Follow-up report of the seminar: “Amendments to the Law on Residence and Employment of Foreigners – Dilemmas and Challenges in Practice”

In cooperation with the Slovenian Business Club and CANSEE Canadian-Serbian Business Association, TSG Lawyers Belgrade organised a TSG :Employment Talks: working breakfast on the 14th of March 2024 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Belgrade, on the topic:

What are the benefits of the amendments to the Law on Residence and Employment of Foreigners?
Dilemmas and Challenges in Practice


Representatives from state authorities, various sectors of the economy, foreign embassies, counsellors, and legal advisors attended the breakfast meeting. The speakers discussing changes in the regulation of the residence status of foreigners in the Republic of Serbia and provided examples from practice, were:

Zorica Vulić – (Ministry of the Interior, Cabinet of the Minister and Police Officer of the Border Police Administration)
Radojka Krsmanović – (Ministry of the Interior, Head of the Department for Temporary Residence and Permanent Settlement in the Ministry of Foreigners and Immigration)
Ivana Čikarić i Katarina Denčić – (Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veterans and Social Affairs, Labour and Employment Sector)
Biljana Marić – (Office for Information Technology and Electronic Administration)

The event was moderated by Ivana Stefanović, partner and attorney at law at TSG Lawyers Belgrade. The seminar started with an overview of the reasons for the changes and the main motives behind them. These changes are a result of the harmonisation of Serbian legislation with EU directives, the liberalisation of the procedure for the employment of foreigners and the increase in the competitiveness of the Serbian labour market.

The lecture was accompanied by a lively discussion and an interactive exchange of opinions and experiences with the participants of the seminar. The changes in the above-mentioned laws were presented in detail. The procedures for temporary residence and employment of foreigners are the main areas affected by these changes. The participants had the opportunity to hear from the panelists, who have extensive experience in this field, about the new rules for the employment of foreigners in Serbia. They were also able to discuss with them the dilemmas and challenges that arise in practice. After the presentation, open questions and expectations regarding the results of the changes were discussed over a relaxed working breakfast.

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