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12. August 2014

Real-Estate Committee Meeting on Draft Construction Law

FIC organized the meeting of the Real-Estate Committee on Tuesday, August 12 with clear aim to discuss and formulate FIC positions on the Draft Planning and Construction Law. Prior to the meeting, members received draft law and were invited to share their comments and proposals for improvement of this significant regulation. More than 10 companies send their representatives to attend this meeting, share their views concerning this regulation and jointly formulate FIC positions to be advocated for.

14. July 2014

FIC Points Regarding Government's Decision to Adopt Changes of the Labour Law

Belgrade, July 14th, 2014 – Foreign Investors Council welcomes Government's decision to adopt changes of the Labour Law, which endorse 65% of FIC White Book recommendations. We expect that the proposed changes will lead to better protection of rights of both employers and employees and bring Serbian labour market closer to modern global standards and practices. Endorsement of more flexible Labour Law is the first big step forward and the Government should continue on reform path and ensure predictable and equal business conditions in all segments of the investment climate.

26. June 2014

Foreign Investors Council Organized Fourth Reality Check Conference

Belgrade, June 26th, 2014 – The Foreign Investors Council organized today its fourth Reality Check Conference with the aim to discuss with the new Government how to create sustainable business framework conducive to growth. In an open dialogue with the Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and ministers, representatives of the Foreign Investors Council discussed status of reforms and ways towards obtaining sustainable business environment.

30. May 2014

Meeting on Rulebook on Labelling

On May 30, FIC representatives met Assistant Minister for Agriculture Nenad Katanic and Head of the WG on Rulebook Branislav Raketic as a follow-up to the FIC initiative for amending the Article 46 of the Rulebook on Labelling which would enable adequate implementation period of the Rulebook. At the meeting, Ministry expressed great interest for cooperation with FIC and invited FIC to participate in WG on new Rulebook which is expected to be drafted by the end of the year.

30. May 2014

Focused Measures

FIC President Frederic Coin provided statement on Serbian Government reforms to CorD June issue. Below is the statement released on May 30 2014.

20. May 2014

Improve Food Safety and Inspections’ Work

On May 20th FIC Executive Director Ana Firtel presented FIC views at the panel ‘’Trends in European Agriculture’’ organized by Dutch Embassy as part of Novi Sad Fair Exhibition. It was a good opportunity to present FIC and its views about general business environment and reform expectations to the relevant audience and improve cooperation with Dutch Embassy which has leverage in formulation of Serbian agricultural policies.

19. May 2014

Inaugural Meeting of the Anti-Illicit Trade Committee

FIC organized first, inaugural meeting of the newly established Anti-Illicit Trade Committee on May 19 at the FIC premises. Amongst others, key items on the agenda included elections of Committee Chairmen and defining Committee programme for the 2014-2015 period. The meeting was very well attended since around 20 companies and individuals were present at the meeting to provide support to the formation of this portal.

15. May 2014

Special HR Committee Meeting with ILO

FIC organized special HR Committee meeting with Jovan Protic, ILO National Coordinator for Serbia on Wednesday, May 14th at the FIC premises. Purpose of this meeting was to gain fresh information on the ILO's plans and to present FIC views on labour related questions. Jovan Protic delivered a detailed presentation to FIC Committee’s members providing overview on ILO, its purpose and work.

14. May 2014

Need to Modernize Education

In a statement for Biznis i Finansije monthly, HR Committee President Dejan Jecmenica called for the change of educational programmes in order to adapt them to the needs of the market. ’’Cooperation with the Government and relevant Ministries exist, but the needed changes go very slowly and require previous serious analysis of the education and labour market needs“, he told in a statement published on May 14th.

13. May 2014

FIC Organized First CEO Forum

FIC organized first CEO Forum on Tuesday, May 13, from 11.30-12.30 at the FIC premises. E-mail invitation was sent to CEOs of 20 members in alphabetical order.

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