Category Archives: Serbia

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Landmark EBRD Transition Report to be unveiled at Kopaonik Business Forum

EBRD report on perceptions of reforms and inequality will be presented at main business event in Serbia LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), one of the largest institutional investors in Serbia and the Western … Read the full press release

Informal Sector Poses Biggest Challenge to Economic Growth of Western Balkans

Grey economy, politics, taxes and electricity named as obstacles to business LONDON, 07-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Countries in the Western Balkans have strong growth potential, which can be realised with the right investment and a better business environment. But life … Read the full press release

University of Warwick: The Belgrade Theatre to honour the remarkable achievements of the African-American actor Ira Aldridge this November

Coventry, UK, 14-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The Belgrade Theatre has teamed up with the University of Warwick’s Multicultural Shakespeare Project and The Coventry City of Culture Bid 2021 to present an event honouring the remarkable achievements of the African-American actor Ira … Read the full press release

Ericsson to deploy its Charging and Billing in One (CBiO) solution for Telenor Serbia

Ericsson deploys Charging and Billing in One (CBiO) solution in Telenor Serbia’s network Implementation showcases Ericsson’s leadership in business support systems (BSS) and systems integration Deployment represents Ericsson’s first CBiO live reference in Europe STOCKHOLM, 18-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) … Read the full press release

Vnesheconombank donates EUR 500,000 to Banja Luka in Serbian Bosnia and Herzegovina for flood relief

MOSCOW, 31-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Vnesheconombank Chairman Vladimir Dmitriev handed over a certificate worth 500 thousand euros in the city of Banja Luka to the President of the Republic of Serbian Bosnia and Herzegovina for flood relief in the region. … Read the full press release

EBRD co-hosted conference “The ESCO Opportunity: Improving Energy Efficiency in Public Facilities” in Belgrade

EBRD and Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia deepen private-public sector collaboration LONDON, 26-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Improved cooperation between the private and public sectors with regard to energy efficiency was the focus of a conference … Read the full press release

Telenor Group opens its first wholly-owned financial institution Telenor banka in Serbia

Fornebu, Norway, 10-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Today’s opening of Telenor Group’s first wholly-owned financial institution Telenor banka in Serbia provides customers with innovative mobile banking services and represents a milestone in the company’s development of online financial services and mobile banking in … Read the full press release

University of Zurich biologists create first global map of Cellular traffic control system

Zurich, 12-6-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The transport routes of nutrients and messenger cargos can be compared to the traffic system of a city: A worldwide unique quantitative study of cell biologists of the University of Zurich shows that cells regulate the main … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti pledged to help deal with devastating floods in Serbia

Belgrade, 22-5-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti has pledged the Bank’s support to help deal with devastating floods in Serbia as part of a wider response to the disaster that extends to all affected countries. In a meeting with Serbian Prime … Read the full press release

Societe Generale Securities Services top ranked in Global Investor / ISF magazine’s 2014 Sub-Custody Survey

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has been ranked in Global Investor / ISF* magazine’s 2014 Sub-Custody Survey, obtaining Top Ranking in Croatia, Romania, Russia and Serbia. PARIS, 10-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — This annual survey gives broker-dealers and global custodians the opportunity to … Read the full press release

EU and ECB to help National Bank of Serbia (NBS) prepare to join the European System of Central Banks (ESCB)

Frankfurt, Germany, 16-12-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — National Bank of Serbia, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Serbia and the European Central Bank (ECB) today celebrated the completion of an extensive cooperation agreement with the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) to help the … Read the full press release

Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and Republic of Serbia signed Serbian Country Housing Project Framework Agreement under Regional Housing Programme (RHP)

Belgrade, Serbia, 25-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Policy, Dr Jovan Krkobabic, and the Vice-Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), Mr Mikołaj Dowgielewicz, signed today in Belgrade the Framework Agreement for the Serbian Country … Read the full press release

EBRD launched new €75M Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support energy conservation in the region

London, UK, 24-10-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — The EBRD is launching the new Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II) to support efforts towards the improved use and conservation of energy in the region. The facility is combining necessary longer-term financing … Read the full press release

Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Union and Serbia enters into force

02-9-2013 — /EuropaWire/ — Serbia is making one more step forward on its way to the EU membership. On 1 September the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA) between the European Union and Serbia enters into force, bringing concrete benefits in trade relations … Read the full press release

