The Nelt Group, one of Serbia's most successful domestic business systems today, employs 4,000 people in 11 companies on as many markets in Southeast Europe and Africa. As a leader in the provision of state-of-the-art distribution and logistics services, the Nelt Group will realise consolidated net gains of €930 million in 2018
Chambers of commerce play a crucial role in helping businesses adapt to the new demands of the market economy. The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and its Serbian counterpart are cooperating successfully to help domestic companies find a well-trained workforce and address challenges stemming from the digital revolution
Austria has a genuine interest in supporting Serbia on its path to the European Union. Not only does this provide an incentive for the economic, societal and institutional reforms required by the EU accession process, but it also contributes to stability and prosperity in this part of Europe. We also genuinely believe, to paraphrase Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, that the European Union would be incomplete without the countries of the Western Balkans - Nikolaus Lutterotti
It is in the greatest interest of the Serbian economy for Austrian companies to continue investing in Serbia, for us to attract as much investment as possible in the production- and export-orientated export sectors and high-tech investments, such as Zumtobel in Niš
The forthcoming visit of Austrian President Dr Alexander Van der Bellen and a high-level business delegation will offer a new opportunity for companies and institutions from our two countries to further forge their cooperation.
Barely another theatre in the entire world enjoys such an outstanding reputation as Vienna's Burgtheater. This is due not only to the magnificent building on the Vienna Ringstrasse which is its home, but above all to a 250-year-old dramatic tradition, regarded by the theatrical community as the measure of all things
Levade, courbette and capriole are classical school jumps performed by the Lipizzaner stallions, who enchant their public at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. The traditions of this haute école of classic equestrianism have been passed down by word of mouth for around 450 years. Once these intelligent white stallions have completed their training, they are known as "professors"
Although the establishment of the Chamber Investment Forum has shown itself to be a great move that's yielding tangible results in terms of increases level of trade and business cooperation, support from the governments of the region remains insufficient. We see one possible solution to this in the establishment of ministries for regional cooperation within each government, just as Nordic countries have regional cooperation ministers
The investment forum that brings together Nordic and Western Balkan companies will be an inspiring event and an opportunity for Serbian companies and decision makers, as well as for their regional counterparts, to use the occasion to learn how to become leaders, and how to play for the same team
It is our hope that the success stories of Danish companies operating in Serbia will persuade more of their counterparts to invest in the country. However, this is a two-way street. We would still expect Serbian central and local governments to maintain their efforts to improve the business environment, digitise services and enforce the rule of law. The list of tasks might seem long, but the end-result is worth fighting for