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CANSEE Christmas Cocktail

Ambassador of Canada to Serbia H.E. Kati Csaba and CANSEE Canadian Serbian Business Association hosted another successful traditional Christmas reception at the Canadian embassy’s residence on December 6. More than 80 distinguished guests, CANSEE members, partners and associates, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps, Serbian political and economic leaders attended the event, which marked the end of another very successful year of CANSEE association. H.E. Kati Csaba welcomed...
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Another great CSR initiative: Rakita donates equipment to the hospital in Bor

Rakita, company which is doing geological explorations of the copper and gold deposits near Bor, will donate equipment to the Emergency Room of the General Hospital in Bor. The donation is worth 374,000 RSD. On this occasion, the donation will be handed over by Mr. Aleksandar Vulovic, Head of the Communication Office of Rakita, on November 16th. Director of the General Hospital in Bor, Dr Goran Joksimovic, will speak about the cooperation with the industrial sector, especially the one with Rakita. Source:...
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BRNABIC: Non-taxable salary components to be increased

Prime Minister Ana Brnabic announced that the government has decided to increase the non-taxable salary components. The prime minister pointed out that a measure of increasing the non-taxable salary components would be adopted by the end of the year and implemented beginning with 2018. – We can't yet say by how much precisely, as the analyses are in progress – Brnabic told the press and reminded that the components amounted to RSD 11,790 at the moment. This, she added, will unburden...
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FIC Presented the White Book 2017

Belgrade, November 8, 2017 – The Foreign Investors Council presented the White Book 2017 to the highest Government officials and stakeholder community. The White Book is the major product by which, for 15 years, FIC gives recommendations aimed at supporting economic growth and better living standard of Serbian citizens. FIC members, who are the driving engine of the Serbian market, have invested their knowledge and expertise in this project in order to assist Serbia in creating more attractive...
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Serbia advances to 43rd spot on Doing Business list

In the World Bank's Doing Business list for 2018, Serbia ranks at 43 on the ease of doing business, compared to 47 in last year’s report.  – If we look at Serbia and compare it with the perfect business environment, Serbia’s score went from 72.87 in Doing Business 2017 to 73.13 in Doing Business 2018 – said Stephen Ndegwa, World Bank Manager for Serbia. This means that in the last year Serbia improved its business regulations as captured by the Doing Business indicators...
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CANSEE supported IT conference Voxxed Days 2017

The third technology conference Voxxed Days Belgrade organized by the HeapSpace community was held in Belexpocentar in Belgrade on the 19th and 20th of October. CANSEE Canadian Serbian business association, together with its member-companies from ICT industry group, supported this important event for the first time. Voxxed Days Belgrade, a part of a network of global Devoxx conferences, has brought lecturers from renowned global companies such as Google, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, PayPall, Pivotal,...
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Reception in the honor of Canadian speakers at Voxxed Days 2017

In the honor of two speakers from Canada at the Voxxed Days Belgrade 2017, Mr. David Parnas and Mr. Bran Selić, a reception was held on October 17 at the Canadian Embassy’s residence. The reception was attended by the members of CANSEE ICT Industry Group, representatives of the HeapSpace community, sponsors of the conference, as well as representatives of Serbian universities.
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Magna Seating planning to expand production in Odžaci – CCIS to help solve problem of sick leaves

Magna Seating is planning to expand the production and employ new workers in Odžaci, president of the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia (CCIS), Marko Čadež, said and emphasized that the company took part in the dual education system and that technical school students would start being trained regularly at the company's training center beginning with 2018. – The conditions here are excellent, they will be trained by experienced mentors so that young people could start working in companies as easily...
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Bilje Borca presented its products at ANUGA 2017

The Development Agency of Serbia and the Chamber of Commerce of Serbia organized the presentation of Serbian businessmen at one of the two most important international food industry fairs in the world, ANUGA 2017, which took place in Cologne, Germany, from October 7 - 11. Twenty-one producers from Serbia presented themselves at the Cologne trade fair. Among those companies are: Bilje Borca, Pionir, Basket, Zdravo Organic, ITN Group, Yumis, Jugprom, Agranela, Sicoberry, PIK Becej, Ishrana, Master...
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Schneider Electric continues realizing big project throughout Serbia – Gas network management software being developed in Novi Sad

Schneider Electric is celebrating its anniversary of activities in Serbia and Montenegro by taking part in big projects, such as Hotel Hilton Belgrade, Lidl facilities all over Serbia, GTC Fortyone, complexes Kumbor and Porto Novi and installing electric chargers in the reconstructed garage in the Obilicev Venac Street. At the same time, good news is coming from the Schneider Electric DMS NS center, where the engineers are working on entering the gas business sector, following their great success...
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CANSEE association dedicated to the empowerment of the mining sector

