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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 9:45am

LESKOVAC – 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.

“The innovations coming out of this research and development facility will increase the food processing sector's competitiveness and boost sales,” said Azza El Abd, the USAID/Serbia Mission Director.   

For the development of a new product, food processors previously needed to use large samples to test products, which substantially increased the cost of product development. The new facility will support all stages of product development, from idea generation, through concept development, to the production of trial samples in small batches. Also, the plant’s capacity will expand to include other sectors of food processing, apart from confectionary and bakery product lines.

Close Out Ceremony for USAID Separation of Powers Program
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 8:00am

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.

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.

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