Monitoring report: Economic Reform Programme (ERP) 2020-2022
Meeting the economic criteria is one of the key conditions for membership in the European Union (EU). In particular, this means that each candidate country must build a functioning market economy that has the capacity to withstand competitive pressure within the EU single market before full accession.
What is a linear and what is a circular economy
The term “circular economy” is increasingly being mentioned in public sphere. The circular economy is one of the most important aspects of the European Green Deal, presented by the European Commission at the end of last year, with an intention of replacing the current “linear economy”.
Legal practice framework in light of EU law on services and freedom of establishment
The role of legal profession and responsibility for interpreting and shaping law, provide lawyers with an important place in countries aspiring to join the European Union (“EU”). First and foremost, lawyers play an important role in the fight to respect human rights. Also, lawyers are one of the main driving forces of the economies of states aspiring to join the EU.
From Production to the Market – shoes
What does the map of product movements from the factory to the market of Serbia and the market of the European Union look like? What are the steps that manufacturers must take to get their product on the shelves?
Equalization of excise duty on strong alcoholic beverages
How much is Serbia harmonised with the European Union when it comes to excise policy? What is holding back the opening of the negotiating Chapter 16 (Taxation)? How will the process of accession and harmonisation with EU rules affect excise duties on alcoholic beverages?
Economic Reform Programme – ERP
The Economic Reform Programme (ERP) is the most important strategic document in the economic dialogue of the European Union (EU) and candidates (and potential candidates) for membership in the EU. It is also umbrella economic document of the Republic of Serbia, because it serves to improve the management of economic policies and economic development.
Free movement of goods – how far we are from the European Union
By far the most important trade partner of the Republic of Serbia is the European Union (EU). At the same time, full membership in the EU as soon as possible is set as a strategic goal of the Republic of Serbia.
Equalization of excise burden on strong alcoholic beverages a prerequisite for joining the EU
Five years after the explanatory and bilateral screening, Negotiating Chapter 16, which refers to taxation, has not been open for negotiations. According to the 2016 and 2017 EC reports, the key problem standing in the way of opening the chapter is the unequal excise burden on domestic and imported coffee and strong alcoholic beverages.
Consumer Protection in Serbia
Consumer law in Serbia is the result of the legal reception of European consumer law, which has been implemented in the past ten years as part of Serbia’s legal harmonisation and EU accession processes.
Financial Management and Control
This brief analyses the key achievements, indicates main obstacles in its establishment and implementation and sums up the measures needed to be implemented in order to “move” FMC from strategy on paper towards concrete benefits for the citizens.