On September 1, 2020, the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia issued a public call for distribution of subsidies to support the operations of the hotel industry in Serbia affected by business difficulties caused by the epidemic of COVID-19 caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The public call will be in place until September 15, 2020, and the funds for the distribution of subsidies in the maximum amount of 1,460,000,000 dinars are allocated by the Law on the Budget of the Republic of Serbia for 2020.
The right to receive subsides through non-refundable funding may be exercised by hospitality services providers from the private sector whose hotels are categorized and who perform activities on the territory of one of the 70 local self-government units.
Funds are allocated in the amount of 350 euros per individual bed and 150 euros per accommodation unit in dinar counter value calculated at the middle exchange rate of the National Bank of Serbia on the day when the funds are allocated.
Entities undergoing bankruptcy proceedings, which are in the process of financial restructuring or liquidation, or are undergoing any procedure relating to prepackaged reorganization plans may not apply for the non-refundable funds.
Entities that reduce their number of employees by more than 10% in the period from August 15, 2020 to December 31, 2020 will lose their right to subsidies through non-refundable funding.
At the beginning of November 2022, the Serbian Competition Authority initiated several ex officio investigations against different market participants.
The Commission for the Protection of Competition initiated proceedings for investigating a violation of competition ex officio against companies Apcom CE Kereskedelmi Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság from Hungary and APCOM DISTRIBUTION PREDUZEĆA ZA TRGOVINU I USLUGE D.O.O., BEOGRAD in order to determine existence of violation of competition from Article 10 of the Law on Protection of Competition.
The Commission for Protection of Competition (the Commission) has conducted an unannounced investigation and initiated an ex officio investigation into the violation of competition against the company Polet-keramika Novi Bečej, in order to determine the existence of a restrictive agreement under the Article 10 of the Law on Protection of Competition in the wholesale market […]