BD2P contributes to EBRD’s Transition Report 2020-21

Bojović Drašković Popović & Partners together with SELA member firms assisted with the survey of legal frameworks governing state-owned enterprises (SOE) for the report of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Our contribution on Corporate Governance challenges of SOE is featured in Chapter 2 of the Report.

Chapter 2 discusses the rationale for state ownership, the objectives of such entities and gives an analysis of state enterprises’ governance and highlights areas for improvement.

SELA team was praised for its involvement on the project as it was “both most efficient and gave most precise answers!“

The title of this year’s Transition Report – “The State Strikes Back” – reflects both the trend towards growing acceptance of state involvement and the increased expectations that are now being placed on the state.

The Report is available online and can be downloaded here.

White Book 2020 Launch

Foreign Investors Council presented the White Book 2020 to the highest Government officials and marked its 18th anniversary on 19 November 2020.

This year, numerous representatives of state bodies, embassies, and the stakeholder community could follow the ceremony via an online platform.

BD2P’s team members once again participated in drafting the relevant sections of the White Book as they are also active participants in many specialized committees of the Foreign Investors Council.

The online conference was opened with an introductory address by FIC President and Telenor CEO Mike Michel, followed by Editor-in-Chief Miroljub Labus, Head of EU Delegation in Serbia Sem Fabrizi, and Prime Minister Ana Brnabić.

The White Book is the major product by which, for more than a decade, FIC gives recommendations aimed at supporting economic growth and better living standard of Serbian citizens.

The complete publication of the White Book 2020 can be downloaded via the FIC website in both English and Serbian language.

The Latest Newsletter: The implementation of the new Anti-Corruption law has begun

The new Anti-Corruption Law was adopted on 22 May 2019 and it regulates the legal status, competence and work organization of the Anti-Corruption Agency, introduces numerous novelties related to the conflicts of interest, cumulation of public functions, official’s property and income registration, authorities and election of the governing bodies of the Agency.

Together with the previously adopted Law on Organization and Jurisdiction of Government Authorities in the Suppression of Organized Crime, Terrorism, and Corruption, the Law on Lobbying and the Law on the Examination of the Origin of Property, Serbia has significantly improved the normative framework for an even more effective fight against corruption.

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