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On this page we share with you the links to various sources of knowledge in the areas that CEP focuses on. We hope that you will find the sources below useful for your research or other work.

Public Administration and European Administrative Space

 

Map of Policy Cycle at Central Government Level in Serbia. The report is a result of a “Reforming Policy Coordination and the Centre of Government – Third Phase” project, implemented by consortium led by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and its partner Imorgon Tanacsado Kft.

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Serbian Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government

Service Directive - Novelties introduced with Directive 2006/123/EC and its influence of future legislative allignment in Serbia within the accession process to EU

Services are one of the main drivers of the EU economy: they account for over two-thirds of EU GDP and employment and have been the source of all net job-creation in recent years. Although the Services Directive does not cover all service sectors, the sectors it applies to represent a share of around 40% of GDP and employment.
 
The importance of the services sector scarcely needs to be restated. Companies’ competitive edge increasingly depends on the successful design, management and integration of services into their operations and sales. Many manufacturing firms now offer services in addition to goods, in order to create value-added and distinguish themselves from their competitors. Efficient provision of services has thus become a major factor driving competition. Given the importance of services in household budgets, the availability of high quality, effective services clearly impacts on the quality of life of European citizens. It is therefore of concern, if there are unjustifiable and preventable barriers preventing services being bought or sold across borders.
 
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New Serbian Law on Consumer Protection and the Position of the Serbian Consumer

mrm2012On 23 March 2012 in Florence (Montecatini), Italy, at the 13th Mediterranean Research Meeting, CEP's experts for harmonisation with EU law and consumer law Nebojša Lazarević, LL.M. and Mateja Đurović, LL.M presented a paper entitled "New Serbian Law on Consumer Protection and the Position of the Serbian Consumer". This conference is organised annually by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, operating as part of the prestigious European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy.

In their paper Lazarević and Đurović point out possible directions for improvement of the Law on Consumer Protection, especially with regard to the EU acquis communautaire, as well as a number of problems arising from inadequate implementation and enforcement of this law. They particularly analyse the reasons behind the failure to develop an active consumer policy that would provide consumers with effective protection, as well as ensure a stronger role for consumer organisations and associations, which is, in addition to legal alignment, an obligation under Article 78 of the Stabilisation and Association Agreement.

You can download the complete text of the Paper in PDF format here.

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