Gorenje plans to expand production in Serbia

Gorenje plans to expand production in Serbia

Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Ivica Dacic said today that the company Gorenje is one of the biggest investors in Serbia.

Touring the company Gorenje in Velenje, Dacic said that he expects this company to get the status of a domestic manufacturer in Serbia that will be able to use Serbian tax-free regime.

The Prime Minister described his two-day visit to Slovenia as very successful, and added that the two countries have good relations and that there are no outstanding political issues.

He said that economic cooperation between Serbia and Slovenia is successful, adding that it should be expanded further.

Dacic recalled that he met with Prime Minister Janez Jansa, the country's President Danilo Turk, Parliament Chair Gregor Virant, as well as with representatives of companies and the Association of Managers.

The Prime Minister pointed out that our country expects from Slovenia further support towards the EU, and reiterated that the governments of the two countries need to enable companies to jointly appear on third markets, which was discussed this morning with representatives of the Association of Managers.

A consortium for the construction jobs that currently consists of 41 countries of the former Yugoslavia has already been set up, with the goal of joint participation in some traditional markets, Dacic announced.

Dacic also supported the idea to organise a gathering of 100 largest businessmen in the region, which was proposed at a similar event held in Arandjelovac.

He also recalled that the meetings between representatives of the governments of Serbia and Slovenia will continue to be regularly maintained once a year, and that the first one is scheduled for spring next year.

Gorenje CEO Franjo Bobinac stressed that apart from Slovenia, Serbia is the most important production destination for this company, which has been very well received in Serbia.

Bobinac also pointed out to the significant incentives given to investors by the Serbian government for hiring new workers, which amount to up to €10,000 per job.

He said that the company Gorenje in Serbia currently employs 1,300 workers and plans to hire another 500 next year.