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FIC Presented the White Book 2023

The Council of Foreign Investors (FIC) presented the "White Book 2023", which contains 397 recommendations for improving the business and investment climate in Serbia,...

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New Approaches Reinforce Economic Growth

Announced easing inflation and faster economic growth hints at the possible accelerating of economic activity. This in turn creates room for the Government of...

Jorgovanka Tabaković, Governor Of The National Bank Of Serbia

Combating Inflation Is A Priority

We believe that FDI inflows will reach around four billion euros by year’s end. This is good news,...

Emanuele Giaufret, Head Of The EU Delegation To Serbia

More Rule Of Law Means More Investment

The more reliable a country’s court system is, and the more corruption is being curbed and organised crime...

Mihailo Jovanović, Minister Of Information And Telecommunications

Knowledge Is Our Strength

Digital Serbia’s place is in a digital Europe, and this is best illustrated by the results we’ve achieved...

Tomislav Momirović, Minister Of Internal And Foreign Trade

A Shared Future Awaits The Region

There can be no successful European integration for our region if we, as neighbours in the Balkans, don’t...

Jelena Begović, Minister Of Science, Technological Development And Innovation

Human Capital Is The Foundation Of Development

We believe that the future BIO4 ecosystem will help with the growth of GDP, the reducing of unemployment...

Nicola Pontara, World Bank Country Manager For Serbia

Serbia Has The Potential To Accelerate Growth

Serbia’s potential for accelerated growth lies in enhancing its public institutions and governance, investing in human capital development...

Alessandro Bragonzi, Head Of The EIB Regional Representation For The Western Balkans

Opportunities To Be Embraced

Amid the current challenges, Serbia can benefit further by using the impetus of nearshoring to move ahead with...

Yulia Ustyugova, IMF Resident Representative For Serbia

Geopolitical Stability & Nearshoring Could Boost Serbia’s FDI

Solving geopolitical tensions, some of which are not within Serbia’s control, would support and strengthen foreign direct investment...

Matteo Colangeli, EBRD Director For The Western Balkans

Achieving EU Income Levels Is Possible

The EBRD expects Serbia’s GDP to increase by around two per cent this year and 3.5 per cent...

Dragana Marković, Director Of The Tax Administration Of Serbia

Digitalisation And Transformation To Combat The Grey Economy

The Tax Administration confirms, with all of its activities, that is plays one of the pivotal roles in...

Ana Govedarica, FIC Vice President And Spokesperson (Roche General Manager)

Through Dialogue To New Legal Solutions

The inclusion of relevant experts and interest groups in the process of adopting legal regulations is important to...

Dejan Turk, FIC Vice President (CEO Of A1 Srbija And A1 Slovenija)

Unrestricted Development For New Technology

We hope that preparations for maintaining the network, as well as the actual auction for allocating the right...

Aleksandar Ljubić, Executive Director Of The Foreign Investors Council

Dedicated To EU Integration

We are conscious of the fact that it is only through partnership relations and an open dialogue that...

Dragan Penezić, Co-president Of The FIC Anti-illicit Trade & Food Committee (British American Tobacco SEE d.o.o. Beograd)

Coordinated Work Of State Services Essential

It is important to connect all inspection services in the period ahead and establish functionality for exchanging information...

Dragana Stikić, Co-president Of The FIC Anti-illicit Trade & Food Committee (Nestlé Adriatic S d.o.o.)

Better Harmonisation With Eu Regulations

Tangible progress in harmonising Serbian legislation with the European acquis in the domain of food requires the revision...

Daniel Šušnjar, President Of The FIC Telecommunications & Digital Economy Committee (Yettel d.o.o.)

Regulations On Installing Base Stations Require Revision

We see regulatory barriers that are hindering the construction of digital (telecommunications) infrastructure as a major obstacle to...

Dušan Lalić, Co-president Of The FIC Financial Services Committee (Generali Osiguranje Srbija a.d.o.)

