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THE COMPETITION FOR CO-FINANCING THE PROJECTS IN THE FIELD OF TRANSLATION OF REPRESENTATIVE WORKS OF SERBIAN LITERATURE

The Ministry of Culture and Information of the Republic of Serbia has launched a Competition for co-financing the projects in the field of translation of representative works of Serbian literature abroad in 2021. More information about the Competition can be found HERE:


Non-working days at the Embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm will be closed on Wednesday, 6 January and Thursday, 7 January 2021 in observance of  Christmas celebrations. The consular section of the Embassy will be opened only for urgent matters.


Non-working days at the Embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm will be closed on Thursday, 31 December 2020 and on Friday, 1 January 2021 in observance of New Year celebrations. The consular section of the Embassy will be opened only for urgent matters.


Non-working days at the Embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm will be closed for clients on Thursday, 24 December 2020 and on Friday, 25 December 2020, in observance of Christmas celebrations. The consular section of the Embassy will be opened only for urgent matters.


Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia of 15 December 2020 on new measures regarding the suppression of the COVID-19 pandemic

All information can be found at the link HERE:


J. Joksimović and Roth on Serbia’s negotiations and new methodology

Minister of European Integration Jadranka Joksimović has held a video meeting today with Michael Roth, the Minister of State for Europe at the German Federal Foreign Office. They have discussed the current epidemiological situation in the two countries and the EU, as well as Serbia’s European integration process.

Joksimović and Roth have also talked about the issues related to the EU’s internal situation, particularly regarding the new seven-year budget, the place and the future of the enlargement policy and the Western Balkans, notably about all aspects of Serbia’s accession process, challenges and expectations from the new methodology, which should bring a faster negotiation process that would be better monitored and directed under stronger political steering.

Joksimović has particularly informed Roth about the fact that the Government of Serbia prepared a concrete implementation plan for the first negotiation cluster on the rule of law, which comprises five rule-of-law chapters that have already been opened, adding that the realisation of the plan has already begun.

“This serious implementation plan includes a repeated initiative sent to the National Assembly for the adoption of constitutional amendments, the adoption of the Action Plan for the implementation of the Media Strategy, as well as the Working Group on monitoring the implementation of the Action Plan and the Working Group on journalist safety and protection”, said Joksimović, according to the press release published by the Ministry of European Integration.

She has also stressed that GRECO recommendations for the fight against corruption have been published in a transparent way, and that further actions will be taken in line with them.

She has further presented all other important segments of Serbia’s reform policy in all six clusters, including Green Agenda, digitisation, Economic and Investment Plan for the WB, and stable and sound macroeconomic indicators, stressing that, therefore, this year, Serbia has again undeniably demonstrated that it deeply and substantively participates in key EU policies and that it is a credible European country.

Joksimović has emphasised that Serbia understands that the EU and member states will need some more time to define the application of the new methodology to Serbia’s negotiation process, and that it is therefore important to maintain a constant and open dialogue so as to direct the process in line with the new methodology.

She has expressed regret that conclusions on enlargement have not been adopted this year and that, consequently, the political Intergovernmental Conference with Serbia has not been held during the German presidency.

On the other hand, the Minister has expressed belief that the upcoming Stabilisation and Association Council will offer an opportunity to discuss all political and economic aspects of Serbia’s process at the highest level.

Roth has thanked Minister Joksimović for the information and issues she shared, as well as for Serbia’s proactive approach regarding reforms and active acceptance of the new methodology.

He has underlined that Germany supports Serbia and the enlargement policy, particularly welcoming all significant steps that the new Serbian Government has already taken, especially regarding cluster 1 – rule of law, where he stressed that they are an important and positive signal for Serbia’s European path.

He has agreed with Minister Joksimović about the need to urgently define the application of the new methodology to countries that are already in the accession process, where clusters of European policies and Serbia’s participation therein become an instrument for measuring progress in the accession process.

He has conveyed that Germany will advocate the holding of the political Intergovernmental Conference with Serbia in the first half of 2021.

The interlocutors have particularly discussed the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, agreeing that it represents another proof that the European Union gives strategic importance to a stable and sustainable development of the region, particularly in difficult circumstances of curbing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joksimović has thanked Minister Roth for Germany’s long-term and concrete assistance to Serbia’s European integration, not only at the political level, but also through providing development assistance for financing reform projects, and successful strategic investments that have created a significant number of new jobs.

The interlocutors have also agreed that it is extremely important that, through the COVAX Facility, Serbia has ensured that its access to vaccines procured by the EU will be almost simultaneous with the EU member states’ access.

Source: Tanjug


STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

On the occasion of 10 December, the international Human Rights Day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia reaffirms its commitment to the principles and values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on this day in 1948.

The principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have been the foundation for the development of international law in this field, and of the international system for the promotion and protection of human rights, as a unique achievement of modern civilization. It is incumbent upon us today to safeguard and strengthen the international system ensuring respect for human rights, to develop human rights standards, control the implementation of commitments, and also to continue cooperating with international and regional institutions on the protection of human rights.

Serbia is fully committed to the universal values of human rights and implementing in practice the international legal instruments relating to human rights. Our continued cooperation with the Human Rights Council mechanisms in the framework of the United Nations, with the Council of Europe and the mechanisms of the OSCE human dimension, represents an important segment of activities carried out by all state authorities, thus demonstrating our consistent commitment to the implementation of international human rights standards.

The international Human Rights Day is an opportunity to point out once again that Serb and other non-Albanian population is being deprived of its rights in Kosovo and Metohija and to call again on the international community to ensure the respect for the guaranteed international human rights norms and contribute to creating conditions for the return of internally displaced persons and giving them back their usurped property.  


President meets the ambassadors of the EU member states accredited to Serbia and the head of the European Union Delegation

The President of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić met today the ambassadors of EU Member States accredited to Serbia and the Head of the EU Delegation Sem Fabrizi in the Palace of Serbia, to talk to them about topics such as dynamics of the accession negotiations between Serbia and EU, stability in the region, regional projects, as well as the Economic and Investment Plan presented by the European Commission together with the Enlargement package.

President Vučić once again confirmed that cooperation with the European Union and fully-fledged membership of Serbia remain one of the key foreign policy priorities of our country. He particularly emphasised that in this respect Serbia is honestly dedicated to further and deeper reforms, approaching them with responsibility and seriousness, and that it tries to adopt and apply the best practice through cooperation with institutions of the EU and its member states.

"Serbia will continue being dedicated to the promotion of peace and stability in the region, by improving bilateral relations with neighbours, and by strengthening regional cooperation while respecting all concluded agreements", President Vučić stated, adding that the European future of the Western Balkans is of utmost importance for both stability of the entire region and security and further prosperity of the EU.

Ambassadors pointed out that declarations on the common regional market and the Western Balkans green agenda, which were signed by Serbia and all leaders of the region, received a warm welcome in Brussels and EU Member Stated, and that good and solid connectivity and integration of the region largely facilitates the cooperation of the very Union with the Western Balkans in all areas of joint interest.

