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Friday, February 10, 2017 - 6:00am

Belgrade, February 9, 2017 -  According to the results of the second public opinion survey on Serbian citizen attitudes towards the European migration and refugee crisis, 47 percent of  citizens have positive attitudes towards refugees and migrants, 34 percent have a negative attitude, while 18.5 percent are neutral.  

"In the six month period between the first and second survey, a large percentage of the surveyed population had direct contact with refugees or migrants. This explains why fewer respondents are undecided in their opinion, and slightly more now have a negative attitude towards refugees or migrants. Still, over 90 percent of respondents from municipalities in the south of Serbia continue to have positive attitudes towards refugees and migrants," said Mr. Mehdija Medović, Local Coordinator from Tutin, Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation

USAID and Opportunity Bank Serbia Increase Access to Finance for Small Businesses
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:30am

Šabac, June 21, 2016 – U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott, visited the Opportunity Bank Serbia’s (OBS) Sabac branch office to hear about OBS’s latest innovations to increase access to finance for small, rural businesses. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has supported OBS since 2002. OBS works to provide micro, rural, agro and small- and medium-enterprise (SME) lending to Serbian businesses that cannot obtain financial assistance from traditional banks.

Serbian Citizens Express Emphaty and Willingness to Help Refugees as Municipalities Join Forces to Respond to Crisis
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 3:15am

Belgrade – On Jun 20, 2016, the 15th official World Refugee Day, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), presented the results of the first public opinion survey on Serbian citizens’ attitudes towards the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis.

U.S. Ambassador Scott Meets Long-Time Disability Movement Activist
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 2:00pm

On May 10, 2016, Ambassador Kyle Randolph Scott met with Ms. Gordana Rajkov, President of the Center for Independent Living (CIL) Serbia and long-time disability movement activist, to discuss voters with disabilities’ participation in the April 2016 Serbian elections.  Last month’s election was the first time Serbia collected data about the accessibility of polling stations for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). 

Divac Foundation and USAID Bolster Serbian Response to European Migrant Crisis
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am

On April 6, the Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), launched an 18-month, $700.000 project to support and improve capabilities of select local communities, volunteer organizations, and civil society organizations. The project is a direct response to the current European migration crisis. The project will also help municipalities to develop strategies and structures to respond to future man-made and natural crises.

Presentation of the National Program for Countering the Shadow Economy Developed with USAID Support
Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 10:00am

BELGRADE – On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015, the Government of Serbia and NALED, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), have presented the National Program for Countering the Shadow Economy, adopted by the Government of Serbia on December 17, 2015.  Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić, U.S. Ambassador, Michael Kirby, German Ambassador, Axel Dittmann, and President of NALED's Managing Board Vladan Atanasijević opened the conference.

Local Disability Movement, the National Assembly and USAID Partner to Improve the Position of Persons with Disabilities in Serbi
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 12:00pm

Belgrade - On December 22, 2015, Ambassador, Michael D. Kirby; the Speaker of the Parliament, Maja Gojković; the Minister of Labor, Employment, Veteran, Disability and Social Issues, Aleksandar Vulin; and the Director of the Center for Independent Living, Gordana Rajkov; launched the Strengthening the Political Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Serbia project.  The 18-month project will be implemented in cooperation with the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

Ambassador Kirby to Open Ozone Jeans Finishing Facility in Novi Pazar
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 8:45am

On December 18, 2015, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby, the Mayor of Novi Pazar Meho Mahmutović, and Assistant Minister for SME at the Ministry of Economy Katarina Obradović-Jovanović, formally opened the ozone jeans finishing facility in Novi Pazar.   

In June 2015, USAID Serbia supported six Novi Pazar denim producers that employ more than 400 workers and export to international markets, to establish an association called PRO-DENIM, and jointly use the ozone-based technology for jeans finishing.

USAID-Supported Business from Prokuplje Exports Traditional Frozen Serbian Pies to the United States
Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 8:45am

On December 17, Ambassador Michael D. Kirby visited the Hera company, a family owned business producing frozen baked goods, and met with its owners Vesna and Zoran Jevtović. Thanks to its collaboration with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Embassy, the company has been able to acquire required certification, expand its markets and increase exports. In September 2015, Hera began exporting its products to the U.S. market.

USAID’s Business Enabling Project Announces Results of Fifth Annual Serbian Business Survey
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:15am

USAID’s Business Enabling Project (BEP) today released the results of its fifth annual Serbian Business Survey. The survey, which reflects 1,000 Serbian businesses’ opinions on the state of Serbia’s business environment, showed that recent reforms are making it easier for them to operate.

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