Norway and Serbia

03.07.2014 // Relations between Norway and Serbia are very good. A central part of this is the broad project cooperation between the countries since 2000. Serbia is an important partner for Norwegian efforts for supporting regional cooperation and assist furthering the region’s European integration.

Events during the Second World War contributed to laying strong foundations for the bilateral relationship. 4268 Yugoslav prisoners of war, most of them Serbian, were sent to prison camps in Norway, where they lived under extremely tough conditions. Many of the prisoners received help from local populations in Norway, yet only 1955 of them survived. Based on contacts that were made during the war, a Norwegian-Yugoslav friendship association was later established, as well as several Norwegian-Yugoslav friendship municipalities. 

In 1977 a Norwegian lectureship was established at the University of Belgrade. In 1988 the Department of Scandinavian Language and Literature was established at the same university. The friendship house in Gornji Milanovac, which was established in 1987, is possibly the greatest symbol of Norwegian-Serbian cooperation, and is used for hosting various events that bring Norwegian and Serbian communities together.

Norway has contributed with approx. NOK 1.950 million (€ 250 million) in bilateral assistance to Serbia since 2000.  For 2013 Norwegian assistance is approx. 70 mill. NOK. A large part of the aid is realized through a close and direct cooperation between Norwegian and Serbian governments. Important priorities in this cooperation are energy and environmental issues; reform of the security-, justice- and domestic sectors; strengthening of independent control- and regulatory agencies and  gender and minority issues. The defense-related cooperation between Norway and Serbia is particularly visible.

Norway also supports confidence-building measures among ethnic communities.

Telenor is the largest foreign investor in Serbia.

TRADE BETWEEN NORWAY AND SERBIA

Export/import

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

 2013

Norwegian export to Serbia

 

122 mill. NOK

 

59 mill. NOK

 

83 mill. NOK

 

75 mill. NOK

 

54,4 mill.

NOK

 

64, 8 mill NOK

Norwegian import from Serbia

 

91 mill. NOK

 

27 mill.

NOK

 

64 mill. NOK

 

46 mill. NOK

 

61 mill. NOK

 

183 mill. NOK

External trade in goods; import/ export figures (in million) for the flow of goods, period and statistics variable. Figures from ssb.no

 

NORWEGIAN COMPANIES ACTIVE IN SERBIA

Company; additional information

Contact person, e-mail

Address, telephone, fax; comments

CERAGON

(www.ceragon.com)

 

 

 

Nenad Stojanović

Director

Nenad.Stojanovic@ceragon.com

Dobropoljska 26-28

11000 Belgrade

Serbia

Tel: + 381 11 3699 530

Fax: + 381 11 3657 191

EMISOFT

Biljana Kotanjac

Contact person

Biljana.kotanjac@emisoft.com

Ruže Jovanovića 27a

(c/o SEPA)

11000 Beograd

Serbia

Tel: +381 69 17 19 792

ELOPAK

(www.elopak.com)

Ilija Djenić, General Manager

ilija.djenic@elopak.rs

 

Jelena Spasić

Contact person

Jelena.spasic@elopak.rs

 

info@elopak.rs

Batajnički drum 23

11080 Belgrade-Zemun

Serbia

Tel: + 381 11 7160 142/

: + 381 11 7160 577

Fax:+ 381 11 2193 933

FOSDALEN

(www.fosdalen.no)

Vladislav Jović

Contact person

vladisav.jovic@fosdalen.rs

 

Simon Simonović

Director

simon.simonovic@fosdalen.rs

 

 

 

office@fosdalen.rs

Fosdalen d.o.o

Kralja Petra 70/9

11000 Belgrade

Serbia

Tel:+ 381 011 2183 708

Fax:+ 381 011 2183 708

 

Fosdalen d.o.o.

Kralja Vukašina 23

18000 Niš

Serbia

Tel: + 381 69 5888 501

NOVICOM

(http://www.novicom-nordic.ls.rs/rs/)

Ivana Manojlović

Direktør

ivana.manojlovic@novicom.com

Maršala Birjuzova 3-5

11 000 Belgrade

Tel: + 381 11 3286 871

 

RAPP ZASTAVA

 

 

(www.rappmarine.com)

Slobodan Milovanović

Director

sm@rappzastava.com

 

rappzastava@sbb.rs

faktura@rappmarine.com

Topolivaca Trg. 4

34000 Kragujevac

Serbia

Tel: + 381 34 3319 86

Fax: + 381 34 3049 55

STATKRAFT

 

 

(www.statkraft.no)

 

 

 

Dragan Vignjević

Director

dragan.vignjevic@statkraft.com

 

Biserka Tmušić

Contact person

biserka.tmusic@statkraft.com

Statkraft Western Balkans d.o.o Francuska 17/05, 2nd Floor

11000 Belgrade

Serbia

Tel: + 381 11 3038 688

Fax: + 381 11 3038 686

 

Also cover operations in Montenegro and Macedonia

TELENOR

 

 

(www.telenor.rs)

 

 

 

Ove Fredheim

Director

 

servis@telenor.rs

 

 

Omladinskih brigada 90 Airport city

11070 Belgrade

Serbia

Tel: + 381 063 9000

Fax: + 381 063 9001

 

Telenor also has office in Podgorica, Montenegro

 

NORWEGIAN ORGANISATIONS WITHIN BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SECTOR

 

BUSINESS INNOVATION PROGRAMS

 

(www.bips.no)

(www.bips.rs)

 

Bratislav Dobrić

SE Project co-ordinator

 

bd@bips.no

 

bd@bips.rs

Business Innovation Programs

Kneginje Zorke 11a

11000 Belgrade

Serbia

Tel: + 381 63 615 516

 

Business Innovation Programs (Post address)

Oscara Daviča 32/6

11283 Zemun – Belgrade

Serbia


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