"As much as 70% of foreign investments come from the countries whose representatives are sitting here today", Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi said, adding that Serbia can rest assured the EU will continue supporting and investing in the Serbian economy. While Covid-19 has put all economies under stress, Serbian economy has resisted and proved its resilience.  With the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans, the EU will remain Serbia's strongest partner for economic recovery which will support infrastructures, green and digital transition. We welcome the announced reforms in the areas of rule of law, including judiciary reforms and media freedom. This is precisely the base for acceleration of the accession process and we encourage the new government to keep working and implementing in this direction", Fabrizi said.

President Vučić pointed out that Serbia highly appreciates that the EU, despite numerous challenges it is facing has managed to preserve the enlargement issue on its agenda, especially through the recent adoption of a new, changed methodology of the negotiation process.

"In this respect, we expect from the EU that Serbia's accession negotiation dynamics follows and values our reform efforts", President Vučić said pointing out that Serbia is ready to continue working with its European partners on implementation of the reforms and numerous joint projects.

President Vučić particularly noted that Serbia welcomes the Economic and investment plan presented by the EC together with the Enlargement package, and expressed our country's readiness to continue working with the partners in the region on the implementation of this Plan so as to improve the economic potential of the region and achieve better infrastructure connection, which would bring us closer to the single European market.

"In this context, we hope the Multiannual financial framework 2021-2027 will be adopted soon, because that will mean a possibility to use funds designed for reform implementation in Serbia and in the region", President Vučić said, reiterating that Serbia remains on its European path with an honest faith in cooperation with the European partners.

"2020 has been an extremely difficult year for all, especially the impact of COVID–19. When I look at new Government's commitment to implement reforms, the Economic and Investment Plan of the EU, the new methodology and increased cooperation to fight COVID-19, I see 2021 with a much more favourable perspective for progressing the enlargement", Fabrizi concluded.

President Vučić also pointed out that Serbia is prepared to work intensively with the EU Member States on finding an adequate response to the new challenges, such as COVID-19 pandemic.

Belgrade, 8th December 2020


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Wednesday, 11 November 2020 in observance of Armistice Day.


The Government of the Kingdom of Sweden has decided to introduce a temporary entry ban to Sweden for the citizens of the Republic of Serbia. The decision will apply until 22 December 2020.

The Swedish Government has decided on 17 July 2020 that the citizens of Serbia and Montenegro are not allowed to entry the Kingdom of Sweden due to Covid-19. The Decision has taken effect on 19 July 2020 and it will apply until 22 December 2020, when there will be a possibility for its reconsideration. 


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Friday, 19 June 2020 in observance of Midsummer Day. The consular section of the Embassy will be opened only for urgent matters.


THE TEMPORARY BAN ON ENTRY INTO THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA HAS BEEN ABOLISHED

The Government of the Republic of Serbia passed the Decision on termination of the Decision on closing all border crossings for entry into the Republic of Serbia, as well as the Decision on amendments to the Decision on declaring the disease COVID - 19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 infectious disease.

With the mentioned decisions, which entry into force today, 22 May, 2020, all border crossings of the Republic of Serbia have been opened and from today function in the usual regime for all categories of Serbian and foreign citizens.
Epidemiological measures for all categories of Serbian and foreign citizens have been abolished. Instead of previous measures (home isolation and the obligation to have a negative PCR test), passengers will be given a written notice, during passport control - a health warning about the measures to be followed to prevent the spread infectious diseases of COVID-19.


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Thursday, 21 May 2020 in observance of the Ascension Day. The consular section of the Embassy will be opened only for urgent matters.


Non-working days at the Embassy


The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed from Friday, 17 April until Monday, 20 April 2020 and on Friday, 1 May in observance of Easter and International Labour Day.


INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SWEDISH MIGRATION OFFICE IN CASES OF EXCEEDING A PERMITTED RESIDENCE IN SWEDEN

To see the Swedish Migration Office Guidelines for overstaying in Sweden, please click HERE

 


Non-working days at the Embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia  will be closed for services with clients Friday 10th of April and Monday 13th of April 2020 in observance of Eastern holidays.


DIGITIAL CONTENTS – SERBIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS 2020

Digital contents – Serbian cultural institutions 2020, press HERE 


COVID-19 virus

IMPORTANT NOTICE!


In order to combat the spread of infectious disease caused by the COVID-19 virus, the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm informs all citizens of the Republic of Serbia residing in the jurisdiction of this diplomatic-consular mission that work with the visitors shall be limited to emergencies only, starting from 17 March 2020 until further notice.
Working on biometric acquisition, applying for a new passport and handing over travel documents are limited to emergencies, too.
In case of emergency, citizens are kindly requested to contact us by e-mail konzul.rs@telia.com as well as by the telephone number of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm.


This measure will remain in force for as long as the risk of infection persists, and the public will be informed once it is not implemented any more through the website of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm.


In accordance with the recommendations of the Government of the Republic of Serbia we kindly ask citizens who live and work in Sweden or Latvia to postponed traveling to the Republic of Serbia, which are not necessary. Please note that to all Serbian citizens that are coming from abroad will be given the mandatory self-isolation (14 or 28 days). Dual citizens  can enter the Republic of Serbia only with a valid passport of the Republic of Serbia or travel document of the Republic of Serbia.


Information about the measures taken by the Republic of Serbia in order to prevent the spread of infection with the virus Covide -19 you can find on sajtu Vlade Republike Srbije i Ministarstva zdravlja Republike Srbije.

Thank you for your understanding.
 


Reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia, Stockholm, February 18, 2020

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the Kingdom of Sweden has organized a reception to celebrate the National Day of the Republic of Serbia, on the 18th of February, at the European House - the headquarters of the EU Delegation in Stockholm. The event was attended by 207 guests, including representatives of the Swedish institutions, headed by the First Deputy Speaker of the Riksdag Ms. Åsa Lindestam and General Director for EU at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Ms. Helen Eduards, diplomatic corps, Serbian Orthodox Church and Serbian diaspora (members of associations and clubs in Stockholm and Gothenburg, businessmen and artists).
After performance of the Swedish and Serbian anthems, Ambassador Momčilović has opened the ceremony. The Ambassador has briefly recalled the history of Serbian-Swedish diplomatic relations, which this year marks the 103rd anniversary of its establishment, with a focus on situation in the Western Balkans region and current bilateral cooperation, visits of Serbian officials to Stockholm over the past year and the expectation of continued successful cooperation through the organization of high-level visits of the Swedish officials to Belgrade in the upcoming period.
As in previous years, this year reception on the occasion of the Statehood Day was a good opportunity to gather and exchange views with representatives of the Serbian diaspora coming from different parts of Sweden.


The XXII International Drawing and Painting Competition Joy of Europe

City Administration of Belgrade – Secretariat for Culture and Children’s Cultural Centre Belgrade are organizing The XXII International Drawing and Painting Competition Joy of Europe.

