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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...

Matteo Colangeli, EBRD Director and Regional Head of the Western Balkans

Focus on Serbia’s Green Economy Transition

The EBRD is committed to supporting Serbia’s EU integration and our activities in the country are consistent with that process. We are working to strengthen the sustainability and competitiveness of the Serbian economy and to accelerate its convergence towards EU standards in many areas.

The EBRD has two key priorities. The first is to accelerate transition to the green economy, with a view to reducing energy intensity and environmental pollution. The starting point of this is to lower overall consumption through energy efficiency investments, both in the industrial and residential sectors, which we support with targeted financing programmes that are largely implemented through commercial banks. The second step is to increase the electrification of the economy, including through substantial investments in energy grids and electrically powered transport. The third is to switch from coal and rapidly increasing the share of renewables in the Serbian power mix. In this area, we are keen to offer support to the authorities in setting up renewable energy auctions to attract quality private investors and take full advantage of the lower prices driven by the rapid advances in solar and wind power technologies.  

The starting point of our intervention is to help lower overall energy consumption through energy efficiency investments, both in the industrial and residential sectors

We are working to strengthen the competitiveness of the private sector by helping companies raise business standards in terms of digitalisation, environmental performance and social inclusion. We are doing this, for example, through a number of programmes to improve access to finance and skills for Serbian SMEs. We are also working on two other important ingredients for integration into global value chains. The first is access to modern transport infrastructure, with the EBRD’s focus increasingly on financing the upgrade of Serbia’s railways system. The second is a business environment that attracts quality FDI and enables local companies to grow. We have a number of initiatives in this area, for example to support the digitalisation of public administration and the efficiency of business inspections.

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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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Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia Ms. Sarah Groen opened Academic event of the 11th Belgrade Security Forum. In...

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Deputy Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia Ms. Sarah Groen opened Academic event of the 11th Belgrade Security Forum. In...
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