Government sends "financial stability" drafts to MPs
BELGRADE -- The Serbian government on Wednesday adopted a set of bills aimed at ensuring financial stability of the country's economic system.
The government adopted a bill amending the 2014 Budget Law of the Republic of Serbia, the government press office said in a statement.
Also adopted were draft decisions approving the decisions amending the financial plans of the pension and disability fund, the health insurance fund, the national employment service and the military social insurance fund.
The government also adopted a bill on temporary regulation of base salaries, earnings and other permanent incomes of beneficiaries of public funds, a bill on temporary regulation of the method of payment for pensions, and a bill amending the central register of compulsory social insurance.
The bills have been tabled to the Serbian parliament for consideration, the statement said.
Finance Minister Dušan Vujović told a news conference on Wednesday that parliament will start debating the proposals sent by the government on Friday, October 24.
He explained that the draft budget review increases spending from RSD 1.113 billion to RSD 1.122 billion, and cuts revenues from RSD 930 billion to RSD 897 billion.
Vujović also said that public sector salaries and pensions higher than RSD 25,000 (EUR 210) would be reduced starting on November 1. According to him, this is "a temporary and partial measure" that will not affect those with lowest income - among whom are 61 percent of Serbia's pensioners.
Tuesday 21.10.2014 | 15:18 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Representatives of education sector employees and Education Minister Srđan Verbić met on Tuesday in Belgrade but failed to resolve their differences.
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BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić voiced the expectation on Tuesday that "even more German investors would come to Serbia."
Tuesday 21.10.2014 | 14:06 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said on Tuesday the 2015 state budget would be "prepared on time, like in previous years."
Monday 20.10.2014 | 11:36 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian dinar (RSD) dropped by 0.05 against the euro (EURO) on Monday, putting the middle exchange rate at RSD 119.5510 for one euro.
Friday 17.10.2014 | 11:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Executive Board of the National Bank of Serbia (NBS) has voted to retain its key policy rate at 8.5 percent.
Monday 13.10.2014 | 16:53 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Consumer prices of products and services in Serbia rose by 0.7 percent in September relative to August this year.
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BELGRADE -- Serbia is moving toward the EU as its strategic objective, but will not impose sanctions against Russia "for a number of reasons," says Aleksandar Vučić.
Monday 13.10.2014 | 09:38 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The reform-oriented government and the new convocation of the EP and the EX should get Serbia to the front step of EU accession, if not to full membership.
Thursday 9.10.2014 | 16:56 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
PIRAT -- Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić opened a new production facility of the "Tigar Tyres" factory in Pirot, southern Serbia, on Thursday.
Thursday 9.10.2014 | 09:25 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The Serbian dinar dropped on Thursday against the euro by another 0.1 percent or 15 paras, thus setting the official middle exchange rate at RSD 119.5502.
Wednesday 8.10.2014 | 14:41 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- The EC in its annual report on Serbia's progress towards EU membership says Serbia sufficiently fulfilled the political criteria, but must focus on key issues.
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WASHINGTON -- Serbia would have a 0.5 percent drop in economic activity this year, and a growth of one percent next year, according to the IMFautumn forecasts.
Monday 6.10.2014 | 15:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
SMEDEREVO -- The Železara Smederevo steelworks will not be closed, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said as he toured the factory on Monday.
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BELGRADE -- The Serbian dinar (RSD) dropped by 0.1 percent against the euro (EUR) on Monday, the central bank (NBS) has announced.