The competition is open to individuals, preschools, schools, children’s art studios, children’s cultural centres and similar children’s institutions and associations. Competition is open to all children from 4 to 18 years of age. The topic is free. Works must be original and done without any help, created in 2019 or 2020, and never shown at another international competition or exhibition. Submitted works will not be returned. Deadline for submissions is July 1st, 2020

Send your works to the following address:
Dečji kulturni centar Beograd, Takovska 8, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Application and further information can be fined
 

https://www.dkcb.rs/radost-evrope/radost-evrope-likovni-konkurs/


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Monday, 17 February 2020 in observance of National Day of the Republic of Serbia. The consular section of the Embassy will be opened only for urgent matters.


Ambassador Momcilovic's participation in the event dedicated to Swedish composer Bellman, Stockholm, February 3, 2020.

The lecture, accompanied by concert dedicated to one of the Swedish most famous composer Carl Michael Bellman, was held in the overfull hall of the Swedish Royal Academy, on 3 February. It was about a prominent Swedish artist  from the 18th century who, in addition to composing classical music pieces, was also their performer on the lute.
During the artistic part of the program, when Bellman's compositions were played, a diplomatic trio has performed, including Christian Schoenenberger, piano (Swiss ambassador), Dragan Momčilović, classical guitar (ambassador of Serbia) and Bernard Graf, violin (husband of the Austrian ambassador). Diplomatic trio was followed by Charlotta Huldt, distinguished Swedish opera singer. They played five Bellman's compositions, which were warmly welcomed by the Swedish audience.
Nevertheless, more than two centuries ago, Bellman himself performed in the hall of the Swedish Royal Academy, and every year this prestigious venue is the center of a gathering of Nobel laureates who make their opening keynote speeches.


NATIONAL BANK OF SERBIA - FINANCIAL GUIDE FOR RETURNEES

 

For more informations, please click here: https://www.nbs.rs/internet/latinica/20/plp/finansijski_vodic_za_povratnike.pdf


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Wednesday, 1 January and on Thursday, 2 January 2020 due to New Year holidays. The consular section of the Embassy will be opened only for urgent matters.


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Tuesday, 24 December, Wednesday, 25 December and Thursday, 26 December 2019 as well on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 due to Christmas celebrations. The consular section of the Embassy will be opened only for urgent matters.


Visit of the Minister of Environmental Protection Goran Trivan to Stockholm, 25-26 November 2019.

Minister of the Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia Goran Trivan paid a visit to the Kingdom of Sweden, 25-26 November 2019, during which he met with the Swedish Minister for the Environment and Climate and Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lövin, Director General of the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Björn Risinger and Director General of the Swedish Chemicals Agency Per Ängquist. Also, the delegation of the Serbian Ministry of Environmental Protection held a meeting with the Deputy Director for Europe and Latin America at the Swedish Agency for International Development Cooperation Christina Hartler.
During the talks, it has been confirmed that Serbia and Sweden have good bilateral relations and that both countries are dedicated to develop even closer cooperation on environmental issues. At the meeting with Minister Lövin, Minister Goran Trivan has presented the activities and results of the work of the Ministry in the context of preparations for the opening of Chapter 27 (Environment) within the process of Serbia's accession towards the EU. Swedish Minister Isabella Lövin has positively assessed Serbia's achievements in improving the environment, expressing support for further efforts in this area as well as for the realization of Serbia's European perspective. At meetings with the representatives of the competent Swedish agencies, it has been concluded that opportunities for strengthening Serbian-Swedish cooperation in the field of environmental protection exist within the framework of the implementation of actuel projects in Serbia, mainly for waste water treatment and municipal waste management, but also of the new projects on a regional, national and local level.


STOCKHOLM: Literary evening dedicated to Peter Handke

Literary evening dedicated to Peter Handke, winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature, took place at the  Pygméteatern in Stockholm, on the 4th of November 2019. The event was organized by Jelena Mila, founder of Stockholm's "New Balkan Film Festival - BaNeFF". Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the Kingdom of Sweden has also supported and cooperated in realization of this project.
During this literary gathering called "Poem to Duration", Jelena Mila, who is also a dramatic artist, read fragments from Handke's works in Serbian and Swedish languages, accompanied by concert soloist Ljubica Sekulic (Bach's compositions for viola).
After this literary evening attended mostly by representatives of the Serbian diaspora in Sweden, as well as representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm, there was also a screening of the 1987 movie "The Sky Above Berlin" directed by Wim Wenders, with the screenplay written partially by Peter Handke.


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Monday, 11 November 2019 in observance of Armistice Day.


DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON ABOLISHING VISA REGIME WITH THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

Citizens of the Republic of Armenia, holders of the ordinary passports can enter, transit and stay on the territory of the Republic of Serbia until ninety (90) days from the date of their entry into the Republic of Serbia, for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days, if there are no obstacles under the Article 15 of the Foreigners Act. A decision will come into force on 2nd November 2019.


Swedish “Royal Dramatic Theatre – Dramaten”

Swedish “Royal Dramatic Theatre – Dramaten” from Stockholm will perform “One Night in the Swedish Summer” on the 2nd of November 2019 at the National Theatre in Belgrade.
More information can be found at the web page of the National Theatre in Belgrade - 

https://www.narodnopozoriste.rs/kraljevsko-dramsko-pozoriste-dramaten-iz-stokholma-2-novembra-gostuje-sa-predstavom-jedna-svedska-letnja-noc


Visit of Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Branislav Nedimović to the Kingdom of Sweden, 19-20 September 2019

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Serbia Mr. Branislav Nedimović has paid a bilateral visit to Sweden, on the 19-20th of September 2019. On that occasion, he had a meeting with Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs Ms. Jennie Nilsson, Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) Ms. Carin Jämtin and collaborators, Director-General of the Swedish National Food Agency Ms. Annica Sohlström, as well as the representatives of the University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala - Rector at SLU Ms. Maria Knutson Wedel, Rector for International Cooperation Ms. Ylva Hillbur, Heads of Departments for Ecology and Crop Production Ms. Anna Lundhagen and Ms. Carolyn Glinn and Professor Velemir Ninković.
During the talks, Minister Nedimović and Minister Nilson discussed the possibilities for improving cooperation between the two countries in the field of agriculture, especially in the domain of production and export of the Serbian organic agricultural products to the Swedish market. The main topics at the meetings with the high officials of the Swedish National Food Agency and Sida covered comparative practices in the area of product certification and the potential for strengthening trade in agricultural products with Sweden, in particular, the export of Serbian organic dried berries. Meetings at SLU were an opportunity to get information about the model of functioning and organisation of this academic institution, as well as to intensify the existing bilateral exchange of students and academic staff with the respective universities in Serbia.
During the visit, Minister Nedimovic also met with potential Swedish importers of Serbian organic food, who announced a visit to Belgrade in order to get in contact with Serbian fruit-producing and fruit-processing companies.


Meeting of Ambassador Dragan Momčilović with Assistant Minister for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia Biljana Filipović Đušić and National Coordinator of the Ministry of Health for the Protocol on Water and Health Dragana Jovanović, who have participated at the international conference „World Water Week“ in Stockholm, 24-28 August 2019.


CANDIDATURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA FOR RE-ELECTION TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF UNESCO

http://www.thehague.mfa.gov.rs/odrzavanje/uploads/Rep.of_Serbia_Candidate_for_the_UNESCO_2019_2023.pdf


State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nemanja Stevanovic participated in the High Level Ministerial Conference on the Western Balkans in Stockholm

State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nemanja Stevanovic participated in the High Level Ministerial Conference on the Western Balkans, held in Stockholm on 24 June 2019. The conference was organized jointly for the third time by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden and the European Commission’s Representation in Stockholm. Previous conferences with a focus on the Region were held in Stockholm, in December 2015 and in May 2017.

On this occasion, as part of the High Level Ministerial Conference, the panel discussion on the European perspective and development  of the Western Balkans region was held at the European House, with the introductory addresses by the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström and the EU Commission Director for the Western Balkans Ruiz Calavera, as well as the presentations of the ministers of foreign affairs, state secretaries and other representatives from the Western Balkans  region.

In his address at the panel, State Secretary Stevanovic highlighted Serbia’s dedication to the achievement of the full-fledged EU membership, concrete results of Serbia’s progress in implementing reforms, with a focus on further strengthening good neighborly relations and enhancing regional co-operation. He particularly pointed out the importance of resolving the issue of Kosovo and Metohija as a precondition for the long-term stability in the Region. In this context, in order to return to the Bruxelles dialogue, he underlined the necessity of withdrawing Pristina’s decision on taxing goods from Serbia, as well as to refrain from undertaking other provocative, unilateral measures.

On the margins of the conference, State Secretary Nemanja Stevanovic had a tête-à-tête meeting with the host, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Sweden Margot Wallström, during which Swedish support to the European path of Serbia and the Western Balkans region was confirmed. It was pointed out that the realization of the European perspective of the Western Balkans is important for its stability and prosperity, but also that it is in the long-term interest of the EU. Both sides have identified the need to further strengthen bilateral cooperation between Serbia and Sweden on the economic and investment level.

After the political part of the Ministerial Meeting on the Western Balkans in Stockholm, the business forum was held with the participation of Swedish Minister for trade and Nordic cooperation Ann Linde, representatives of the Swedish Investment and Trade Council – “Business Sweden”, relevant ministers of economy from the Western Balkans and officials of important Swedish companies interested in investing in the Region. In this part of the conference, under the title “Economic development in the Western Balkans – prioritised sectors for the EU and the IFIs funded support”, Serbia was represented by Minister without portfolio in charge of innovation and technological development Nenad Popovic, who presented the development of the innovation environment in Serbia and pointed out the role of the younger generation.


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Friday, 21 June 2019 in observance of Midsummer Day.


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Thursday, 6 June 2019 in observance of the National Day of the Kingdom of Sweden.


Non-working day in the embassy

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia will be closed on Thursday, 30 May 2019 in observance of the Ascension Day.


The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the United Arab Emirates

The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the United Arab Emirates on mutual visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, services, special and ordinary passports
The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the United Arab Emirates on mutual visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, services, special and ordinary passports, enters into force on 12th of May 2019.
Based on this Agreement, nationals of the Republic of Serbia and of the United Arab Emirates, who are holders of above mention passports, will have the right to enter into, transit through and stay on the territory of the other Party without visa in the period not exceeding 90 (ninety) days during a 6 (six) month period.


Balkan New Film Festival

News related to the upcoming events within the „Balkan New Film Festival“, that will take place in Stockholm, Norrköping and Västerås, 9-14 May 2019, can be found at the web site http://www.baneff.com


Rules on the conditions for the non-commercial movement of pet animals

The Embassy of the Republic of Serbia would like to inform that the "Regulation on conditions for the non-commercial movement of pet animals (entry in the Republic of Serbia) that do not require a solution for import and transit, as well as the appearance and content of the form of certificates to these shipments" (the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia no. 20/19 of 03/22/2019) has entered into force. The necessary information and certificates can be found on the website of the Veterinary Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia:

http://www.vet.minpolj.gov.rs/srb/movement-of-pets


Promotion of tourist potential of Serbia and Belgrade, Stockholm 15 April 2019

Promotion of tourist potential of Serbia and Belgrade was organized in Stockholm on the 15th of April 2019 by National Tourism Organization of Serbia, Tourist Organization of Belgrade, SVT journalist Jovan Radomir and in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in the Kingdom of Sweden.
The reception on this occasion, that took place at the restaurant „Sjö och Land” in central Stockholm, was attended by 70 guests, including the Swedish media representatives, Swedish business community as well as the representatives of Serbian diaspora in Sweden.
At the beginning of the event, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Kingdom of Sweden Dragan Momčilović has welcomed the guests with a brief summary of the historical sites of Belgrade and eminent figures in Serbian history.
In addition, the representatives of National Tourism Organization of Serbia and Tourist Organization of Belgrade, Željka Pudar and Jelena Stanković have pointed out the advantages of Belgrade “as the city with a soul”, and of Serbia as an attractive destination with a wide range of offers, from Kopaonik ski center, natural beauties of Stara planina, Novi Sad as the European cultural capital in 2021, to the music festivals like Exit, Beer fest and Guča.
During the evening, the guests have seen a few short promoting movies about Serbia („See Serbia“, „Soulfood Serbia“) and Belgrade („Visit Belgrade -  feel its love“), with journalist Jovan Radomir as moderator of the evening. They also have had an opportunity to try traditional Serbian food and wines from winery “Toplički vinogradi”.


The 21 International Drawing and Painting Competition Joy of Europe

City Administration of Belgrade – Secretariat for Culture and Children’s Cultural Centre Belgrade are organizing The XXI International Drawing and Painting Competition Joy of Europe.

The competition is open to individuals, preschools, schools, children’s art studios, children’s cultural centres and similar children’s institutions and associations. Competition is open to all children from 4 to 18 years of age. The topic is free. Works must be original and done without any help, created in 2018 or 2019, and never shown at another international competition or exhibition. Submitted works will not be returned. Deadline for submissions is July 1st, 2019

Send your works to the following address:
Dečji kulturni centar Beograd, Takovska 8, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Za sve dodatne informacije javite se na: е- мail: lidija.senicar@dkcb.rs
Ili na link
:    https://www.dkcb.rs/


Ambassador Dragan Momčilović with the Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén

Ambassador Dragan Momčilović with the Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén, at the meeting on the 14th of March 2019.


20 years after NATO bombing

den 24 mars 2019, kl. 12.00,
ABF Stockholm, Sveavägen 41, Sandlersalen

Välkomna till föredrag som ger oss en närmare bild av händelserna på Balkan 1999, samt dess långsiktiga hälso- och miljöförstörelser

NATO bombningen аv Förenta Republiken Jugoslavien (Serbien och Montenegro) började den 24 mars 1999 kl. 19.45. Bombningarna pågick i 78 dagar, till den 10 juni. Den materiella förstörelsen var enorm medan tusentals civila dödades och skadades.
20 år efter, fortsätter Serbien och Montenegro leva med stora långsiktiga hälsoskador, inte minst miljöförstörelse som är resultatet av NATO:s användande av ammunition av utarmat uran.