On October 4, Belgrade hosted the 7th International Conference on Mineral Resources in the Republic of Serbia on the topic of "The Movement for Economic Development". CANSEE association supported the conference for the third year in a row. International companies - Nevsun Resources, Mundoro, Dundee Precious Metals, Eldorado Gold, Erin Ventures, Medgold Resources, ERM, which have so far made significant investments in the mining and geological exploration sector in Serbia, shared their experiences...
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The Foreign Investors Council celebrated 15 years of successful operations

The Foreign Investors Council celebrated its anniversary – 15 years of doing business, in the presence of numerous guests from the economic, social and political life, at the event in the White Palace complex. On this occasion, the esteemed audience was addressed by FIC President Yana Mikhailova and Minister of Finance Dusan Vujovic. Retrospective on the FIC establishment was made by Christoph Greussing who was first General Secretary of the Foreign Investors Council. “FIC mission was and...
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Spatial Plan for Cukaru Peki site to be completed in 2018

The Government of Serbia has reached the decision on the preparation of a Spatial Plan of the special purpose area for exploitation of minerals in the Cukaru Peki location in the municipality of Bor. The plan aims to secure conditions for a sustainable spatial development of the said area, rational exploitation of the mineral site and other resources at the site, as well as neutralizing and ameliorating negative spatial, environmental and socio-economic consequences of exploitation and mineral...
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Serbia takes first place in greenfield direct foreign investments globally - Financial Times

Serbia is the top country in the world looking by the performance index of greenfield direct foreign investments, as the regulatory reform, low labor costs and access to the EU market have more than made up for the country's disappointing economic performances, the Financial Times reported on August 3. The index measures the attractiveness of a country regarding greenfield direct foreign investments looking by its GDP, and is prepared by fDi Intelligence, FT's data analysis department. Serbia's...
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The sixth edition of Macedonia 2025 Summit announced

On 1 and 2 November, Skopje will host the Macedonia2025 Summit for the sixth time, and will be held at Mаrriott Hotel. The Summit is a leading regional platform for sharing the latest global trends in business, investment, technological innovation and responsible leadership.                                 They expect more than 30 exceptional...
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Medgold: very encouraging results from the Tlamino project!

Vancouver, Canada, July 18, 2017, Medgold Resources Corp. (TSX-V: MED) (the "Company" or "Medgold") is pleased to announce that the recently completed Induced Polarization / Resistivity (IP-Res) geophysical study at the Tlamino Project, Serbia has identified a high chargeability anomaly which extends to the west of the Barje outcrop under cover for over 1 km. Furthermore, recent saw-cut channel sampling from Barje, with the objective of extending channel samples previously reported, has yielded a...
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Mundoro announces drilling results from Tilva Rosh prospect in Serbia

July 19, 2017, Vancouver, BC – Mundoro Capital Inc. (TSXV: MUN, www.mundoro.com) (“Mundoro” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce drilling results from the Tilva Rosh prospect within the 100% controlled Savinac exploration license in north-eastern Serbia. The Savinac license covers 90 km² and is located in the Timok Magmatic Belt, approximately 20 km southeast of the Bor mining camp. Teo Dechev, CEO and President of Mundoro commented, “This Phase II drilling program at...
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Exhibition “The invisible thread” by Gordana Brelih opened in Novi Sad

The exhibition "The Invisible Thread" by Gordana Brelih, Canadian artist of Serbian origin, was officially opened on Wednesday, July 12, at the Youth Club of the Cultural Center of Novi Sad. The exhibition, organized in cooperation between Cultural Centre of Novi Sad the Embassy of Canada in Belgrade, will be on display until July 25, 2017. - This is my second exhibition in Serbia. The first one was last year at the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade. "Fiber Art" is a young technique that has...
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Delta Holding presented 8th CSR Report

Delta Holding has announced and presented the report on sustainable and responsible business for 2016 in Crowne Plaza Hotel. This is the 8th CSR report, and the accuracy of the information, at the request of the company, was checked by the audit firm KPMG. In the past year, the company invested 1.64 million euros in socially responsible projects. As a result, 67,155 people received aid within 427 humanitarian actions. “Our obligation is to recognize the challenges that society is facing...
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Celebration of 150 years of Canada

Ambassador of Canada to Serbia Philip Pinnington and his wife Erica hosted a reception at the Canadian embassy’s residence in Belgrade on the occasion of Canada Day and marking the 150th anniversary of the country's existence. - Today we create a vast and diverse country, surrounded by the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans. A country whose population maintains personal and trade links with all four sides of the planet. For Canadians, this day is always especially exciting and joyful -...
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Canada Day Happy Hour

