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Dr Una Sikimić, Alta Banka a.d. CEO

Prepared And Committed

The fact that Alta banka – as one of the country’s few domestic banks – does not belong to the group of large banks,...

Predrag Skoković, Director Of Quality House

Knowledge In The Service Of Testing

Quality House provides software testing services to all companies whose software development teams are facing problems in setting up appropriate test processes and related...

Afi Europe Serbia

AFI Europe Serbia Is Launching New Business Park

One of the most reputable investors on the Belgrade real estate market is launching an exciting new project - AFI City Zmaj Set to rise...

Minja Jovanović, Corporate Security Business Partner, MPC Properties

They Entered The Pandemic Prepared

MPC Properties is a company that constructs, develops and manages commercial real estate, and which has an extraordinary responsibility from the security aspect. Its...

Mladen Ćirić, Tonković Winery Sales Director

Kadarka Wines Conquering The World

The Tonković Winery, based in the village of Bački Vinogradi, is commemorating the first 15 years of its successful operations. Testifying to the claim...

Jovan Protić, ILO National Coordinator for Serbia

Missed Opportunities

Citizens have, unfortunately, not yet been in position to benefit from the effective rule of law, transparency of governance and efficient institutions, which would improve various aspects of their daily lives as a result of progress on the fulfilment of EU standards.

If it wants to accelerate towards full membership in the EU, Serbia clearly needs to pick up the pace of the harmonising of its legislation with the EU Acquis, which can be tracked through the closure of negotiation chapters. During the more than seven years since the start of its accession negotiations, Serbia has provisionally closed only two of the 35 accession negotiation chapters, which does not provide a clear indication of whether and when the country will achieve its goal of full EU membership in the foreseeable future. As a result, the country’s citizens have not yet been in position to benefit from the effective rule of law, transparency of governance and efficient institutions, which would improve various aspects of their daily lives as a result of progress on the fulfilment of EU standards.

EU Accession Negotiation Chapter 19, on social policy and employment, undoubtedly represents a complex step in the accession process, as it determines whether Serbia’s citizens will be entitled to attain well-protected labour rights in productive employment, with adequate social support to those who face objective difficulties in supporting themselves through their work.

The ILO invites Serbia to take greater advantage of its extended offer for collaboration, which could speed up the pace of social policy and employment reforms

Three consecutive Decent Work Country Programmes that the ILO has been implementing in Serbia since 2008 articulate the needs of its tripartite constituents and contribute, in many instances, to the goals and targets that Serbia should include in its platform for negotiations on Chapter 19. More decent employment opportunities and the effective protection of labour and social rights represent the backbone of the fair and inclusive social market economy model of the EU, to which most of its citizens strive.

Hence, the ILO stands ready to provide technical support, comparative experiences and evidence-based tools to its Serbian partners in their efforts to fulfil international labour standards and EU directives, and invites Serbia to take greater advantage of its extended offer for collaboration, which could speed up the pace of social policy and employment reforms.

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Comment by Zoran Panović

Legacy And Disquiet

By calling on the presidents of Turkey, Serbia and Croatia – Messrs Erdoğan, Vučić and Milanović – Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik (seemingly narrow-minded,...

Cvijetin Milivojević, Political Scientist

Freedom Is More Important Than Money

Alongside the concentration of economic levers of power in the hands of the Serbian progressive party, the propaganda occupation among the most influential media...

Danica Popović, Professor Of The Belgrade Faculty Of Economics

We Will Pay, Of Course

Media freedom is the first and most visible confirmation of whether or not democracy is functioning. Money is, of course, behind that, and it...

Vladimir Gligorov, Economist And Political Scientist

A Hand In The Budget Replaces Force

The advantage that those in power have – primarily the budget and propaganda – should prevail over political failures and hitherto unprecedented corruption. That...

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