Historiskt perspektiv presenteras av
PhD Slobodan Jankovic, Head - Centre for Neighbourly and Mediterranean countries, Research Fellow, Institute of International Politics and Economics
Hälsö- och miljöpåverkan presenteras av
PhD Srdjan Aleksic - Lawyer, owner of Aleksic Law Office

Under kvällen visas två dokumentärfilmer
Бомбы которые взорвали мир/The bombs that blew up peace 2017 documentary, Ukraine, 41′
Uranium 238 Moja priča/Uranium 238 My Story, 2018, documentary, Serbia, 21'  - båda textade på engelska.
Föredraget är på engelska med möjlighet till översättning till serbiska och svenska.
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Arrangör Foundation Empress i samarbete med ABF Stockholm
 

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Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström with the Ambassadors of the EU member states and candidate countries for the EU membership


Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström with the Ambassadors of the EU member states and candidate countries for the EU membership, at the meeting at the Embassy of Romania in Stockholm, on the 6th of March 2019. Ambassador Dragan Momčilović has also attended the meeting.

 


Reception dedicated to the celebration of the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia, February 2019

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm has organized the Reception on the occasion of celebration of the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia, at the “Europahuset” (EC Delegation Headquarters in Stockholm) on the 28th of February 2019. The ceremony was attended by 150 guests, including the representatives of the Swedish institutions (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - SIDA, Business Sweden), Embassies accredited to the Kingdom of Sweden from the EU member states, Russia, USA, China, India and other countries from Asia, Africa and Latin America (remarkable attendance at the ambassador level), Serbian diaspora (Serbian clubs, businessmen, journalists and artists), Serbian Orthodox Church and Swedish NGOs.
On that occasion, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Kingdom of Sweden Dragan Momčilović has delivered a welcome speech to the guests, presenting historical facts about the Serbian Statehood celebration, with the view on Serbian – Swedish bilateral relations and the mainstreams of the Serbian foreign policy. Ambassador Momčilović has particularly stressed out our orientation to the achievement of the full-fledged EU membership, regional stability, as well as the Serbian contribution to the European security, proven by significant participation of the Serbian Army personnel in the EU and UN peacekeeping missions during 2018. The reception has got a positive evaluation by the representatives of the Serbian diaspora and by the Swedish invitees who used this ceremony for making mutual acquaintances and conversations.

 


DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON ABOLISHING VISA REGIME WITH FEDERATION OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS AND REPUBLIC OF PALAU

Citizens of the Federation of St. Kits and Nevis and the Republic of Palau, holders of all passports, can enter, transit and stay on the territory of the Republic of Serbia until ninety (90) days from the date of their entry into the Republic of Serbia, for a period of one hundred and eighty (180) days, if there are no obstacles under Article 15 of the Foreigners Act.
A decision will come into force on January 25th 2019.


Bilateral consultations in security policy between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden

Ambassador Branimir Filipović, Acting Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia for Security Policy, has held bilateral consultations in security policy with Mr.Julius Liljeström, Deputy Director-General  and Head of the Department for European Security Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden, on the 31st of January 2019 in Stockholm.
During the meeting, as a follow-up of the previous consultations that took place on the 5th and 6th of March 2018 in Belgrade, the officials have shared the experiences about partnership cooperation of Serbia and Sweden within the NATO Partnership for Peace programme, cooperation of Serbia with the EU in security policy, as well as in the field of combating the comtemporary security challenges, participation in multinational peacekeeping operations and missions and cooperation in disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control issues.
During the working lunch, co-hosted by Deputy Director-General for European Security Policy Mr. Julius Liljeström and Deputy Director-General for European Affairs at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms. Helen Eduards, the counterparts have exchanged views on security situation in the Western Balkans, actuel developments within the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, as well as on the Serbia’s endeavours in the EU Accession process and cooperation with the EU in common security and defence policy.
While visiting Stockholm, Ambassador Filipović has also had a meeting with the officials of the eminent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute  -SIPRI.

31st of January 2019


New Balkan Film Festival – BaNeFF

The seventh „New Balkan Film Festival – BaNeFF“ was held in Stockholm, 19-21 December 2018. The guests of the Festival were directors: Olga Lazebnik from Ukraine, Aleksandar Vujović from Montenegro, Aleksandar Reljić and Miloš Škundrić from Serbia and Milan Petković from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Within the celebration of the Centennial of the First World War and Serbia’s participation, on the proposal of the Serbian Ministry of Culture and Information, programme of the Festival included movies from Serbia – „DUGO PUTOVANJE U RAT/Long road to war“, directed by Milos Skundrić and „SRBI NA KRFU- STO GODINA OD ALBANSKE GOLGOTE/ Serbs on Corfu – A Hundred Years since Albanian Golgotha“, directed by Sladjana Zarić.
The movies’ performances were attended by Swedish public, particularly artists and scholars, as well as by the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Kingdom of Sweden H.E. Dragan Momčilović, who participated in the debate after the films projection.
The jury of the BaNeFF 2018 documentary and short film festival, presented by Mikael Ruttkay (director), Hylin Håkan Pieniowski (director) and Olgica Lindquist (publicist), have decided to give the „Prize for the Best film“ to two movies:  „ISTI/ The Same“ directed by Dejan Petrović, and to „DUGO PUTOVANJE U RAT/Long road to war“ directed by Miloš Škundrić.
The „Prize for the Best Female Achievement“ goes to the director of the „OKUPIRANI BIOSKOP/ Occupied cinema“ Senka Domanović.
Jury decided to give a “Special Prize” to movie „Veruda/ A Film About Bojan“ by Igor Brzinović. 
“FESTIVAL special AWARDS for filmmakers courage to observe” go to:
1)”Бомбы кото рыевзорвали мир/ The bombs that blew up peace”, 2017, documentary dedicated to bombing of Belgrade in 1999, Ukraine, director Olga Lazebnik, 
2) “Enkel/Grandson”, 2018, documentary, Serbia, director Aleksandar Reljić and
3)”Južni potez/ Southern Move”, 2018, documentary, Bosnia and Hercegovina, director Milan Petković.
“Festival Diploma” goes to “The Last Gift”, 2011, short film, Montenegro, directed by Aleksandar Vujović.

 


New Balkan Film Festival – BaNeFF


New Balkan Film Festival – BaNeFF


REMINDER! BaNeFF doc.short 19-21 dec.


