Whether waiting in a frantic emergency room after an accident, or at a routine medical check-up, patients everywhere look for relief, understanding and timely assistance from their doctors. Serbia is no different. However, its health care system suffers from underfunding, poor management and a high public perception of corruption.
Serbia’s new Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers went into effect in June 2015. One year later, Marija Beretka won a whistleblowing case against her employer, marking the first court ruling in a full lawsuit under the new law.
Statistics are grim for the victims of domestic violence in Serbia. In , died in cases of domestic violence. Since the beginning of , women have been killed and ,have contacted the helpline of the Counseling Against Family Violence, a civil society organization that provides support for victims.In 2013, 76 people died in cases of domestic violence—45 of those were women and five were children. Since the beginning of 2014, 11 women have been killed and as many as 1,883 have contacted the helpline of the Counseling Against Family Violence, a civil society organization that provides support for victims.
The Serbian Government has made strides in supporting LGBTI rights, most visibly by permitting the Belgrade Pride Parade to take place in 2014 and 2015. The recent parades were largely peaceful, in stark contrast to several previous years when threats of violence caused the event’s cancellation. Though the recent parades were successful for the most part, a number of issues still exist.
Despite tremendous growth in ICT (information and communication technology) across the world, many Serbian companies have been slow to adopt ICT solutions like websites for product marketing and sales.
Last updated: February 27, 2017