Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Serbia as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’. 

Serbia: Trade unions urge ban on working on Sundays

Equality Protection Commissioner Brankica Jankovic has sent a draft law to the Ministry of Commerce that would, if enacted, ban Sunday working and shops opening on public holidays …

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Serbia: Safety at work

The Labour Ministry has been drawing up a new law on safety at work …

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Serbia: Changes that affect all Serbian workplaces

Several recent and pending changes will affect all Serbian workplaces …

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Serbia: The only European country to approve visa-free entry for Indians

Indians may enter, transit through and stay in Serbia without a visa, during a period not exceeding 30 days in any one year period …

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Serbia: Citizens of Armenia may stay in Serbia for up to 90 days without visa

Citizens of the Republic of Armenia may now enter, transit and stay on the territory of Serbia for a maximum period of 90 days in any period of 180 days …

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Serbia: Minimum wage increased to 30,022 as of next year

With effect from 1st January 2020, the minimum monthly wage will be increased by 11% from 27,022 dinars (US$254) to 30,022 dinars (US$282) …

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Serbia: Employees could be fired because of fake sick leave

A proposal to amend the Labour Law in order to allow employers to dismiss those employees on “fake sick leave” is to be submitted to Parliament …

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Serbia: Visa-free travel with Iran abolished

The Serbia government has terminated visa-free entry for Iranians out of concerns that some may “abuse the system” to enter other European states illegally …

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Serbia: Population to decline to 5.5 million by 2050

Serbia is seeking to join the European Union …

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Serbia: A request will have to be made to the SIA before a foreigner may enter the country

With effect from October 3rd 2018, a request will have to be made to the Security Information Agency by the Interior Ministry before a foreigner may enter the country to visit or reside …

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Serbia: More detailed records of overtime are required

Employers are now required to maintain more detailed records of overtime actually worked by individual employees and make the data available to the labour inspectorate …

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Serbia: Abolition of visas

A ministerial working group has been looking into how it will be possible to attract more investment into Serbia …

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