Programme of the „Balkan New Film Festival – BaNeFF“

Programme of the „Balkan New Film Festival – BaNeFF“, that will take place in Stockholm, 19-21 December 2018

Ordning på filmvisningar 19 – 21 december 2018, SI, ABF, ZITA

den 19 december 13-17 (sluten visning för skolor)

13.00
The Last Church Bells, 2017, short films, Macedonia, 13'
director Nikolce Popovski

Wieczne Cienie/Nuclear Shadows, 2017, short film, Poland, 15'
director Marek Leszczewski

Enkel/Grandson, 2018, documentary, Serbia, 53'41''
director Aleksandar Reljic
Q&A - GUEST DIRECTOR

15.00
The Last Gift, 2011, short film, Montenegro, 7'
director Aleksandar Vujović
Q&A - GUEST DIRECTOR

Okupirani bioskop/ Ocupied Cinema, 2018, film, Serbia, 87'
director Senka Domanović
Q&A via SKYPE with Director

den 20 december ABF Stockholm 12.00 - 21.00, Sandlersalen

12.00
Kako smo matirali "Žutu damu"/How we checkmatted the "Yellow Lady", 2017, documentary, Serbia, 52'
director Nada Vasić

Veruda - A Film About Bojan, 2017, Croatia 33'
director Igor Brzinovic

Skeftome ta koritsia pou agapisan/I think about the girls who fell in love, 2017, documentary, Greece, 18'
director Giorgos Bougioukos, Spyros Skandalos

13.50
Kraljevski top – istorija srpske krune/The Royal cannon – History of Serbian crown, 2017, documentary, Serbia, 44'
director Velimir Stojanović

Isti/The Same, 2017, documentary, Serbia, 17'
director Dejan Petrović

15.00
Južni potez/ Southern Move, 2018, documentary, Bosnia and Hercegovina, 55'
director Milan Petković

16.00
Srbi na Krfu - sto godina od albanske golgote / Serbs on Corfu - A Hundrad Years Since the Albanian glogotha 2016, documentary, Serbia, 99'
director Sladjana Zaric

18.00
Бомбы которые взорвали мир/ The bombs that blew up peace, 2017, documentary, Ukraine, 41'
director Olga Lazebnik - Q&A - GUEST DIRECTOR

19.00
DUGO PUTOVANJE U RAT/ Long road to war, 2018, documentary, Serbia, 117'
director Milos Skundric , Q&A - GUEST DIRECTOR

21 december ZITA, Salong 2
ZITA BANEFF

The Last Church Bells 2017, Makedonia, 13', no text
director Nikolce Popevski

The last remaining occupant of an old abandoned village communicates with the last remaining occupant of the neighbouring village via the church bell.

The Last Gift, 2011, Montenegro 7', English
director Aleksandar Vujovic gäst

A film about a young mother, who is tempted to abandon her child, due to a set of different life circumstances.


GUESTS:

Olha Lazebnik - Ukraina
Aleksandar Vujovic - Montenegro
Aleksandar Reljic - Serbia
Milos Skundric - Serbia

 


The article about tourist attractions in Belgrade

The article about tourist attractions in Belgrade „Weekend in Belgrade – the best recommendations of Jovan Radomir“, journalist at the Swedish National Television (SVT), published in the Swedish daily newspaper „Expressen“ on the 10th of November 2018.

Click to follow link:

https://www.expressen.se/allt-om-resor/resmal/europa/weekend-i-belgrad-jovan-radomirs-basta-tips/

 

 

 

 


Cultural activities of the Serbian artists who are active in Sweden


Visit of Minister without portfolio responsible for innovation and technological development of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nenad Popović to Stockholm, 12-13 June 2018

Minister without portfolio responsible for innovation and technological development of the Republic of Serbia Mr.Nenad Popović has paid a working visit to the Kingdom of Sweden, 12-13 June 2018. On that occasion he has held meetings with Swedish State Secretary for the EU and trade Mr.Oscar Stenström, Acting Director-General of the Swedish Innovation Agency – Vinnova Mr.Leif Callenholm, CEO of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences Ms.Tuula Teeri, CEO of Verisec Mr.Johan Henrikson and Vice-President of Ericsson Mr.Ulf Pehrsson. At these meetings, Minister Popović has presented the activities that are undertaken by Serbia in order to develop its innovation infrastructure and entrepreneurship. During the detour at the Ericsson company, Minister Popović held talks with Vice-President Pehrsson and Swedish experts on the possibilities for further investments of this company in Serbia as well as on the application of „5G technology“ that should be demonstrated in Belgrade by the end of this year.

 

Meeting of Minister Popović with Swedish State Secretary for the EU and trade Mr.Oscar Stenström on the 12th of June 2018

Meeting of Minister Popović with Vice-President of Ericsson Mr.Ulf Pehrsson and detour at the Ericsson Studio, 13 June 2018

 

Meeting of Minister Popović with Acting Director-General of the Swedish Innovation Agency – Vinnova Mr.Leif Callenholm, 12 June 2018

 

Meeting of Minister Popović with CEO of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences Ms. Tuula Teeri, 12 June 2018

 

Meeting of Minister Popović with CEO of Verices Mr. Johan Henrikson on the 12th of June 2018


Embassy closed for Midsummer Day

Med anledning av Midsommardagen har konsulära avdelningen stängt fredagen den 22 juni 2018.

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The consular section of the Embassy will be closed on Friday, 22 June 2018 in observance of Midsummer Day.


Visit of Ms. Maja Gojkovic, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to Sweden

President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia Ms. Maja Gojković has paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Sweden on the 20th and 21st of March 2018, at the invitation of the Speaker of the Riksdag Mr.Urban Ahlin.
On that occasion, Speaker of the Serbian Assembly Ms. Gojković had an official audience with the King of Sweden Hiss Royal Highness Carl XVI Gustav, meetings with the Speaker of the Riksdag Mr.Urban Ahlin and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Margot Wallström, as well as with the Chairman of the City Council in Stockholm City Ms. Eva-Louise Erlandsson Slorach, Chairman and members of the Committee for EU affairs at Riksdag and the Third Vice-Chairman of Riksdag Ms. Esabelle Dingizian. Issues discussed during the visit were related to the Swedish support for the Serbia’s accession process and reforms being implemented on its European path, bilateral cooperation, gender equality implementation and the dialog between Belgrade and Pristina.


OPEN CALL for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2018.

Ministry of culture and Media, Department of Contemporary Artistic Production and Creative Industries announce this OPEN CALL for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2018. Call is open until 16th March 2018. All information on www.kultura.gov.rs link Konkursi, or can be seen here.


Visas are abolished for Indonesia citizens

The Government of the Republic of Serbia adopted the Decision on visa free entry to the Republic of Indonesia, for holders of ordinary passports.
By this decision, the above-mentioned categories may, without prior visa application, enter, transit or stay in the Republic of Serbia up to 30 days during a twelve-month period.


Meeting with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riksdag

Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Kingdom of Sweden, H.E. Dragan Momcilovic met with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riksdag Mr. Kenneth Forslund, on the 7th of December 2017. The meeting was dedicated to the improvement of bilateral parliamentary relations between Sеrbia and Sweden.


Reception hosted by His Royal Highness the King of Sweden

Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Kingdom of Sweden, H.E. Dragan Momcilovic attended the diplomatic reception hosted by His Royal Highness the King of Sweden, Mr. Carl  XVI Gustav and Her Royal Highness the Queen Silvia, on the 31st of May 2017.


The Exhibition on the occassion of the Centennial Anniversary of the establishment of Serbian-Swedish diplomatic relations on the 1st of November 2017.

