Serbia to be in the top 10 on the Doing Business list in the next few years

Members of the Joint Group of the Government and Economy for Improving Serbia's Position on the Doing Business List discussed the necessary measures for more efficient business start-ups, obtaining electricity connections, improving cadaster efficiency, obtaining loans and other areas, as well as preconditions for their implementation in the next few years in order to position ourselves among the top ten countries in terms of doing business on the World Bank list.

On this occasion, NALED presented key recommendations related to the establishment of a single electronic procedure for company registration (single company registration, registration of beneficial owners, obtaining the necessary permits), the establishment of eSpace as a new system for passing and adopting spatial and urban plans, further improving property registration and completely updating the cadaster.

As part of the preparation of the action plan, the members also discussed the ways of financing certain measures, and the necessary interdepartmental cooperation was agreed in order for the measures to be adequately implemented.

The meeting was chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and Chair of the Working Group Zorana Mihajlović, and was attended by Minister of Finance and Deputy Chairman Siniša Mali, Minister of Energy Aleksandar Antić, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy Dragan Stevanović, Assistant Minister of Justice Čedomir Backović and directors of the Republic Geodetic Authority, Business Registers Agency and the Office of Information Technology and e-Government.

The working group was formed in 2014 with the task of defining specific measures improving the business environment in Serbia and is composed of representatives of the Government, NALED and businesspersons in NALED membership.

Serbia is currently in the 44th position, four places up compared to the previous year. The greatest success was achieved in issuing construction permits, and until the last report, the conditions for obtaining an electricity connection, protection of minority shareholders, tax payment and enforcement and bankruptcy were improved.

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