26. October 2014 | Belgrade
26. September 2014 | Serbian European Integation Office
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Minister without Portfolio in charge of EU integration Jadranka Joksimovic, said today that Serbia is the first in the region to establish a National Committee on Investments of the Serbian Government, to prepare and implement significant strategic infrastructure projects
Minister without Portfolio in charge of EU integration Jadranka Joksimovic stated that Serbia has the opportunity to become the engine of development in the Western Balkan region. At the fourth National Conference on Cross-Border Cooperation, where awards were presented to the best projects, Joksimovic said that the local self-governments will be responsible for 60% of the implementation of EU standards, and therefore their capacities need to be strengthened, especially in terms of cross-border cooperation.
The Republic of Serbia is today entering the second year of implementation of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement (SAA). With this Agreement, which entered into force on 1 September 2013, Serbia has created an organised and predictable regime of trade relations with the European Union, contributing, thus, to better economic environment for doing business and investments in our country. The main objective of the Agreement was creating a free trade zone between the EU and the Republic of Serbia.