Sitemap

EU Support To The Serbian Economy To Mitigate The Impact Of COVID-19

More...

Government, Freelancers Associations Reach Agreement On Paying Taxes

Today, the government of the Republic of Serbia reached an agreement with the representatives of the Association of Freelancers...

EU Delegation and Council of Europe Office Welcome New Rules Aimed at Preventing Undue Influence on Judges and Prosecutors

The Serbian High Judicial Council (HJC) and the State Prosecutorial Council (SPC) have adopted on 15 and 19 April 2021...

The European Commission And Austria Secure COVID-19 Vaccines For The Western Balkans

The European Commission and Austria are announcing today the conclusion of agreements for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for...

Greece Removes Quarantine For Travellers From EU And Other Countries

Greece has lifted its quarantine requirement for travellers from the European Union provided they have been vaccinated or tested...

WHO Describes Immunisation Process In Serbia As Impressive

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic talked with World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge about the epidemiological...

Head of the European Union, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi, met with the newly appointed Minister of Economy, Ms Andjelka Atanaskovic to discuss priorities of the Ministry and ongoing cooperation with the EU.

The Minister presented economic trends and measures taken to mitigating negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on economy and thanked for the significant help that the EU is providing to Serbia during the pandemic. .

She stated that the priorities of the Ministry of Economy are further improvement of business environment, increase of investments, completion of privatisation process, continuation of reforms in state ownership area as well as development of women and youth entrepreneurship. Minister pointed that these activities will give additional boost to the overall European integration process of Serbia.

‘I am pleased that the European Commission recognises important contribution that the Ministry of Economy is providing in the process of the European integrations, as identified in the last Annual Report, especially praising the improvement in economic reforms and economic chapters’, said Minister Atanaskovic.

The Ambassador congratulated the Minister for her appointment and recalled the measures taken by the EU to support Serbia’s economy to mitigate the impact of Covid, in particular in the SME sector and outlined the main element of the Economic and Investment Plan to boost long-term recovery and economic growth in the region, a green and digital transition and regional cooperation.

Sem Fabrizi

Ambassador Fabrizi expressed appreciation for minister Atanaskovic’s set of priorities, noting in particular the need to progress in the area of privatisation, business environment and reform of economic governance. He reiterated the readiness of the EU to continue to support the Serbian government and the Ministry in further economic growth – especially through the envisaged establishment of platform for coordination of the business environment reforms. This platform will be supported through a new EU funded project with a budget of EUR 8 million, which will also contribute to the simplification and digitalisation of Government to Business services.

Related

Anđelka Atanasković, Serbian Economy Minister

Sustainable Development And Economic Efficiency

One of the specific goals of the Industrial Policy Strategy of Serbia from 2021 to 2030 is to transition from a linear model of...

EU Support For Recovery From The Crisis And Further Economic Progress Of Serbia

The Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Tatjana Matic and the Ambassador of the European Union Sem Fabrizi discussed today the current economic situation...

‘The EU is Serbia’s largest donor and trading partner and our IPA assistance plays an important role in supporting SMEs. Available support mechanisms include the support to Business advisory services to the private sector, as well as the provision of several financial support mechanisms for SME such as loans, equity funding, innovation funding, and loan guarantees through the Western Balkan Enterprise Development and Innovation Facility. We also plan to sign a EUR 11 million grant contract with the Development Agency of Serbia (DAS) aiming to support this sector to overcome the technological gap and upgrade equipment in order to enable more modern production, expanded capacities, creation of jobs and better competitiveness on the market. The EU funded projects will help in creating the conditions for increased growth and competitiveness of the economy’, concluded Ambassador Fabrizi.

The Minister and the Ambassador discussed also the Economic Reform Programme (ERP) and the important role of the Ministry of Economy to draft the upcoming ERP to be presented to the European Commission in January 2021.

They agreed on guidance for continuation of cooperation of Ministry of Economy and EU Delegation to Serbia on implementation of structural reforms.

Source: europa.rs

Related Articles

EU Delegation and Council of Europe Office Welcome New Rules Aimed at Preventing Undue Influence on Judges and Prosecutors

The Serbian High Judicial Council (HJC) and the State Prosecutorial Council (SPC) have adopted on 15 and 19 April 2021 decisions with the ultimate objective to...

The First Conference On The Air Protection Programme In Serbia

The first conference on preparing the Draft of the Air Protection Programme in the Republic of Serbia with accompanying Action plan was held. The programme is...

Start Of The New EU For Local Development Programme – EU PRO Plus

EU PRO Plus, a new European Union programme for local development, which aims to contribute to the overall social and economic development of 99...

Distribution Of Laptops And Tablets, Bridging Digital Divide In Serbia For The Most Vulnerable Children Project

The Head of the European Union Delegation to Serbia, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi, UNICEF Representative in Serbia, Deyana Kostadinova, and Ivica Rakovic, State Secretary in...

Meeting Of The Head Of EU Delegation And The President Of Serbia

President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi, to...

International Roma Day 2021 Marked In Serbia

Antigypsyism is an especially persistent, violent, recurrent and commonplace form of racism. Deeper understanding and a more profound acknowledgement and recognition of the way...

Healthy Nature For A Healthy Life, The New Message From The Serbian Buses

The project “EU for Natura 2000 in Serbia” is launching today the campaign “Healthy nature for a healthy life” with the aim to increase...

Call for Written Contributions To The Serbia 2021 Annual Report

We would like to inform you that the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia is starting preparations for the Serbia...