| |     ћирилица | latinica  
Home
29 December 2020 President Vucic: Serbia to remain on the course of a winning policy of stability

Preservation of peace, taking care of the health and better living standard are key for Serbia in 2021, underlined President of the Republic Aleksandar Vucic, convinced that even though the completion of this ambitious and by no means easy task will be anything but straightforward, best results can be achieved by working in concert with the Government, while ensuring security and a future of certainty for the citizens.

The President said that Serbia has set for itself great and ambitious goals for the next year, notwithstanding the complex international and regional circumstances, and that it will endeavour to fully preserve peace and stability in the region and the country, while safeguarding the vital national and state interests.

"Serbia will remain on the course of a winning policy - the policy of stability", President Vucic said and stressed that our country remains on the European integration path and that it will carefully foster its friendship with Russia and China, while building a friendship with the United States as well.

According to the President, Serbia will continue to pursue a winning policy, with the country itself as a top priority, i.e., a policy that will enable Serbia to continue being one of the top three countries in Europe in terms of growth rate in the next two years.

A precondition for that, the President noted, is to crack down on criminal groups, but also to ensure even bigger investments in the police and army forces.

"Serbia is the country that recorded the highest growth in Europe in 2020", the President pointed out at the annual press conference and added that he expects to conclude a new arrangement with the IMF, as well as that Serbia, by the end of next year or early 2022, will raise its credit rating to an "investment" one, which will put our country's rating on par with the most developed EU countries.

As the greatest success in 2020, Vucic noted that Serbia will end the year with the highest growth rate in Europe, which, as he said, is expected to be from minus 0.75 percent to minus one.

"I am proud to be the President of a country that is the European champion in terms of GDP", Vucic pointed out and added that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was also pleased with Serbia's success.

According to President Vucic, this result will encourage Serbia to accelerate its European path, while continuing friendships with those who did not turn their backs on Serbia when it was at its darkest hour, namely Russia and China.

The President pointed out that the activities to attract foreign investors will continue, then that work will be done on investments in agriculture, primarily the food industry, new machinery, and digitalization of agriculture.

President Vucic also emphasized that the goal is for salaries in the public sector to average between 560 and 570 euros by the end of the year. Only in Belgrade, the average salary would be around 700 euros.

President Vucic reminded that the salaries of health care workers will increase by five percent from January 1, while the salaries of others in the public sector will increase by 3.5 percent and an additional 1.5 percent as of April 1, while corporal, private first class and non-commissioned officer army ranks will get an increase of an additional 10 percent. He noted that the minimum wage will be increased by 6.6 percent and so will pensions from January 1, by 5.9 percent, with the plan that the average pension amounts to 270 euros by the end of 2021. The President especially pointed out investments in health care, reminding that two new covid hospitals have been opened and that the renovation and construction of health facilities continues throughout Serbia, while stressing that Serbia is by far the first in the region in terms of hospitalized persons per 100,000 citizens, which is why it has recorded a low mortality rate , and also that Serbia this year has been among the top three countries in the region according to the number of PCR tests performed.

Speaking about tourism, the President said that, next year, efforts will be made on the development of the Danube basin region, from Apatin to Kladovo, that the Ovcar-Kablar Gorge will be developed, as well as our mountain centers.

Discussing the field of culture and information, President Vucic said that the implementation of the media strategy and the completion of the reconstruction of the National Theater in Subotica are important for next year, and he announced investments in museums, especially emphasizing the relocation of the History Museum to the train station building. He also stated that the floor heating in the Church of Saint Sava will be completed next year.

He pointed out that the state will continue to take care of our citizens in Kosovo and Metohija, that no one can forbid Serbia to help its people, and that Serbia will not give up on helping our people.

As he emphasized, Serbia is ready to send medicines and vaccines to the Albanian population as well, and pointed out that in the upcoming period our country will pursue a policy of peace in the region and will endeavour to cooperate with Zagreb, Sarajevo, Podgorica and others.


