On Friday, 17 April, NALED’s Assembly selected new Managing and Supervisory Boards for the following two years. Their task is to lead Alliance initiatives for improving the business environment and strengthening the competitiveness of Serbia on its path to the European Union. As Chair of the Ethics Committee, David Lythgoe was tasked with observing the voting and vote count, and presenting the results.
The voting was followed by a ceremonial event, attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State Administration and Local Government Kori Udovički, Head of EU Delegation Michael Davenport, U.S. Ambassador Michael Kirby and Ambassador of Austria Johannes Eigner.
Halifax’ project Strengthening Consumer Protection in Serbia has been assisting the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Services (now and Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications) for the past two years. The project has helped in drafting the new law that has just been adopted.
Consumer rights are an integral part of the EU’s internal market, and their strengthening is one of the things that is needed to prepare Serbian companies to be competitive in the EU. The new law will go a long way towards this.
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What is your interpretation of the term “business-friendly municipality”?
David Lythgoe: A business-friendly municipality is one that combines high service levels at realistic, transparent tariffs with low taxes and administrative burdens. Continue reading