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FIC 2018

Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia

Foreign Investors – An Important Link In Our Development Chain

I expect the inflow of foreign direct investments (FDI) to continue to grow this year and for it...

Yana Mikhailova, President of the FIC and CEO of Nestlé

Window of Opportunity for Strong Growth

We live at an exciting juncture in which Serbia has taken a decisive opportunity to instigate the acceleration...

Zorana Mihajlović, Serbian DPM and Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure

We Are Quickly Connecting With Europe

With a new investment cycle that has an estimated value of five billion euros, the sectors of construction...

Siniša Mali, Serbian Minister of Finance

Economic Relief Stimulates Economic Growth

The goals of the Ministry of Finance are to further maintain fiscal stability and eliminate systemic obstacles to...

Jorgovanka Tabaković, Governor of The National Bank Of Serbia

Preserving Stability – Supporting Economic Growth

Over the past six years, the National Bank of Serbia , has succeeded in securing and preserving price...

Branislav Nedimović, Serbian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry And Water Management

We’ve Created Prerequisites For Agriculture’s Sustainable Development

Thanks to the progress achieved in creating institutional preconditions for the development of agriculture and the food industry,...

H.E. Sem Fabrizi, Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia

EU Access Remains Merit-Based

The EU's door is fully open to further accession, which remains merit-based. It is therefore very important that...

Dimitrije Knjeginjić, Vice President of the FIC and Ceo of Lafarge Serbia

Time To Speed Up Reforms

A lot has been done over recent years, but results are lacking in some of the key areas:...

Dragana Marković, Director of Republic of Serbia's Tax Administration

We Approach Reforms Seriously

The vision of the Tax Administration is to become an efficient tax administration that has available modern integrated...

Mihailo Jovanović, Director of the Serbian Gov Office for IT and eGovernance

We are Advancing by Seven-Mile Steps

The effective adoption of regulations, swift implementation of new electronic services and continued growth of the ICT sector...

Ana Tozzi, FIC Executive Director

Our Members Needs Oblige Us To Improve Constantly

We are proud of everything we’ve done over the last 15 years on the eliminating of obstacles to...

Stephen Ndegwa, World Bank Country Manager for Serbia

Reforms Are Paying Off

Serbia has demonstrated an ability to make tough reform decisions and has benefited immensely from those reforms. However,...

Sebastian Sosa, Resident Representative, IMF

Remaining Challenges Must Be Addressed With Great Vigour

With a stable macroeconomic situation, rising employment and growing output on its side, the Serbian Government has a...

Dubravka Nègre, Head of EIB Regional Representation for the Western Balkans

EIB is Bringing Europe to the Balkans

Support for the development of infrastructure in the fields of transport, energy, health, education and the judiciary, the...

Comment

Good Opportunity To Accelerate Reforms

Since the 2000s, when the transition process began, Serbia probably hasn’t had a better chance than this one...

Dragan Penezić, President of the Anti-Illicit Trade Committee of the FIC

Improve The Inspection Oversight System

A key problem in combatting the grey economy is the treatment of misconduct and criminal charges in the area of illicit trade by the prosecution and the courts, i.e. ineffective processing and excessively mild punishment policies

Dragana Stikić, Food & Agriculture Committee of the FIC

Harmonising Regulations For Greater Competitiveness

Amendments to the Law on Food Safety should remove barriers to foreign trade and ease exports to the European market, thereby increasing the food sector’s competitiveness

Dušan Lalić, President of the Leasing & Insurance Committee of the FIC

Continue Harmonisation With European Regulations

The stance of Serbia’s central bank regarding its consideration of reducing the capital required to conduct real estate leasing activities is encouraging and will enable financial leasing to become a driver of the real estate sector’s development

News

Finland And Sweden Confirm Intention To Join NATO

The leaders of Finland and Sweden have confirmed they intend to join Nato, signifying a historic Nordic policy shift...

Ethiopians Feisa And Tzekole Are Winners Of The Belgrade Marathon

Ethiopian Mulgeta Birhanu Feisa and his compatriot Tsedal Tzekole are the winners of the jubilee 35th Belgrade Marathon. Feisa ran...

CorD Charity Masters Held At The Belgrade Marathon

Traditional humanitarian run CorD Charity Masters was held on 15th May as a part of the 35th Belgrade Marathon. This...

Novak Djokovic Wins His First Title Of The Year And Sixth In Rome

World number one Novak Djokovic boosted his preparations for next week's French Open by winning his first title of...

Montenegro: Up To €2.9 Million EIB Grant To Improve Education

The European Investment Bank (EIB), the bank of the European Union, will provide a grant of up to €2.9 million...