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 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’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.
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).
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Hub, a business incubator for technological entrepreneurs, officially opened on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.
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 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.
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.
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.
Last updated: February 03, 2015