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Women Politicians Learn How to Push for Gender Equality in Political Processes
September 16, 2015

NOVI SAD - The first in a series of Women Leadership Academies (WLA) was organized by the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Novi Sad from September 16 – 19, 2015. Thirty five women politicians from seventeen political parties discussed gender representation and how to advocate for gender equality in policy processes.

Almost two hundred women politicians from more than thirty political parties in Serbia applied to participate in this year’s two academies in Novi Sad and Niš, and thirty-five of the best-ranked applicants participated in the Novi Sad academy.

“In Serbia, many women politicians want to progress in their careers, run for public office or learn more about gender equality. Through this project we want to help them achieve their goals. The Academy equips women in politics with the knowledge and skills they need to fight for the positions they deserve", said Mina Lazarević, Project Manager at the BFPE.

Ambassador Kirby visits Opportunity Bank in Subotica
April 15, 2015

The U.S. Ambassador to Serbia, Michael D. Kirby, visited Opportunity Bank’s Subotica branch office today.  During his visit, the Ambassador met with the bank’s management team and some of its clients.

Opening of Renovated Higher-, Basic-, and Misdemeanor Courts in Pirot
April 1, 2015

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, the Minister of Justice Nikola Selaković, the U.S. Ambassador to Serbia Michael D. Kirby, and the Norwegian Ambassador to Serbia Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, officially opened the newly renovated premises of the Higher, Basic and Misdemeanor Courts in Pirot. The President of the High Court Council and Supreme Court of Cassation as well as the Pirot Court Presidents will be in attendance.

March 27, 2015

 On March 27, 2015, Bar Association leaders and Justice-sector Civil Society representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Serbia came together for a two-day regional leadership conference. 

March 6, 2015

Belgrade, March 3, 2015 – The USAID Business Enabling Project welcomes the Government of Serbia’s decision to formally adopt the Inspections Oversight Bill. Over the past four years, USAID has been cooperating with Government of Serbia, line Ministries and inspectorates and the business community to draft the bill. This law will establish modern inspections oversight standards and introduce global and European best practices in this field.

January 28, 2015

By the end of March 2015, the Expert Group for Countering the Shadow Economy, headed by the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED), will prepare and propose measures to serve as a foundation for the adoption of the national program for countering the shadow economy.


Last updated: September 23, 2015

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