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Swedish event: Doing Business in the Western Balkans

Events and Seminars Posted on Thu, April 30, 2015 12:26:00

The event “Doing Business in the Western Balkans: Investments, Suppliers & Trade” will present suppliers’ database and outsourcing opportunities in manufacturing and ICT industry in Republic of Serbia, Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. If you are a machinery or equipment manufacturer or supplier, or involved within ICT technologies, this is a seminar you don’t want to miss. The event is created to provide attendees with a full understanding of the Western Balkan supplier’s network and outsourcing potentials.

Throughout the event, there will be formal presentations from governmental representatives and case studies from the Swedish companies that already have established successful business in the Western Balkans. Panel discussion embracing country representatives, will offer participants learning opportunity through the engaging and interactive session.

The event is jointly organized by the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Embassy of Republic of Macedonia, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia, Chamber of Commerce of East Sweden, and Serbian Swedish Business Council, in collaboration with Mjärdevi Science Park.

The event, which is free of charge, will take place at Mjärdevi Science Park, Teknikringen 10, 583 30 Linköping May 22 and start at 09.00. More information and how to register here.



Serbia and Sweden sign agreement on development cooperation

Serbia Posted on Thu, April 30, 2015 11:41:09

Serbia’s Minister without portfolio in charge of European integration Jadranka Joksimovic and Swedish Ambassador to Belgrade Christer Asp on 23 April signed the Agreement between Serbia and Sweden on development cooperation for the 2014-2020 period.

After the signing of this document in the Serbian government, Joksimovic explained that over the next five years, Sweden will allocate €12 million annually for development programmes and projects relating to democracy, human rights and the improvement of the environment in Serbia. Serbia’s European path aims to improve the lives of citizens, she repeated, and pointed out that Sweden is a true example of the rule of law and respect for all human rights and minority rights.

Sweden is also one of the largest bilateral donors to Serbia, which is why our country should continue to have Sweden as a role model for reforms, Joksimovic underlined.
According to her, since 2000 Sweden has given grants to Serbia in a total amount of €210 million.

Asp explained that the agreement signed aims to identify priority areas in which Swedish development assistance will be implemented, noting that it is very important for the Swedish government as it confirms the excellent cooperation between the two countries to date.

The agreement also validates Sweden’s commitment to helping Serbia develop and become a better place for its citizens, he said and added that the projects that will be implemented will facilitate Serbia’s entry into the EU.
We will walk by your side until the day Serbia becomes a full EU member, Asp stated reports the Government. (Balkan.com)