The Exhibition on the occassion of the Centennial Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Kingdom of Serbia and the Kingdom of Sweden was organized on the 1st of November 2017 at the Art Gallery in the center of Stockholm. The Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm, H.E. Mr. Dragan Momcilovic welcomed by openning remarks present Serbian and Swedish citizens who were very interested in the concept of the Exhibition as well as the questiones related to the history of the diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Exhibition encompasess the archivic documents and photographs as the evidence of the development of Serbian-Swedish bilateral relations during a period of time commencing by the Swedish recognition of the Kingdom of Serbia 1882 until the end of the Great War. The openning of the first Embassy of the Kingdom of Serbia in Sweden at the Narvavägen 35 Street in the central Stockholm area on the 1st of November 1917 gave a huge contribution to its further intensity.

 


Meeting of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm, H.E. Mr. Dragan Momcilovic with the President of the Stockholm City Assembly Mrs. Eva -Louise Erlandsson Slorach on the 14th of August 2017. The possibility of improvement of cooperation between Belgrade and Stockholm was disscused during the meeting.


Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?

Here you can find the Non-paper with arguments of the Republic of Serbia why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO.


THE PROCEDURE FOR IMPORTING HUMANITARIAN AID

More details about supporting humanitarian work of the Red Cross of Serbia in its response for the humanitarian refugee and migrant crisis in Serbia you may find here


Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm won SWETURK Partner of the Year Award 2015

On 24th May Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm has been awarded Swedish Turkish Business Association SWETURK Partner of the Year 2015. Embassy of the Republic of Serbia has achieved successful cooperation with SWETURK aiming to better inform and promote Swedish companies about investment and trade opportunities in Serbia. This includes promotional events, business delegation visit and open communication with potential business partners in Sweden.

Mr. Dusan Crnogorcevic said: ”Serbia remains committed to progress towards EU accession since the strategic goal is a full-fledged membership of the European Union. EU is Serbia's biggest trading partner with more than 62 per cent of Serbia's foreign trade volume. Today, more than 70 Swedish companies are present in the Serbian market. Tetrapak factory in Serbia has won the title of the best factory of Tetra Pak group in the world”.

The SWETURK Awards have been held since 2013 to reward outstanding individuals and companies.


Conference “Doing Business in Western Balkans: Investments, Suppliers and Trade Opportunities” on 22nd May in Linköping

Doing Business in the Western Balkans: Investments, Suppliers & Trade” is a unique and valuable event that will present suppliers’ database and outsourcing opportunities in manufacturing and ICT  industry in Serbia, Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. If you are a machinery or equipment manufacturer or supplier, or involved within ICT technologies, this is a conference 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.

The event is jointly organized by the Chamber of Commerce of East Sweden and Serbian Swedish Business Council in cooperation with the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Embassy of Macedonia and Embassy of the Republic of Serbia to the Kingdom of Sweden.
For more information and registration please check here: http://www.ostsvenskahandelskammaren.se/article.aspx?a=3105185


Serbia ICT Talks in Stockholm: Platform for discussion and networking among ICT professionals

Great success for the event “Serbia ICT Talks” carried out on 25 November in Stockholm by joint organization of the Embassy of Serbia in Stockholm, Serbian Swedish Business Council and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Event, inaugurated by H.E. Mr Dusan Crnogorcevic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm, provided a perfect opportunity for discussion about Serbia`s outsourcing potentials and, furthermore, networking among ICT professionals.

Speakers at the conference were set to include Sava Savic, Assistant Minister and Nebojsa Vasiljevic, Senior Advisor from the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia, Ulf Persson, Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson, Dragoljub Nesic, SVP Strategy and Business Development, Versic AB and Andrija Bednarik, CEO of Serbian Business Angels Network and Managing Partner at High Tech Engineering Center.

With inspirational and informational talks from our key speakers, “Serbia ICT Talks” communicated both potentials and challenges of Serbian ICT sector in the outsourcing context. Sava Savic, Assistant Minister and Nebojsa Vasiljevic, Senior Advisor from the Ministry discussed why doing business and outsourcing to Serbia has a number of advantages. They also discussed Serbian strong educational system, as well as improving legislation framework that is increasingly becoming easier and more accessible for investors.

Ulf Persson, Vice President, Government & Industry Relations, Ericsson claims that “Network society is happening in Serbia right now. Serbia has great ICT potential”. Furthermore, Dragoljub Nesic, SVP Strategy and Business Development, Versic AB and Andrija Bednarik, CEO of Serbian Business Angels Network and Managing Partner at High Tech Engineering Center talked about business potentials and risks while being practical and offering readymade business models to make outsourcing to Serbia a successful story.

Serbia ICT Talks is the first event about Serbian ICT market organized in Stockholm aiming to inform and communicate Serbia`s potentials as a trendy nearshoring market with great opportunities for growth and development.

 


Ambassador Crnogorcevic lecture at Stockholm University

The Ambassador of Serbia to Sweden H.E. Mr. Dusan Crnogorcevic delivered a lecture to students at Stockholm University on Monday, 17th November. Students, attending the Masters course in Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding, had an opportunity to listen to the ambassador's views on Serbian history, media influence, foreign relations policy including  full-fledged membership of the European Union and relations with big powers, the challenges facing the country today. The ambassador's lecture provided the starting point for an ongoing project in which students will analyze the perception of Serbian national identity in Sweden and, further, develop appropriate strategies in the area of public diplomacy.

Dr. Ian Richardson, Director of the MSc programme in Strategic Public & Political Marketing at Stockholm University, commented "We're delighted that the ambassador, and his team at the Serbian Embassy, have agreed to work with us on this project. It's a unique opportunity for students on the programme to experience the real world challenges of contemporary diplomacy. Our sincere gratitude goes to the ambassador and everybody at the Serbian Embassy here in Stockholm".


Serbia ICT Talks: How Serbian Gaming Industry Achieved Global Success?

Taking into consideration the fact that hundreds of million people worldwide spend hours on playing games, it comes as no surprise that gaming industry has become exceedingly popular nowadays.Serbian gaming companies have already achieved global success with their creativity, enthusiasm and talented professionals. Serbia ICT Talks will give interesting insights into the most successful companies who have contributed to gaming development in Serbia and once more have demonstrated big talent that exists in this region. Read more...

 


Serbia ICT Talks in Stockholm

Serbia ICT Talks is all about one of Europe’s attractive and vibrant hot spots. Aiming to inform and inspire, Serbia ICT Talks 2014 will communicate Serbian ICT market potentials and business perspectives in the outsourcing context. With an insight from the Swedish ICT companies Ericsson and Verisec, already established in the country, and Serbian ICT professionals, the event aspires to facilitate and enhance cooperation possibilities.

