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Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 8:00am

BELGRADE – Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, President of the Supreme Court of Cassation Chief Justice Dragomir Milojević, and Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković took part in a ceremony to mark the end of the USAID Separation of Powers Program (SPP) worth USD 12 million. The USAID SPP lasted six years and worked closely with the High Court Council, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, the Supreme Court of Cassation, and partner courts on improving court and case efficiency, building financial independence, and increasing transparency.

Since 2009, the USAID SPP in Serbia has worked successfully with courts around the country to improve court efficiency and increase transparency in a variety of ways.  At the national level, the USAID SPP worked with the National Assembly, the High Court Council, and the Supreme Court of Cassation to increase financial independence and improve budgeting and financial management.  The USAID SPP has also developed national policies for court efficiency and the harmonization of jurisprudence and launched comprehensive websites for each institution. 

Ambassador Kirby Visits Niš Cluster of Advanced Technologies
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 8:00am

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby attended the Niš Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Cluster Academy graduation ceremony today and also visited Ates Soft, a member of the Niš Cluster of Advanced Technologies (NiCAT).

USAID Business Survey Finds Slightly Improved Business Environment Burdened by Administrative Procedures and Lack of Capital
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 10:00am

USAID’S fourth annual survey of 1,000 Serbian businesses found that Serbian executives believe the business environment in Serbia has improved slightly during 2014, though lengthy and expensive regulatory procedures and reduced access to bank finance continue to harm their companies' competitiveness. 

17 CSOs Empowered to Advance Serbia’s Path toward the EU
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:15am

Representatives from 17 civil society organizations presented their progress and key achievements made through the Civil Society Forward (CSF) program as well as their future plans to assist and speed up Serbia`s accession to the EU. Civil Society Forward was a two-year, USD 7.75 million program implemented by the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and Trag Foundation and supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

New Business Hub Supports Tech Entrepreneurs
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - 10:45am

 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Hub, a business incubator for technological entrepreneurs, officially opened on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

 

 

Youth Need Quality Local Services
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 11:00am

The event "Youth Workers in a Youth Club:  From Idea to Implementation - Young People are OK" was organized today by the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), National Association of Youth Workers (NAPOR), UNICEF and USAID. 

Ambassador Kirby Visits Regional Agriculture Education Center in Sombor
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 10:30am

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby visited the Regional Agriculture Education Center and Agriculture Extension Service’s crop-testing fields in Sombor today.  The Center was established in August, 2014 to help farmers acquire new skills and knowledge that increase productivity and product quality.  Producers will also learn how to introduce new crop varieties and apply modern farming technology.

With support from USAID/OFDA and ECHO, Mercy Corps and UniCredit Bank team up to provide flood relief
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 10:00am

Through funding provided by USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), a total of 3,090 households will have the opportunity to start renovating their homes and small businesses over the next three months.  As part of these efforts, Mercy Corps has recently delivered UniCredit bank gift cards to families affected by the May floods in both Sabac and Koceljeva. 

Supreme Court Of Cassation Launches Website And Information Desk
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00pm

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.

Ambassador Kirby and Minister of Defense Gasic Emphasize Importance of Anti-Corruption Efforts in Security Sector
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 10:00am

Ambassador Michael D. Kirby and Minister of Defense Bratislav Gasić highlighted the importance of strengthening anti-corruption efforts in the security sector at the conference on the Partnership for Integrity in the Security Sector in Serbia organized by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) today.

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Last updated: November 19, 2014

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