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Dražen Pjeranović, Elektromontaža Kraljevo CEO

Dedication Brings Success

Energotehnika Južna Bačka took over the majority package of shares of Elektromontaža Kraljevo last year, thereby creating the conditions for a bolder and more...

New Power Plant Construction Projects Progressing

Modern EPS Drives Serbia’s Economy

The key to improving the complex system of public enterprise Electric Power Industry of Serbia (EPS) is represented by investments in the modernisation of...

Luka Petrović, Director, Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske

A Reliable Supplier

ERS, Elektroprivreda Republike Srpske, is the backbone of the country’s economic and social development and, as such, has a serious approach to the community,...

Milutin Đukanović, President Of The Board At EPCG

The Future Belongs To Green Energy

Besides guaranteeing a stable production and supply of electricity for households and industry, EPCG has had a leading role in the economic development of...

CWP Global

Team For A Cleaner Future

CWP Global is one of the largest investors in wind farms in Serbia, and known worldwide for large and innovative renewable energy projects Serbia has...

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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The Shift Is On

After many years of fatigue, it seems that the National Plan for Energy and Climate, as well as the forthcoming Energy Development Strategy, signal...

Comment

Same Same, But Different

Between the two Slovenian presidencies of the Council of the European Union, the country maintained its position that EU enlargement to encompass the Western...

Zoran Panovic

Two Camps

In Serbia we’re seeing a clash between strong, arrogant authorities and a weak, conceited opposition. Without the slightest cynicism, the famous dialogue between the...

H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Head of the European Union Delegation to Serbia

Reforms Create New Opportunities

It is very important to redouble efforts to accelerate the accession process. The new methodology – recently approved by the EU, with the full...

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New Call For Young Ambassadors

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US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin have started a high-stakes summit that is expected to be...

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