Print version
News
2 December 2021 - Relations between Serbia and Romania are a true example of good-neighbourliness
18. Nov 2021 - Selaković spoke with Giaufret and EU ambassadors
12 November 2021 - Serbia expects support for opening clusters by end year
12 November 2021 - UNESCO’s role extremely important for preservation of Serbian heritage in Kosovo and Metohija
2nd November 2021 - Address of the President of the Republic of Serbia at the United Nations climate change conference COP26 held in Glasgow
25 October 2021 - Selaković: Serbia's help to friendly and fraternal Romania
22 October 2021 - Continuous communication with EU on further reforms
15th October 2021 - Selaković in UNSC: Dialogue and the implementation of the agreements reached are the only right way to resolve all open issues
President Vučić attended ceremony of the beginning of works on the modernization and rehabilitation of the Niš-Brestovac railway
26 September 2021 - Telephone conversation of President Vučić and General Secretary of NATO
25 September 2021 - Selaković in New York with 28 foreign ministers on economic successes of Serbia and K&M situation
25 September 2021 - Pristina seriously jeopardised regional stability
22 September 2021 - Prime Minister Brnabic at Global COVID-19 summit organised by White House
5 August 2021 - Marking the Remembrance Day of all Serbs who died and were expelled in the armed operation "Storm"
22 July 2021 President Vučić: We have decided – our goal is the EU, but China is an important partner
20 July 2021 Serbia has achieved great success in the field of digitalization
29th June 2021 President Vučić participates in the Mini Schengen conference
25. June 2021. Minister Selaković with future defense attachés of the Republic of Serbia
17 June 2021 - Selakovic: Cooperation and good-neighbourly relations are in the general interest of the entire region
17 June 2021 - Meetings in Antalya successful for Serbia
14 June 2021 Serbia committed to improving bilateral cooperation with Romania
09. June 2021. - Address by the President of the Republic of Serbia at the session of the United Nations Security Council
20 May 2021 - Minister Selaković presented the new e-Consulate service
8 May 2021 - Vucic: We consider Europe our home
8 May 2021 - Selakovic congratulates Josep Borrell on Europe Day
21st April 2021 President Vučić met via video link with representatives of the IMF delegation
20th April 2021 Meeting with the World Health Organization Regional Director for Europe
19 April 2021 WHO describes immunisation process in Serbia as impressive
13 April 2021 Selakovic: Pristina persists in its campaign of hatred against the Serbian people
13 April 2021 Selakovic: Political extremism of Albanians in Kosovo and Metohija is becoming stronger
24 March 2021 Marking the Day of Remembrance of the victims of the NATO aggression
Republic of Serbia in the Month of Francophonie / La République de Serbie au Mois de la Francophonie
Commemorating Remembrance Day of 17 March 2004 - Pogrom in Kosovo and Metohija
Meeting with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union
8 March 2021 Selakovic: Fight against all forms of crime is a priority of the Serbian Government
18 February 2021 - Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb and Ljubljana elected as the new Patriarch of Serbia
President Vučić receives credentials of the newly appointed ambassador of Romania
15.02.2021. - The Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia
President Vucic: Serbia is ready for dialogue on Kosovo and Metohija, but will refuse being humiliated
Meeting with the Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Serbia
26 January 2021 Minister Selakovic speaks for Politika: The year of rejuvenation of Serbian diplomacy
President Vucic: Serbia is the first in Europe in terms of growth
3 January 2021 Every Serb in the diaspora is potentially a lobbyist
2 January 2021 Minister Selakovic: New ambassadors will be appointed this year, but the goals remain the same
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia wishes you a Happy New Year
29 December 2020 President Vucic: Serbia to remain on the course of a winning policy of stability
Serbian Prime Minister the first PM in Europe to receive a Covid-19 vaccine
18.12.2020. Minister Selakovic met with leadership of the Danube Commission in Budapest
Brnabic and Borrell: Political and economic aspects of negotiations
Minister Selakovic: Full EU membership remains a priority of the new Government
J. Joksimović and Roth on Serbia’s negotiations and new methodology
STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
The 10th Conference of journalists and media of the diaspora and Serbs in the region
President meets the ambassadors of the EU member states accredited to Serbia and the head of the European Union Delegation
SERBIA - Emerging tech development hub
Free-of-charge a three-month course of Serbian Language
Visa applications – 23.05.2020.
Statement by H.E. Mr. Ivica Dačić
DIGITAL CONTENT IN THE FIELD OF CULTURE
IMPORTANT NOTICE!
COVID-19 - NEW MEASURES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA
NOTICE on the temporary closure of certain border crossings between the Republic of Serbia and Romania
