National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) in its traditional cerimony has awarded the Minister of Finance Dusan Vujovic as “Reformer of the year”. This morning during the panel organized in the City Hall, five ministers (Construction, Finance, Energy, Justice and Agriculture) has answered to questions and suggestions about how to improve the economic environment and to reform the Serbian bureaucracy.
The National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) says that, last year, the state authorities managed to solve only 9 of the 100 administrative problems that hinder businesses.
NALED representative, Ivan Radak adds that some of the most important adopted recommendations include introduction electronic health booklets, the abolition of double fees for the same cadastre service, and the simplification of the rules regarding eligibility for maternity benefits.
“The National Bank of Serbia has abolished the use of company seals in payment services between banks and companies, and the Law on Electronic Business has been adopted, which is the basis for the introduction of new e-services,” Radak told Beta news agency prior to tomorrow’s presentation of NALED’s ‘Gray Book’.
Radak added that the Gray Book contains several new recommendations including the proposals for improvement of the cadastral registration procedure, establishment of a single public register of all taxes and fees in Serbia, and balancing out the prices utility services for citizens and businesses.
“We believe that it is important to introduce an electronic system for registration of seasonal workers in agriculture, and an electronic system for the allocation of incentives in agriculture, but also to reduce income taxes and contributions, and enable businesses to keep their documentation in an electronic form “, Radak underlines.
“During the ten years that the NALED Gray Book has been published, we gave 190 individual recommendations in total, 89 of which were implemented,” Radak said, indicating that this means that, on average, only nine recommendations were adopted on an annual basis.
(Nova Ekonomija, 25.01.2018)
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