On Friday, June 23, Canadian club hosted Canada Day Happy Hour in the honor of 150th anniversary of Canada. 150 years of Confederation marks the point when, on July 1st, 1867, Canada Dominion was created. Its members were today's Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Dominion Canada was under the British crown, stated in British North America Act, which united the colonies Province of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick The reception was attended by members of the diplomatic corps,...
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cargo-partner to open new logistics center in Hamburg

The international company cargo-partner has announced that it will open a new logistics center on 4,900 m2 at the VGP Park in Hamburg on October 1. As stated, the new logistics center will spread on 4,900 m2 and be located 20 km to the southwest of Hamburg, featuring the possibility of expanding to 8,600 m2. The warehouse will have 12,000 pallet spaces and 600 m2 of the pick zone for picking out small articles, as well as more than 1,000 m2 of the block zone for storage. The new logistics center...
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Best practices in renewables presented at the Macedonia2025 Business Forum in Sweden

CANSEE partner organization organized another successful business event. "Our goal is to contribute to the greater inclusion of Macedonia in the European economy, as well as towards the transfer of best practices for sustainable development that Macedonia could implement". This is the thought that lead the Macedonia2025 Business Forum in Stockholm, Sweden which took place on June 13, 2017. The forum was organized by Macedonia2025, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic Macedonia in Sweden,...
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Zastava oruzje agrees on export to Middle East totaling USD 64 m

Zastava oruzje signed an agreement on export of overall program of infantry weapons to the Middle East, worth USD 64 m. The contract includes automatic rifles, machine guns, machine guns, heavy machine guns, snipers, automatic grenade launchers, etc. As the experts claim, it is the largest single export contract of Kragujevac arms-producing company in the last couple of decades, since the time of former Yugoslavia, when Zastava, in the context of the Yugoslav military industry, transferred technology...
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Interest in investments in Serbia doubles – DAS receives 50 letters of intent in 2017

Serbia has received 50 letters of intent for investments this year, nearly twice as much as 2016, which used to be the most successful year with 22 agreements signed on investments worth EUR 240 million, the director of investments department of the Development Agency of Serbia, Rados Gazdic, said on June 2. He said at SPIEF that it was very important for Serbia to have its pavilion at the forum, which, as he says, is an important location for potential investors. – We had great results last...
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Regional competition Start Tel Aviv 2017 for IT startups from Serbia and Montenegro – Application by June 25

The Embassy of Israel and the ICT Hub are organizing the Start Tel Aviv contest for startup companies from Serbia and Montenegro. The application deadline is June 25. This year's contest is dedicated to social entrepreneurship and urban innovations, and the project aims to motivate the startup community to use innovations to enhance everyday life in its cities and bring their activities closer to the citizens, says the Embassy of Israel in Belgrade. The contest, which will take place in Serbia...
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Support to technological entrepreneurship and innovations in IT industry – Digital Serbia Initiative starts

The Digital Serbia Initiative was officially presented on May 29. This is a non-profit private association initiated by Ringier Axel Springer Serbia and the leading companies from the field of technology, for the purpose of enhancing the frameworks and ecosystems necessary for securing technological entrepreneurship and digital innovations in the industry and education in Serbia. The founders of the Initiative are Infostud, Microsoft, Nordeus, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Ringier Axel Springer, Seven...
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Government of Serbia and FIC to improve business environment together – Six areas of activities defined

The Government of Serbia and the Foreign Investors Council (FIC) concluded on Friday, May 26, 2017, that they should join forces in improving the business environment and secure better conditions for the arrival of investors to Serbia. At the first session of the working group for enhancing and carrying out the suggestions from the FIC White Book, presided by Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, the next steps to be taken to the end of improving the business environment and creating better conditions...
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Magna Seating opened new facility in Odžaci

The Canadian-Czech company Magna Seating opened a new, 10,000-m2 facility in Odžaci on May 18, as reported on the website of the Government of Serbia. This factory, which produces car seat covers, operates in 18 European countries, and has been present in Serbia since 2013, when the first, 4,300-m2 factory in Odžaci was opened. Magna Odžaci employs 1,100 people for now, and according to the current contract, the number is to be increased to 1,650, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić reminded...
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Grand Finale of the LEADER project Serbia 2017

Canadian educational program, “LEADER Project Serbia” from the Ivey School of Business from Western Ontario, one of the top-ranked business schools in the world, was officially completed on Friday, May 19, 2017. At the very end of the two-week program, the participants, forming the selected forty best entrepreneurs from Serbia, simulated the discussion with the investment banks and funds, by presenting their business plans to an eight-member jury.  Following the consultation of the...
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