05. January 2015
In an interview for Beta news agency released on January 5, FIC Vice President Ove Fredheim said that Serbian Government took reform steps in 2014, and now a joint effort of relevant state authorities is needed to ensure implementation of enacted laws in order to improve the country's investment climate.
27. December 2014
FIC Vice President Ove Fredheim gave an overview on business climate and underlined main issues faced by foreign investors on Serbian market. Below is the interview published in Politika on Saturday, December 27.
17. December 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.