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Supreme Court Of Cassation Launches Website And Information Desk
September 18, 2014

BELGRADE – In a ceremony to promote increased transparency and openness of courts, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Supreme Court Chief Justice Dragomir Milojević’s opened the Supreme Court of Cassation’s new information desk and officially launched its website on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in the main hall of the Supreme Court of Cassation building.

The USAID Separation of Powers Program (SPP) and the Supreme Court of Cassation signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2014 promising cooperation on a number of initiatives, including the National Backlog Reduction Plan, website development, and the launch of an information desk at the court building.  While the information desk and the new website are the most visible examples of USAID’s assistance, with SPP’s support, the Supreme Court has also taken the lead on several policy initiatives, including electronic filing pilot programs in three courts, harmonizing court practices, and better use of case management and financial data.  

Civic Initiatives’ Closing Ceremony Showcases Two Year Results
September 12, 2014

The closing ceremony for the Empowered Youth for Positive Changes in South Serbia and Sandžak project was held today at Cultural Center Grad.

USAID Disburses one-time Financial Assistance to Vulnerable Families whose Livelihoods were Destroyed in Recent Floods
August 28, 2014

 In Obrenovac, the neediest families have received a pre-loaded gift card for $330 issued by UniCredit Bank and intended for the reconstruction of their households. The gift cards may be used without any conditions – the recipients determine their needs and priorities - at ATMs or anywhere that accepts Mastercard debit cards. Though the gift card may not cover all of their needs, it will certainly help jumpstart the recovery process.

Azza El-Abd Sworn In As Mission Director for Serbia
August 27, 2014

Washington, D.C. - Azza El-Abd was sworn in today as the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Mission Director for Serbia.  USAID Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Paige Alexander administered the oath.

As Mission Director for Serbia, Ms. El-Abd will be responsible for managing USAID’s program with the objective of supporting Serbia’s efforts to strengthen democratic practices and institutions, increase economic growth, and improve the quality of education.

South Serbia Youth and Entrepreneurs Recognized for Participation in YouthBuild Program
July 10, 2014

Bujanovac – United States Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, Predrag Ranić, Head of Caritas Luxembourg Mission in Serbia, and Maja Stojanović, Executive Director at Civic Initiatives, awarded certificates to the third generation of participants in the YouthBuild program in South Serbia.  Municipal representatives also distributed letters of recognition to thirty local entrepreneurs for their participation and support. 

E-Learning Program Benefits Local Economic Development
June 23, 2014

BELGRADE – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, Deputy Prime Minister Kori Udovički and President of the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) Zoran Perišić presented certificates to 61 officials from 22 municipalities throughout Serbia today.  These local officials successfully finished the e-learning program whose goal was to gain the knowledge and skills needed to better manage economic development in their communities, attract new local and foreign investments, and create jobs.

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Last updated: September 18, 2014

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