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May 26, 2004

Government holds first session

March 3 - The Serbian government met in its first session on Wednesday, presided by Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica


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Government approves changes and amendments to customs procedure decree

Feb 26 - The Serbian government adopted changes and amendments to the decree on customs procedure and the collection of customs duty at a session on Thursday, also appointing 42 deputy public prosecutors from Kosovo-Metohija

Serbian government submitted economic laws to parliament last year

Feb 25 - Following a statement by the World Bank that foreign donors expect the Serbian parliament to adopt ten new economic laws during the next month, along with amendments to existing laws that are necessary for the continuation of economic reforms, the Serbian government wants to remind the public that it submitted to the parliament a package of 41 bills, including the ten economic bills the World Bank mentions, last year

Serbia raises sugar import tariffs

Feb 19 - The Serbian government has decided to raise tariffs on sugar imports from the European Union (EU) from 10 dinars per kilo to 18 dinars per kilo, as part of efforts to protect domestic sugar industry

Government adopts revitalisation programme for Zrenjanin sugar plant

Feb 12 - The Serbian government adopted a programme for the revitalisation of the Zrenjanin sugar plant at a session on Thursday, as well as the National Action Plan for Children

Larson gives US support for Serbian government reforms

Feb 11 - Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Zivkovic, Minister of Finance and Economy Bozidar Djelic, Minister of International Economic Relations Goran Pitic and Minister of Privatisation and Economy Aleksandar Vlahovic met with US Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs Alan Larson in Belgrade on Wednesday. Larson gave the US administration's support for the Serbian government's reforms and said he hopes that Serbia will soon form a stable, democratic government which will resume reforms and efforts to integrate the country into European institutions

Serbian government submits 41 bills to Serbian parliament for debate

Feb 11 - The Serbian government has resumbitted a peckage of 41 bills to the Serbian parliament for debate, since the new parliament started with its work. The first bill to be debated is the Bill on the budget of the Republic of Serbia for 2004

Serbian government writes off 50 percent of liabilities to 124 firms

Feb 5 - The Serbian government has decided to write off 50 percent of liabilities for taxes, contributions, and other duties, calculated until December 31, 2003, to 124 enterprises, in an effort to speed up and facilitate their privatization. The repayment of the remainder of liabilities will be postponed for 12 months, the government said in a statement following a session Thursday

Serbian budget for first quarterly of 2004 increased by 495 mln dinars

Jan 22 - The Serbian government adopted at its session today the Amendments to the Decree on provisional budget for January-March 2004 period, increasing budgetary funds by 495 million dinars. The Serbian government set aside 60 million dinars for the financing of election of deputies in the new Serbian parliament, and adopted a Programme of construction, reconstruction and maintenance of water management facilities for first three months of this year

Central securities register starts operation as independent legal entity

Jan 16 - The central securities register, charged with securities registration, clearing and settlement, started operation as an independent legal entity on Jan 1, the Serbian government said in a statement


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