American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia (AmCham) expresses concern due to the violation of the principle of predictability of the business environment in the process of passing the Law on Compensations for Use of Public Goods, which was adopted by the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia on December 7, 2018.
The Forum for Responsible Business (FOP) celebrated on Friday, December 7th, 10 years of work and efforts to bring together the public, private and civil sector in creating a better society. During the gala dinner celebrating this jubilee, under the slogan “TEN YEARS FIRST”, companies were awarded the awards for their contribution to the development of socially responsible business in Serbia.
Our projects are mainly strategic and as such it takes several years for them to be fully realized. However, I am proud to say that over this period we have already achieved some great improvements for the whole society. In education, we can now say that every fifth grader is learning to code as part of mandatory education – this fact is a real game-changer and puts Serbia high on the European map.
The Embassy of Romania supported the Karate Klub Diplomatik (KKDiplomatik) end of year event, where children from Belgrade’s diplomatic and international community demonstrate and compete together with children from Sopot (mostly from defavorized areas) in a karate show and sports fight (around 100 children and their parents).
Total Serbia is committed to creating conditions for increased traffic safety and announces the continuation of last year’s socially responsible campaign “On the Road to the Safety of Children in Traffic”, which will be implemented this year even more intensively. The aim of this campaign is to draw the attention of the citizens of the Republic of Serbia to the need for additional education of the youngest generations in relation to traffic safety. This year, one of the sponsors is Hutchinson d.o.o. from Ruma, which belongs to Total Group and which employs over 1,000 people in its rubber production plant in Serbia.
It was an extraordinary honour for me to accept the appointment of the honorary consul of Serbia in Slovenia. Personally, I see this additional diplomatic function as an added value to my regular activities during which I will try to identify and promote the opportunities of improving the relations between the Republic of Serbia and Slovenia.
As an Honorary Consul, our interlocutor stands at the disposal of companies, citizens and organizations from Serbia, as well as all other countries that are interested in any form of investments or business activity in Slovenia.
The official visit of the Slovenian President, Borut Pahor in January next year and the economic gathering that will be held on that occasion will create opportunities for setting the bar even higher in terms of the already excellent Serbian-Slovenian economic cooperation. Digitization and and startups are new segments we can cooperate on.
I remained enchanted by Mexican culture and art for all times. My entire artistic endeavour and creative work has been driven by the need to simultaneously promote Mexican culture in Serbia and our culture in Mexico.
Bojana Vunturišević is Serbian singer-songwriter. She was previously lead singer of the Belgrade-based rock band Svi na pod!. In 2017, she successfully launched her solo career by releasing debut album Daljine.