Sitemap

Business forum Sweden in Serbia – Investments and Cooperation for the Future

CorD Recommends

Regional Creative Network Established in Belgrade

In an initiative led by the National...

Italian Embassy Celebrates Republic Day

The Italian Embassy in Belgrade celebrated the...

Lidija Tomić Named “Engineer of the Year” in Serbia for 2024

Dr. Lidija Tomić, an air traffic engineer...

More People Opting Out of News Consumption Due to Content

The latest research shows that an increasing number of people are avoiding following the news, describing it as depressing,...

French Firms Suez and Vinci to Oversee Wastewater Treatment in Belgrade

The Serbian government has enlisted French companies Suez International SAS and Vinci Construction Grands Projets for the design, construction,...

EU Ambassadors Reach Agreement to Open Accession Talks with Ukraine and Moldova

EU ambassadors have reached a preliminary agreement to open accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova, according to an announcement...

Chinese Authorities Use Artificial Rain to Quell Major Forest Fire

In an innovative approach to firefighting, authorities in China's northern Shanxi province have managed to extinguish a significant forest...

Dušan Živković Named New CEO of Elektroprivreda Srbije

Elektroprivreda Srbije (EPS) has announced the appointment of Dušan Živković as its new Chief Executive Officer, following a decision...

There are great opportunities for the further improvement of the business cooperation between Serbia and Sweden, especially in the field of agriculture in which Serbia has enormous potential, which has only been partly used so far. This was the conclusion of the business forum “Sweden in Serbia – Investments and Cooperation for the Future” organised by the Embassy of Sweden and Serbian Chamber of Commerce on the occasion of marking the National Day of Sweden and development projects implemented in Serbia by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

With the presence of more than 80 businesspeople and representatives of Swedish companies that successfully operate in Serbia, whose products are used daily, the forum highlighted examples of good business cooperation between Sweden and Serbia and presented new business opportunities with Sweden.

Ambassador Jan Lundin“When agriculture enters the European Union, a lot of things are changing – there will be free markets within the EU, but also a completely different system of subsidies, different prices and rules,” said Ambassador of Sweden H.E. Jan Lundin and pointed out that every other raspberry sold in Sweden originates from Serbia.

Guest of the business forum “Sweden in Serbia – Investments and Cooperation for the Future” was also Katarina Gilblad, founder of Agronomic Scandinavia AB and Swedish government advisers in the field of agriculture and problems with determining the purchase prices of agricultural products. She warned that major changes arose after the country entered the European Union and pointed to the importance of fair prices.

Katarina Gilblad“Before entering the EU, Sweden had fixed prices that the state negotiated with the farmers’ unions. It was easy to calculate the costs and how much they earned. By joining the European Union, everything has changed, now it is the only aid to the subsidy farmers per hectare of land. After entering the EU, many big pig farms have been closed, because prices have not been adjusted to import prices,” she said.


Publication Švedska u Srbiji – Saradnja i Ulaganje u Budućnost and the video with the same title produced by CorD publisher alliance international media


Speaking of the importance of establishing fair prices, Gilblad quoted wheat as a positive example. “It’s a stock price that everyone knows at any time. There are price statistics for wheat being done once a week and farmers have an insight into prices in each country. For potatoes, this statistics is done once a year, which is not good and that’s why potatoes do not have a fair price,” she said, adding that there is a global trend to eject fossil fuels and that farmers should think about producing not only food but also biomass and biofuels.

Ambassador Lundin said that Sweden sees a great opportunity for good cooperation with Serbia and in the field of environment. “Where problems are, we see the opportunity to help and to cooperate,” said Ambassador Jan Lundin.

Related Articles

Sweden’s National Day Celebrated in Serbia with a Touch of ABBA

The Embassy of Sweden in Serbia celebrated the nation's 501st National Day in a lively reception hosted by Ambassador Annika Ben David at the...

Jakob Granit, Director General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Only Inclusive Societies can Grow Sustainably

Inclusiveness, equity, gender balance and respect for nature represent the core values woven into all SIDA-supported projects. In striving to foster a society that...

Finland Tops Global Happiness Index, Serbia Sees Significant Rise

Finland has been named the happiest country in the world for the seventh consecutive year, with its Nordic neighbors Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden also...

Turkey’s Parliament Approves Sweden’s NATO Bid, Nearing Alliance Expansion

After extensive deliberations exceeding four hours, Turkey's parliament has greenlit Sweden's application to join NATO, overcoming one of the final obstacles in the alliance's...

EU Commission Greenlights Volvo-Renault Merger for Electric Vehicle Market

The European Commission has approved the formation of a joint venture between Swedish automaker Volvo and French giant Renault. This strategic move is aimed...

Renewable Energy Sources Contribute a Quarter of EU’s Energy Consumption in 2022

In a significant stride towards sustainable energy, renewable sources accounted for 23% of the European Union's gross final energy consumption in 2022, as reported...

Swedish High-Tech Electric Ferry Sets New Public Transport Standard

Cities worldwide view clean and efficient public transportation as a key strategy for reducing carbon emissions.  For cities with waterways, a high-tech Swedish ferry...

Serbia Appoints New Ambassadors to Sweden, Venezuela, Brazil, and Libya

Serbia has announced the appointment of four new ambassadors, following a decree issued by President Aleksandar Vučić.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that Jelena...