Brnabic: Serbian gov't lending hand to all entrepreneurs

Over the past five years, more than 53,000 companies and shops have been opened in Serbia, which ended last year with 390,767 active businesses and ranks 17th in Europe in that regard, Start Legally 2020, a conference on encouraging entrepreneurship, was told Friday.

17 Jan 2020 18:21

BELGRADE - Over the past five years, more than 53,000 companies and shops have been opened in Serbia, which ended last year with 390,767 active businesses and ranks 17th in Europe in that regard, Start Legally 2020, a conference on encouraging entrepreneurship, was told Friday.

Speaking at the conference, Serbian PM Ana Brnabic welcomed the success and said the government was "lending a hand" to all entrepreneurs through more than ten incentive programmes.

Thanks to the Start Legally programme, launched on October 1, 2018, 780 companies and shops have been opened, providing jobs for 850 people, she noted.

"We now have our 850 entrepreneurs in places where we need employment the most - in Brus, Medvedja, Loznica, Krupanj, Trstenik. Exactly where getting foreign direct investors to is a problem for us," she said.

Photo: Tanjug/Government of Serbia/S. Miljevic

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