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Serbia: E-Cigarette Taxation Introduced

(Aug. 3, 2015) On August 1, 2015, the Law on Amendments and Additions to the Excise Act of the Republic of Serbia of June 26, 2015, entered into force (SLUZBENI GLASNIK RS [official gazette], No. 55/2015, National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia website (in Serbian)). The Law introduces an excise tax to be paid […]

Croatia; International Court of Justice; Serbia: Judgment in a Case on the Application of the Convention on Genocide

(Feb. 6, 2015) On February 3, 2015, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands, issued a judgment on whether Serbia had committed the crime of genocide against Croatians and whether Croatia had committed genocide against Serbs. (Press Release, No. 2015/4, International Court of Justice, Application of the Convention on the Prevention and […]

Serbia: Property Law Package Approved by Parliament

(Oct. 26, 2011) On September 26, 2011, the Serbian Parliament approved by “an overwhelming majority” a law on restitution of property, to provide compensation for or return of property confiscated by the communist authorities after World War II, when Serbia was part of the former Yugoslavia. (John Paul Putney, Serbia Approves WWII Property Restitution Law, […]

European Union; Serbia: Agreement on Security Procedures in Exchanging Classified Information

(Aug. 30, 2011) In May 2011, an agreement was signed between the European Union and Serbia in an effort to strengthen security cooperation between the two partners. The agreement is designed to establish security procedures for exchanging classified information and to facilitate and expedite the exchange of that information. On August 23, 2011, the agreement […]

Serbia: New Rules on Tax Residence Forms

(Nov. 16, 2010) Serbia's Minister of Finance adopted a rulebook on tax residence certificate forms on October 21, 2010, that will become effective on January 1, 2011. As of that date, tax residence certificates for residents of Serbia, based on the location of the head office for legal persons and the location of the domicile […]