Serbia ICT Talks 2014 is jointly organised by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Embassy of the Republic of Serbia and Serbian Swedish Business Council. H.E. Mr. Dusan Crnogorcevic, will inaugurate the event. Breakfast Meeting will take place on 25 November at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Premises, Brunnsgatan 2. Register here: http://www.chamber.se/evenemang/serbia-ict-talks.htm

World Bank: Serbia's comparative advantages are in ICT services, transport services, and food production 

A new World Bank policy note for Serbia highlights key areas of reform that could help the country further benefit from its comparative advantages in several key sectors, expand and diversify its export potential, and increase the role of the private sector.
Although Serbia maintains a strong comparative advantage in ICT services, transport services, and food production the country is not exploiting these advantages and continues to lag regional competitors, claims World Bank.  Food production represents the largest subsector of manufacturing and accounts for nearly 20% of employment in this sector, while ICT services comprise about half of services exports. Read more here:  http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/feature/2014/10/02/start-your-engines-unlocking-potential-of-serbian-economy

 


SEEBA presents new IT/Media event “Outsource to Europe 2014”

 

South Eastern European Business Agency SEEBA is proud to announce the next seminar and matchmaking event “Outsource to Europe 2014” taking place at the Royal Coin Cabinet in Stockholm on November 28, 2014. SEEBA is inviting IT/Media companies from South-East Europe to meet Nordic potential partners in Stockholm in November this year.
SEEBA has established several important relations between companies from South-East Europe and Scandinavia in the recent period. The last event “Outsource to Europe 2013” represented a good platform for building connections between these two markets. In order to continue creating and supporting the outsourcing process between these two regions it has been decided to organize the next “Outsource to Europe” event. This year´s topic will be “Collaborate securely” with focus on building secure and trustful relations between Scandinavian and South-East European companies.
For more information about the event, please visit the website:  www.outsource2.eu, or watch the promo video for “Outsource to Europe 2014” event.


City of Niš Announces New Investment Projects

Office of Mayor has announced four investment projects in City of Niš as part of broader efforts to enhance agricultural development, create new jobs and increase economic activities in the City. All investment projects  - including Development of Fruit Growing, Center for Medical Herbs, Production of Compost, Development of Livestock Breeding - are designed to support foreign direct investments in form of public-private partnerships. Agriculture represents a large, untapped resource for the City and creates great Greenfield investment opportunity.   

 

Find more information on these projects please contact Ms Marija Petkovic, Mayor’s Office, City of Niš at marija.petkovic@gu.ni.rs.


Belgrade calls for a dance

The Swedish magazine for tourism "Res" has published an article about Belgrade entitled "Belgrade calls for a dance" which presents hot spots, night life and cuisine of our capital... more you can find here


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THE COMPETITION FOR CO-FINANCING THE PROJECTS IN THE FIELD OF TRANSLATION OF REPRESENTATIVE WORKS OF SERBIAN LITERATURE
Non-working days at the Embassy
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Decision of the Government of the Republic of Serbia of 15 December 2020 on new measures regarding the suppression of the COVID-19 pandemic
J. Joksimović and Roth on Serbia’s negotiations and new methodology
STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
President meets the ambassadors of the EU member states accredited to Serbia and the head of the European Union Delegation
Non-working day in the embassy
The Government of the Kingdom of Sweden has decided to introduce a temporary entry ban to Sweden for the citizens of the Republic of Serbia. The decision will apply until 22 December 2020.
Non-working day in the embassy
THE TEMPORARY BAN ON ENTRY INTO THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA HAS BEEN ABOLISHED
Non-working day in the embassy
Non-working days at the Embassy
INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE SWEDISH MIGRATION OFFICE IN CASES OF EXCEEDING A PERMITTED RESIDENCE IN SWEDEN
Non-working days at the Embassy
DIGITIAL CONTENTS – SERBIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS 2020
COVID-19 virus
Reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Republic of Serbia, Stockholm, February 18, 2020
The XXII International Drawing and Painting Competition Joy of Europe
Non-working day in the embassy
Ambassador Momcilovic's participation in the event dedicated to Swedish composer Bellman, Stockholm, February 3, 2020.
NATIONAL BANK OF SERBIA - FINANCIAL GUIDE FOR RETURNEES
Non-working day in the embassy
Non-working day in the embassy
Visit of the Minister of Environmental Protection Goran Trivan to Stockholm, 25-26 November 2019.
STOCKHOLM: Literary evening dedicated to Peter Handke
Non-working day in the embassy
DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON ABOLISHING VISA REGIME WITH THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA
Swedish “Royal Dramatic Theatre – Dramaten”
Visit of Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Branislav Nedimović to the Kingdom of Sweden, 19-20 September 2019
Meeting of Ambassador Dragan Momčilović with Assistant Minister for Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia Biljana Filipović Đušić and National Coordinator of the Ministry of Health for the Protocol on Water and Health Dragana Jovanović, who have participated at the international conference „World Water Week“ in Stockholm, 24-28 August 2019.
CANDIDATURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA FOR RE-ELECTION TO THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF UNESCO
State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia Nemanja Stevanovic participated in the High Level Ministerial Conference on the Western Balkans in Stockholm
Non-working day in the embassy
Non-working day in the embassy
Non-working day in the embassy
The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and Government of the United Arab Emirates
Balkan New Film Festival
Rules on the conditions for the non-commercial movement of pet animals
Promotion of tourist potential of Serbia and Belgrade, Stockholm 15 April 2019
The 21 International Drawing and Painting Competition Joy of Europe
Ambassador Dragan Momčilović with the Speaker of the Riksdag Andreas Norlén
20 years after NATO bombing
Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström with the Ambassadors of the EU member states and candidate countries for the EU membership
Reception dedicated to the celebration of the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia, February 2019
DECISION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA ON ABOLISHING VISA REGIME WITH FEDERATION OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS AND REPUBLIC OF PALAU
Bilateral consultations in security policy between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Sweden
New Balkan Film Festival – BaNeFF
New Balkan Film Festival – BaNeFF
New Balkan Film Festival – BaNeFF
REMINDER! BaNeFF doc.short 19-21 dec.
Programme of the „Balkan New Film Festival – BaNeFF“
The article about tourist attractions in Belgrade
Cultural activities of the Serbian artists who are active in Sweden
Visit of Minister without portfolio responsible for innovation and technological development of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Nenad Popović to Stockholm, 12-13 June 2018
Embassy closed for Midsummer Day
Visit of Ms. Maja Gojkovic, President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia to Sweden
OPEN CALL for the Co-Financing of Projects for the Translation of Representative Works of Serbian Literature into Foreign Languages in 2018.
Visas are abolished for Indonesia citizens
Meeting with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Riksdag
Reception hosted by His Royal Highness the King of Sweden
The Exhibition on the occassion of the Centennial Anniversary of the establishment of Serbian-Swedish diplomatic relations on the 1st of November 2017.
Meeting of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm, H.E. Mr. Dragan Momcilovic with the President of the Stockholm City Assembly Mrs. Eva -Louise Erlandsson Slorach on the 14th of August 2017. The possibility of improvement of cooperation between Belgrade and Stockholm was disscused during the meeting.
Why Kosovo is ineligible for membership in UNESCO?
THE PROCEDURE FOR IMPORTING HUMANITARIAN AID
Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Stockholm won SWETURK Partner of the Year Award 2015
Conference “Doing Business in Western Balkans: Investments, Suppliers and Trade Opportunities” on 22nd May in Linköping
Serbia ICT Talks in Stockholm: Platform for discussion and networking among ICT professionals
Ambassador Crnogorcevic lecture at Stockholm University
Serbia ICT Talks: How Serbian Gaming Industry Achieved Global Success?
Serbia ICT Talks in Stockholm
SEEBA presents new IT/Media event “Outsource to Europe 2014”
City of Niš Announces New Investment Projects
Belgrade calls for a dance
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