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14. October 2014

FIC Taxation Committee Elected Chairmen

We are happy to publicize that on the meeting held on October 14, the Taxation Committee elected Chairmen whose mandates would last for two upcoming years - till year 2016. Biljana Bujic from KPMG was elected as a Committee’s President while Dragan Draca from PricewaterhouseCoopers was elected as a Committee’s Vice President.

10. October 2014

FIC Networking Cocktail Sponsored by Telenor

The Foreign Investors Council held a Networking Cocktail for membership and select group of potential members on Tuesday, October 10 in Telenor. The interest for the cocktail was good - in total around 200 people confirmed attendance while more than 140 people attended the cocktail, many of whom top managers of FIC member companies, companies that applied for membership and potential members.

03. October 2014

Delegation of Foreign investors Council visited EU Commission in Brussels

Belgrade, October 3, 2014 – Delegation of the Foreign Investors Council (FIC), led by President Frederic Coin, visited Brussels where they had series of successful meetings with high representatives of the European Commission. With this visit, FIC initiated the process of active support to accession negotiations, being a reliable partner both to the Serbian Government and the European Commission.

01. October 2014

FIC Dialogue with World Bank

As part of regular dialogue with stakeholders, FIC delegation met on October 1 with the World Bank Director for Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice Cecile Fruman to discuss how to raise competitiveness of Serbian market. World Bank presented their plans and focuses in relation to Serbia. Representatives of 8 FIC committees shared FIC views on what are the key improvements, but also the obstacles in specific regulatory areas, namely: anti-illicit trade, food& agriculture, human resources, leasing& insurance, legal framework, real-estate, taxation and telecommunications& it. It was agreed to continue active collaboration and utilize synergies to prompt reforms.

25. September 2014

Special AIT Committee Meeting with Assistant Minister

FIC organized special Anti-Illicit Trade (AIT) Committee meeting with Assistant Minister at Ministry of Trade, main trade inspector Lidija Stojanovic, on September 24 at FIC premises. Purpose of this meeting was to gain fresh information on the Ministry's plans and to promote FIC views on anti-illicit trade. FIC conveyed that appreciated the opportunity to continue cooperation with the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications since this meeting was organized as a follow up to the meeting with Minister Rasim Ljajic held on August 26, when illicit trade was one of the main topics for discussion.

24. September 2014

FIC President’s Overview on Business Climate

Accepting kind invitation by Japanese Ambassador, FIC President Frederic Coin delivered presentation on business environment to the group of Japanese investors on Wednesday, September 24. Japanese companies gathered around Japan’s biggest business lobby ‘’Keidanren’’ (Keidanren gathers over 1,300 biggest companies in Japan, along with 112 nationwide industrial associations and 47 regional economic organizations) is currently visiting Serbia, exploring potentials for investments.

16. September 2014

Ensuring Level Playing Field

On the occasion of the celebration of 18 years of daily ‘’Blic’’ publishing, FIC President Frederic Coin participated as a guest editor yesterday.

10. September 2014

FIC Guide 2014/2015 Published

Alliance international media’s Special Edition “Guide to Foreign Investors Council 2014/2015” (Savet stranih investitora u Srbiji: ,, Pogled na 2014/15’’) has been published on September 10. The structure of the edition remained the same as in previous years - interviews with FIC officials, Government representatives and key stakeholder representatives.

09. September 2014

Fourth FIC CEO Forum

FIC organized fourth CEO Forum on Tuesday, September 19, from 11.30-12.30 at Nestle premises. The e-mail invitation was sent to the CEOs of next 20 members in alphabetical order.

26. August 2014

Fruitful Discussion on Telco and Anti-Illicit Trade

On August 26, FIC representatives met DPM and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic and State Secretaries for telecommunication -Tatjana Matic and for trade - Stevan Nikcevic. The main purpose of the meeting was to present FIC and open doors for future cooperation, establish regular communication specifically between relevant FIC committees and State Secretaries /Assistant Ministers on expert level and present FIC views on anti-illicit trade and telco sector.

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