EBRD invests €50 million in Serbian company MK Group, part of Agri Europe

€50 million investment to support expansion of major market player 9-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The EBRD is investing €50 million to increase capital of MK Group, as part of Agri Europe holding company, by subscribing to newly issued shares. The funds … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bahn acquired Veolia Transport Central Europe

Takeover of Veolia Transport Central Europe makes DB Arriva the largest international operator of passenger transport services in Central and Eastern Europe Berlin, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Deutsche Bahn has acquired the Central and East European business operations from Veolia … Read the full press release

OSCE-facilitated conference on simplified forms of criminal procedure in Belgrade, Serbia

BELGRADE, 24-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — An OSCE-facilitated regional conference on the simplified forms of criminal procedure, which started today in Belgrade brought together some 130 participants. The two-day event, organized by the OSCE Mission, aimed to promote sharing of experience and … Read the full press release

EBRD, Crédit Agricole Bank Novi Sad to provide €7m funded risk sharing for agribusiness companies in Serbia

12-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The EBRD is stepping up its efforts to support private agribusiness companies in Serbia by providing up to €7mn funded risk sharing participation with Crédit Agricole Bank a.d. Novi Sad under the Warehouse Financing Framework for Serbia. … Read the full press release

Commissioner Štefan Füle on the results of the Belgrade-Pristina Dialogue

Brussels, 22-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — This is an historic day for Serbia-Kosovo* relations, for the entire Western Balkans region and for the European Union. I want to congratulate both Prime Ministers and their teams. This ground breaking agreement would not have been … Read the full press release

Statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy on the agreement between Serbia and Kosovo

Statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, on the occasion of the agreement within the facilitated dialogue on the ormalisation of relations between Serbia and Kosovo Brussels, 19-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — I congratulate the Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica … Read the full press release

Statement by the Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative, ahead of the 8th round of the EU-facilitated dialogue

Brussels, 1-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today: “Tomorrow I will host and support the 8th round of dialogue between Belgrade … Read the full press release

EU invests €272.75m in the Western Balkans to help regional cooperation

Brussels, 28-3-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission has finalised a series of measures to promote regional cooperation between Western Balkan countries totalling €272.75 million for the period 2012-2013. “These funds are good news as regional cooperation is a central element of … Read the full press release

Taoiseach Enda Kenny meets with Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić to discuss Serbian EU accession

15-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Taoiseach (Prime Minister of Ireland) Enda Kenny today met with the Prime Minister of Serbia, Mr Ivica Dačić, to discuss Ireland’s EU Presidency priorities and Serbia’s ambitions to receive a date for opening accession negotiations during the … Read the full press release

EU accession talks with Serbia can start before June 2013, MEPs say

7-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — EU accession talks with Serbia should start without delay, provided the government keeps the reform process on course, said Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on Thursday. Voting on the Commission’s 2012 progress report on Serbia, they stressed that … Read the full press release

ECB extends an EU-funded assistance programme with the National Bank of Serbia

31-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Today, the European Central Bank (ECB), together with national central banks of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) and the European Commission, decided to extend the two-year central bank cooperation programme with the National Bank of … Read the full press release

Press statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy, following his meeting with the Prime Minister of Serbia Ivica Dačić

Brussels, 19-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — It was good to meet again with Prime Minister Ivica Dačić only a day after the latest round of discussions between Belgrade and Priština in the EU facilitated dialogue. In our discussions today, I welcomed the … Read the full press release

Renewed EU funding to support on-going reforms in Serbia

Brussels, 27-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Commission announced that it has allocated €171,6 million today to support Serbia’s efforts to implement its EU reform agenda. The funding will focus on increasing the efficiency of the judicial system, developing asylum capacities and … Read the full press release

Serbia: EUR 100 million for SMEs

29-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed two loans totalling EUR 100 million in Serbia with two local financial institutions in support of the projects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as infrastructure schemes promoted … Read the full press release

Serbia: good work in improving the judiciary

Brussels, 23-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels today Serbian Minister of Justice and Public Administration, Nikola Selaković, to discuss Serbia’s Justice and Public Administration progress towards EU integration. “As a candidate country, … Read the full press release

Statement by the spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the next meeting in the framework of the EU-facilitated dialogue

Brussels, 6-11-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement today: “High Representative Catherine Ashton has invited Prime Minister Dačić and Prime … Read the full press release