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Members Comments on Drafts on Taxes and RE

Members Comments on Drafts on Taxes and RE

At the end of November, FIC sent members’ comments on the three following laws to the Public Policy Secretariat: Draft Amendments on the PIT, Draft VAT Law and Draft Law on Expropriation. Deadlines were too short for agreeing on FIC positions; therefore, members’ comments were sent. FIC always advocates for adequate public debates and enough…

Mike Michel for Diplomacy & Commerce

Mike Michel for Diplomacy & Commerce

Harmonization with the EU is the key priority for facilitating the economic recovery of Serbia, FIC President Mike Michel said for Diplomacy & Commerce Magazine on March 10. “If we look specifically at SEE, the main destination for its export and source of investments in the EU and Serbia’s long-term recovery will surely depend on…

Mike Michel for Telegraf

Mike Michel for Telegraf

In an interview for Telegraf daily, FIC President Mike Michel drew attention to the important improvements needed in the business environment in Serbia. He said that while being aware of the challenges faced by the Government in the past year, FIC doesn’t change main expectations. Investors expect further acceleration of reforms, in other words continuing…

Mike Michel Interview for Economist

Mike Michel Interview for Economist

In an interview for the Economist Serbia published on December 15, FIC President Mike Michel promoted White Book 2020 and the FIC view on the measures taken to overcome the crisis and prospects for the economy in 2021. This media appearance came as part of the participation at the Economist Conference on December 15. FIC…

New Regulatory Officer

New Regulatory Officer

FIC has new Regulatory Officer Tanja Jovanovic who is engaged as of August 1. Tanja took responsibility for the 4 committees from Bojana Tomic-Brkusanin who left FIC to pursue her career in Digital Serbia. Tanja took responsibility for the following committees: Anti-Illicit Trade & Food, HR, Pharma Industry and Tax. Before joining FIC Tanja worked…

Next Steps on Digital Identity

Next Steps on Digital Identity

As a follow-up to FIC initiative on digitalization of financial services, FIC and mobile operators discussed with the authorities the possibility to enable mobile operators to issue the electronic identities to the citizens. Fruitful meeting held on March 3 brought important conclusions and enabled planning further steps in the cooperation with the institutions participating at…

Online Event “Year of COVID – Work Organization”

Online Event “Year of COVID – Work Organization”

We are pleased to announce that on April 13, FIC will organize an online open dialogue titled “Year of COVID – Work Organization” with the Ministry of Employment, Occupational Safety and Health Directorate and Labor Inspectorate. On this occasion, FIC members will have the opportunity to hear first-hand answers to their open questions that require…

Pharma Industry Committee leadership elected

Pharma Industry Committee leadership elected

Pharma Industry Committee re-elected leadership in electronic voting on October 15-16. Market Access Manager at Roche Serbia Radomir Cerovic was re-elected as President, while Public Affairs Country Head and Legal Representative for Serbia and Montenegro in Sanofi-Aventis d.o.o. Beograd Semir Attar was elected as Committee Vice President on a two-year mandate. We therefore use this…

PP on Bankruptcy Regulations

PP on Bankruptcy Regulations

On February 3, FIC sent to the Economy Ministry the Comments on Draft Changes of Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Trustee Licensing Agency Laws. Comments on the Draft Bankruptcy Law Changes concern primarily the following two areas: cancellation of the ban on enforcement on the property burdened by the security rights or real estate property lien; and…

PP on Draft Law on Electronic Invoicing

PP on Draft Law on Electronic Invoicing

On February 25, FIC sent to the Finance Ministry the comments on the Draft Law on Electronic Invoicing. Main comments address the following issues: lack of technical solutions and definitions of standards to be applied; need to additionally clarify the relation of the Draft with the VAT Law and Law on Accounting; unneeded additional data…