The real impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world’s economies will only be evident in the coming months, and it is expected that this crisis and its consequences can have far greater impacts worldwide than the World Financial Crisis in 2008. It is estimated that the pandemic will also have a negative impact on the Serbian economy, although this impact will be potentially milder than in other European countries. The event will discuss the best economic measures taken as a response to the results of the pandemic in Serbia, including the reallocation of European Union funds from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) for potential consequences, as well as additional funds and financial incentives that will be delivered by the European Union and the European Investment Bank to Serbia in the following period. Ambassador Sem Fabrizi, Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, and Marko Cadez, President, Serbian Chamber of Commerce (to be confirmed) will open the event, and the expert panel will follow:
• Dubravka Negre, Head of the Regional Office of the European Investment Bank
• Aleksandar Ljubic, Executive Director, Foreign Investment Council
• Nikola Altiparmakov, member, Fical Council
• Marko Obradovic, associate, European Policy Centre
The panel and the discussion will be moderated by Vesna Damjanic, a journalist at Radio Television of Serbia.
This discussion is part of a series of debates organised by the EU Delegation with CEP, aiming to bring EU-accession-related topics closer to citizens, with the opportunity to personally discuss them. The events are open to the media and the interested public. The event can be followed online on Facebook pages of CEP and the EU in Serbia.