Belgrade, June 2013 – The USAID Business Enabling Project (BEP) today released a guide to streamline Serbia's construction permitting process by eliminating unnecessary government agency clearances, establishing one-stop shops, adopting a computerized platform, and introducing risk-based construction permitting.
Minister of Construction and Urbanism Velimir Ilić and U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby both voiced their support for construction permit reforms.
Belgrade, June 2013 – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Agency for Regional Development (NARD) launched the Private Sector Development Project to strengthen private sector firms in 12 economically depressed South and Southwest Serbian municipalities.
BELGRADE, June 2013 – USAID's Civil Society Forward named nine core partners and introduced two preselected grantees to build long-term democratic and social reforms in Serbia by strengthening the capacity of civil society organizations (CSOs).
Belgrade, March 2013 – The "shadow economy," in which businesses are avoiding taxes and skirting regulations, has decreased less in Serbia than in 11 Central and Eastern European countries, according to the most comprehensive study of its kind to be conducted in Serbia during the past 15 years.
Belgrade, February 2013 - A group of food producers from Southwest Serbia opened Belgrade's first halal shop with support provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Serbia's Office of Development of Underdeveloped Regions.
U.S. Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, Serbian Minister without a Portfolio Sulejman Ugljanin, Serbian Halal Agency Director Mustafa Jusufspahić, and "Keepers of Tradition" President Murat Zornić inaugurated the shop, which features goods from 11 food producers from Southwestern Serbia.
Last updated: March 13, 2014