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17. December 2014

Positive changes in 2014, more vigorous reforms needed in 2015

Belgrade, 17th, December 2014 – The Foreign Investors Council held the regular annual session of the Assembly, adopting the Annual and Financial Report for 2014. Assembly meeting was also an opportunity to review past activities and discuss plans for 2015.

09. December 2014

FIC President at AmCham Conference

At the AmCham conference “The Third Lap Time – Engage for Change”, FIC President Frederic Coin praised the adoption of the new Planning and Construction Law, outlining the envisaged 28 days deadline for issuing the construction licences and the unified procedure as significant steps forward.

03. December 2014

Civil Code Presentation

On December 3, FIC organized the presentation of the Civil Code with prof. Mr. Miodrag Orlic, one of the most eminent legal experts and member of the State Commission for drafting of the Civil Code. The goal was to hear about the plans of the Commission, to be introduced with new legal solutions, as well as to share opinions and raise questions. Key dialogue topics were: building rights, termination of contracts, and harmonization of Law on Contract and Torts with other specific Laws (e.g. Privatization Law).

01. December 2014

More Labour Law Changes Needed

In an opinion for daily Danas published on December 1, HR Committee President Dejan Jecmenica told that the new Labour Law brought significant improvements, but that further changes are still needed.

27. November 2014

New Chairmen of the Leasing & Insurance Committee

On its meeting on November 27, the Leasing & Insurance Committee elected leadership. Juan Cazcarra from AXA Osiguranje was elected as a Committee's President, while Christoph Leitner from VB Leasing who served as L&I Committee's President for last two years, was elected as a Committee's Vice President. We therefore use this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to Juan and Christoph and companies they represent for accepting the roles of Leasing and Insurance Committee Chairmen, thus committing themselves to two years of investing significant energy and efforts to the Committee's work.

25. November 2014

TC&IT Committee Elected Chairmen

On its meeting on November 25, the Telecom & IT Committee elected leadership. Jasmina Vignjevic from Telenor was elected as a Committee's President, while Vera Nikolic Dimic from Vip Mobile was elected as a Committee's Vice President. We therefore use this opportunity to express our deepest gratitude to Jasmina and Vera for accepting the roles of Telecom and IT Committee Chairmen, thus committing themselves to two years of investing significant energy and efforts to the Committee's work.

19. November 2014

FIC Presents the White Book 2014

Belgrade, 19th November 2014 – The Foreign Investors Council presented the White Book 2014 to the highest officials of the Serbian Government. This year's edition, 12th in the row, once again provides suggestions for ease of doing business in Serbia. FIC members’ knowledge has been invested in this project with the aim to help Serbia improve business environment and thus attract more investments and unleash growth.

30. October 2014

Belgrade Arbitration Centre Presented

On October 30, FIC organized together with the Belgrade Arbitration Centre (BAC) the presentation of that first non-state arbitration institution in Serbia, that offers more adapted and efficient dispute resolution for both domestic and cross-border disputes. All FIC members interested in a way to avoid costly and inefficient procedures before courts in Serbia had opportunity to hear practical information about the organization of the BAC, and the explanation on why its broad scope of services and detachment from the State provides a superior dispute resolution environment for both domestic and cross-border disputes.

22. October 2014

With Bankruptcy Proceedings Towards Better Business Climate

President of FIC Legal Committee Rastko Malisic provided author’s text on recent enactment of Law on Amendments and Supplements of the Law on Bankruptcy that was published in daily Politika on October 22 2014 within economy section.

20. October 2014

Media Attention for FIC Visit to Brussels

FIC visit to Brussels instigated media attention. As a result, FIC press release on the visit, issued on October 3, was transmitted by 27 media, out of which 21 on the internet, 3 in print, 2 on the radio and one on public service RTS. Moreover, 4 interventions in media followed, namely to Tanjug news agency, daily Danas, Vreme magazine and public service RTS, and they were retransmitted 28 times in various media.

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