Improved Legal Framework For The Insurance Sector

We suggest the adoption of a special law to regulate insurance contracts, the easing of the concluding of...

Danilo Mrvaljević, Co-president Of The FIC Financial Services Committee (Banca Intesa a.d. Beograd)

Continuing Digitalisation

In the continuation of the process of digitalising financial services, it is necessary to further expand the possibility...

Milena Jakšić Papac, President Of The FIC Human Resources Committee (Karanović & Partners o.a.d.)

Long-awaited Changes To Labour Regulations

After a lengthy interlude in legislative activity related to labour regulations, 2023 has brought long-announced changes in the...

Mario Kijanović, President Of The FIC Infrastructure And Real Estate Committee

Supporting Real Estate Cadastre Reform

The focus of the committee over the period ahead will be on supporting and increasing its engagement in...

Marko Ćulafić, President Of The FIC Legal Committee (Karanovic & Partners)

Swifter Harmonisation With The European Framework

Laws are being continuously adopted and amended in Serbia in an effort to harmonise the domestic regulatory framework...

Radomir Cerović, President Of The FIC Pharma Industry Committee (Roche d.o.o.)

Good Practices Need To Continue

It is essential for our committee to maintain constant communication with the Ministry of Finance in the period...

Dragan Drača, President Of The Fic Taxation Commit TEE (Pricewaterhousecoopers)

Significant Modernisation Of The Tax Administration

The digital transformation of the Tax Administration has proven to be very successful, but also demanding for taxpayers....

Zafiris Lampadaridis, President Of The FIC Tourism & Hospitality Committee (Hyatt Regency Belgrade)

Important Momentum For Strategic Positioning

The FIC played a key role in creating the new Tourism Development Strategy, and effective implementation – primarily...

Vlastimir Vuković, Chief Executive Officer Of NLB Komercijalna Banka

Faster, More Efficient, And Closer To Clients

NLB Komercijalna Banka has defended its market leader position in the area of agricultural loans and in providing...

Huawei Technologies d.o.o.

Innovative Storage Also Combats Ransomware

In the increasingly intricate landscape of security concerns, Huawei has stepped up with an ingenious solution that represents...

OTP Banka Srbija

Commitment To Excellence

In the dynamic landscape of the Serbian banking scene, one institution stands out as a beacon of excellence...

Marijanti Babić, Country Head At Rio Tinto, Project Jadar

Jadar Is An Exceptional Project

Serbia’s Jadar Valley is home to a high-quality deposit of lithium – a metal that’s critical to the...

Ivanka Stojnić, Sustainability Manager For The Southeast European Market At Nestlé

Regenerative Agriculture As A Key Sustainable Practice

Nestlé Serbia, as the first Nestlé company in the region, has begun applying regenerative agriculture practices and continues...

Iosif Vangelatos, General Manager, Inos Balkan

End Users Demand Green Products

Inos Balkan, as a part of the Viohalco Group, monitors regulatory framework and technology developments closely and integrates...

Serbian Flavors Take Center Stage at Dubai’s Gulfood 2024

At the prestigious Gulfood 2024 in Dubai, a cohort of 24 Serbian firms showcases their culinary prowess, marking a...

Serbia Awards Distinctions to Notable Personalities on National Day

In a ceremonial tribute to Serbia's National Day, President Aleksandar Vučić presented awards to a host of esteemed individuals...

Western Balkans Eye EU Membership by 2028

At the esteemed Munich Security Conference, a cornerstone event in global security discourse, leaders from North Macedonia, Albania, and...

Serbia Eyes Stake in Thessaloniki or Piraeus Ports to Boost Exports

In a strategic move to enhance its export capabilities, Serbia has expressed readiness to acquire a portion of either...

Mitsotakis Reaffirms Greece’s Steadfast Stance on Kosovo in Serbia

On his state visit to Serbia, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has once again confirmed Greece's unchanging stance regarding...