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Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:45am

VRŠAC – On June 12, 2015, the Mayor of Vršac Čedomir Živković, the U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, and the President of the NALED Managing Board Vladan Atanasijević attended a ceremony to mark the completion of the first phase in the redevelopment of the former “Army Club" Brownfield Site in Vršac.

During the past months, with U.S. Government and NALED support, this abandoned and unused building complex of the former Army Club has begun to be transformed into an inspirational space for the public and entrepreneurs to boost the municipality’s tourist and cultural offerings.

“The United States Government and NALED have chosen to support this project because we believe that renewed public spaces can completely change the landscape of cities and municipalities. Innovatively transformed locations have the potential to become landmarks, generate investments, and open new jobs,” said Ambassador Michael D. Kirby.

USAID Recognizes Nine New Partners in Development
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 5:45am

Belgrade – On Tuesday, June 9, during a reception at the Ambassador's residence, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and United States Agency for International Development Mission Director Azza El-Abd recognized nine new partner organizations, from the civil society and private sector, that have been awarded direct grants by USAID.  

Public Education Campaign on the Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers Launched
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 10:00am

Belgrade - At a press conference on June 3, 2015, USAID’s Judicial Reform and Government Accountability Project and the Ministry of Justice launched an educational outreach campaign for the new Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers.  It serves to educate the public on important concepts under the new Law that incorporates added protection mechanisms to shield whistleblowers from retaliation.

USAID Launches Major New Civil Society Grant opportunity
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 10:00am

On Friday, April 24, approximately 50 people from civil society organizations throughout Serbia attended USAID's post-solicitation conference for its newly announced Annual Program Statement, Serbian Civil Society Partners.  Through this second APS - which is essentially a standing, year-long call for proposals - USAID Serbia is soliciting applications from local NGOs to support democratic and economic development. USAID expects most grants to be in the range of $200-300,000 and be operational for a period of approximately two years.

Pilot Plant for New Food Product Development Opens in Leskovac
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:45am

On April 22, 2015, the USAID Mission Director Azza El-Abd and Mayor of Leskovac Goran Cvetanovic opened a pilot plant for new food product development at the Food Technology Park (FTP) in Leskovac. USAID provided $90,000 for the establishment of pilot plant, to enable food processors to develop new and improved products in a cost-efficient way.

USAID and the Ana And Vlade Divac Foundation Launch new Divac Youth Fund Project
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 10:00am

 On April 21, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and USAID formally launched a new two-year Divac Youth funds project that will support youth projects in nine municipalities. What makes this project unique is that the project funds are managed by youth who decide about the priorities in their local communities.  

Ambassador Kirby visits Opportunity Bank in Subotica
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:00am

The U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Michael D. Kirby, visited Opportunity Bank’s Subotica branch office today.  During his visit, the Ambassador met with the bank’s management team and some of its clients.

Opening of Renovated Higher-, Basic-, and Misdemeanor Courts in Pirot
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 10:00am

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković, the U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael D. Kirby, and the Norwegian Ambassador to Serbia Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, officially opened the newly renovated premises of the Higher, Basic and Misdemeanor Courts in Pirot. The President of the High Court Council and Supreme Court of Cassation as well as the Pirot Court Presidents will be in attendance.

Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:00am

 On March 27, 2015, Bar Association leaders and Justice-sector Civil Society representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia came together for a two-day regional leadership conference. 

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 4:15am

Belgrade, March 3, 2015 – The USAID Business Enabling Project welcomes the Government of Serbia’s decision to formally adopt the Inspections Oversight Bill. Over the past four years, USAID has been cooperating with Government of Serbia, line Ministries and inspectorates and the business community to draft the bill. This law will establish modern inspections oversight standards and introduce global and European best practices in this field.

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Last updated: June 19, 2015

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