Decision on visa exemption for entry into the Republic of Serbia for nationals of the Republic of Armenia, holders of ordinary passports
Agreement on Release of Visa Obligations between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Suriname
Republic of Serbia - Candidate for the UNESCO Executive Board 2019-2023
Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on the elimination of visas
Studying in Serbia
The second Western Digital Summit Western Balkans in Belgrade
A visit to the municipality of Svinjica, occasion of the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia
The reception on the occasion of the celebration of the Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia
Tenth Conference of the Serbian Medical Diaspora, Belgrade 20-22 June 2019
Decision on the abolition of visas for entry into the Republic of Serbia for citizens of the Federation of St. Kitts and the Republic of Palau
Assembly of the Danube–Criș–Mureș–Tisa Euroregion, Timisoara, November 28, 2018
Visit of the Provincial Government representative to the Serbian Gymnasium in Timisoara
Conference about the project of the Revitalization of the Navigational Infrastructure of the Begej Canal, funded through the Romania-Serbia Interreg – IPA program
Day of the Serbian language in Romania
Concert of the Art Ensemble of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia "Stanislav Binicki"
Cross-border cooperation program Romania-Serbia, project "HerA", Timisoara, November 13
Laying of Wreath at the memorial-ossuary of Serbian internees in Arad
Minister of Culture visits the Association of Serbs in Romania
1. Scientific Symposium ,,100 Years of Great Events for Serbs in Romania"
Opening of the day of Serbian culture inthe Timisoara
Visa exemption for the citizens of Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Commonwealth of Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago
7th International Sports Fair, November 23-25, 2018
Bilateral talks between foreign ministers of Serbian an Romanian I. Dacic and T. Meleskanu
Minister I. Dacic met representatives of the Association of Serbs in Romania
Minister I. Dacic visited the Episcopal Palace Timisoara
Decision on termination of the validity of the Decision on the abolition of visas for entry into R. Serbia for citizens of IR Iran, holders of ordinary passports
CALL FOR FREE-OF-CHARGE THREE-MONTH SKYPE COURSE OF SERBIAN LANGUAGE AS PER THE PROJECT„ONLINE LEARNING OF SERBIAN AS NATIVE TONGUE“
"Days of Transfiguration of Serbs in Romania", an international literary event organized for the 25th time
Visa exemption for the citizens of Republic of Azarbaijan
Visa exemption for the citizens of Republic of Burundi
Decision of the Government of St.Vincent and the Grenadine on the abolition of visas for citizens of the Republic of Serbia, holders of all passports
Abolition of visas for citizens of the Republic of Serbia, holders of all passports
Abolition of visas for citizens of the Republic of Serbia, holdeer
Visa exemption for the citizens of Georgia
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala on the exemption of Visas for Holders of Diplomatic and Official Passports
Visa exemption for the citizens of Republic of Suriname
Visa exemption for the citizens of Republic of Guinea Bissau
The Decision of the Islamic Republic of Iran on visa exemption for the nationals of the Republic of Serbia, holders of ordinary passports
Visa exemption for the citizens of Indonesia
Information about 8th Conference Serbian Medical Diaspora
The abolition of visas for citizens of the Republic of Peru, holders of ordinary passports
International public competition for the design of a conceptual solution for the Zoran Đinđić Memorial
Celebration the National Day of the Republic of Serbia
Invitation to tender for the provision of real estate sales services – the sales of diplomatic real estate in New York (USA), Tokyo (Japan), Bonn (Germany), and Berne (Switzerland)
Promotion of Kikinda events in Timisoara
Laying wreaths to commemorate the Day of heroes in Timisoara
Fair exhibition in Timis Chamber of Commerce with the participation of Serbian businessmen
Celebrating Independence Day of Romania, Victory Day and the Allied Powers Europe Day in Timisoara
Europe Day celebrations at events in Timisoara
Minifestifal film "Cine cultura" in Timisoara
A book of condolences at the Consulate General on the occasion of the death the officials Serbian Embassy in Tripoli
Awards ceremony, Dr Slavomir Gvozdenovic
Non-Paper
From August 6th,2015 do not require visas for citizens of Moldova
Serbia National Day
Public holiday in Romania
Government declares three days of mourning for flood victims.A book of condolence will remain open at the Consulate General
Easter holydays
THE MARCH POGROM, 17-18 March 2004
National day of the Republic of Serbia, 15 February 2014.
Information on the elections in Serbia
Traffic Report and Traffic Closures
November 11th, Armistice Day
Learning Serbian language online
The Timis County seat Prefect Mr.Eugen Dogariu, received chiefs of North and Mid Banat Administrative Districts
Serbian company "Toza Markovic" from Kikinda received a special award "for Exquisiteness"
News - Archive