancing at...

Marija Stojiljković, Founder, Royal Nanny

Children Deserve the Best Nannies

Royal Nanny offers a wide range of childcare services, primarily through mediating between professional nannies and families, providing responsible, meticulous, trained and caring individuals Starting...

Petar Miljković, CEO, 14. Oktobar d.o.o.

Employees are the Company’s Real Strength

This former Kruševac giant, which has come a long way over the course of 100 years of operations, developing from a construction machinery factory...

Ivana Bogdanović, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Addiko Bank

CSR as a Longstanding Priority

In today’s world, where gaining the trust of clients is the most important aspect of a company’s business, CSR, or socially responsible operations, represents...

Alessandro Bragonzi, Head of EIB Regional Representation for the Western Balkans

Focused on Regional Recovery

In line with overall EU priorities and the commitments made by Western Balkan leaders at the Sofia Summit of November 2020, we intend to provide substantial support for the Green Agenda, digital transformation and inclusive access to finance.

As the EU Bank, all our activities in the Western Balkans are governed by an EU mandate. This means that our financing contributes to the implementation of the EU’s enlargement policy and supports the relevant national development plans. Looking to the future, the EIB is working together with the European Commission to support the rollout of the Economic and Investment Plan announced in 2020. This plan is a blueprint for the socioeconomic recovery and development of the region, promoting investments in the areas of sustainable transport, inclusive growth, the green and digital transitions and the creation of the common market.

EIB has a long history of supporting socioeconomic development in Serbia (€6.2 billion invested to date) across key sectors of the economy

It aims to support the implementation of substantial reforms and enable the countries of the region to benefit from up to €9 billion of EU grants under the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA). This grant support will be combined with financing from EIB and other leading International and European Financial Institutions and should also crowd in financing from private sector investors.

In line with overall EU priorities and the commitments made by Western Balkan leaders at the Sofia Summit of November 2020, we intend to provide substantial support for the Green Agenda, digital transformation and inclusive access to finance. We strongly encourage investments that will enable the creation of a well-connected common market that’s aligned with EU standards. As the Climate Bank of the EU, EIB stands ready to support a sustainable green recovery and the transition towards a greener economy. Facilitating greater investments in the energy sector for more sustainable and energy efficient projects is a central pillar of the EIB strategy for Serbia.

Comment by Zoran Panović

Diplomatic Twine

German politician Markus Söder promised to support Serbia on its EU journey. According to the German media, Söder is making “diplomatic twine” in his...

Branka Anđelković, Co-founder and Programme Director of the Public Policy Research Centre

An Even Bigger Grey Market?

In the case of workers of the platform employed in food production and passenger transport, the Open Balkan initiative might not contribute to the...

Čedanka Andrić, President of Trade Union Confederation NEZAVISNOST

Increased Competition Between Low-Paid Workers

Considering educational qualification and unemployment structures in Serbia, my opinion is that this measure could only increase the pressure on workers in Serbia to...

Jelena Jevtović, Serbian Association of Employers

Employers Will More Quickly Find Workers

The employing of citizens of these two countries in Serbia could ease the labour shortage problem, but fundamentally resolving it requires education system reform It...

Serbia Charts the Course to Smart Cities with Kragujevac Leading the Way

In a significant development for urban planning and technology in Serbia, a roadmap for smart cities was unveiled today...

Serbia, Slovenia, and Hungary Merge Power Exchanges in Energy Pact

In a significant move to streamline and enhance energy trading in the region, Serbia, Slovenia, and Hungary have unified...

Over Two Thousand Seek Employment in Serbia Through Open Balkan Scheme

Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić reported that, via the Open Balkan initiative's ID card system, 2,200 individuals have expressed their...

Peter Pellegrini Wins Slovak Presidential Election

Peter Pellegrini, the candidate from the ruling coalition, won the second round of the presidential elections in Slovakia, securing...

Strategic Energy Partnership Established Between Serbia and France

The Serbian Government adopted a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Serbia and French Electric Power Company (EDF),...

Peter Pellegrini Wins Slovak Presidential Election

Peter Pellegrini, the candidate from the ruling coalition, won the second round of the presidential elections in Slovakia, securing...

Strategic Energy Partnership Established Between Serbia and France

The Serbian Government adopted a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Serbia and French Electric Power Company (EDF),...

Serbia-France Innovation Forum Begins: Innovate for the Planet! Play Green!

At the Serbia-France Innovation Forum titled 'Innovate for the Planet, Play Green', which commenced at the Palace Serbia, French...

EU and EP Finalise €6 Billion Support for Western Balkans

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have finalised a deal to provide an additional six...

Zrenjanin Crowned Serbia’s Cultural Capital for 2025

In a ceremony held at the Serbian government, Zrenjanin was officially designated as Serbia's Cultural Capital for 2025. The...

Peter Pellegrini Wins Slovak Presidential Election

Peter Pellegrini, the candidate from the ruling coalition, won the second round of the presidential elections in Slovakia, securing...

Strategic Energy Partnership Established Between Serbia and France

The Serbian Government adopted a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Serbia and French Electric Power Company (EDF),...

Serbia-France Innovation Forum Begins: Innovate for the Planet! Play Green!

At the Serbia-France Innovation Forum titled 'Innovate for the Planet, Play Green', which commenced at the Palace Serbia, French...

EU and EP Finalise €6 Billion Support for Western Balkans

The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have finalised a deal to provide an additional six...

Zrenjanin Crowned Serbia’s Cultural Capital for 2025

In a ceremony held at the Serbian government, Zrenjanin was officially designated as Serbia's Cultural Capital for 2025. The...
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