AMENDMENTS TO THE CIVIL PROCEDURE LAW

On November, 9, 2018, the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia passed the Law on Amendments to the Civil Procedure Law (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia” No. 72/11, 49/13 – US, 74/13 – US and 55/14) – “hereinafter – the Law”.

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AMENDMENTS ON LAW ON PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION

The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia has recently adopted amendments to the Law on Planning and Construction and the Building Legalization Law and has rendered the new Law on Construction Products, which set of regulations should lead to more efficient functioning of the construction sector. It is considered that changes to the Law on Planning and Construction will stimulate the emergence of new business entities on the market and market competition and that a large number of new domestic and foreign economic entities will be formed in order to undertake realization of new construction and other projects.

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OBLIGATIONS OF THE EMPLOYER IN SAFETY AT WORK

The safe working environment is imperative nowdays when accidents and failures are more frequent. The Law on Safety and Health at Work (“Official Gazette of RS”, No. 101/2005, 91/2015 and 113/2017) foresee as one of the measures for ensuring a safe working environment, the obligation of an employer to train employees on providing a first aid.

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AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW ON COMPANIES

On June 8, 2018,the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia passed the Law on Amendments and Supplements to the Law on Companies (Official Gazette of RS, No. 36/2011, 99/2011, 83/2014 – state law, 5/2015 and 44/2018 (Law)). Amendments envisaged under this Law are numerous and can be divided into three groups.

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RIGHT OF FOREIGN CITIZENS TO BUY PROPERTIES AND TO ACQUIRE OWNERSHIP RIGHTS ON IMMOVABLES IN THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

Rights of foreign persons (natural and legal) to acquire the right of ownership on immovables on the territory of the Republic of Serbia through legal transactions inter vivos (purchase and sale agreement, deed of gift, life care contract, and alike) and legal transactions mortis causa (through inheritance) are stipulated by the Law on Basis of Ownership And Proprietary Relations (“Official Gazette of SFRY”, Nos. 6/80 and 36/90, ” Official Gazette of SRY”, br. 29/96 and ” Official Gazette of RS”, No. 115/2005 –state law –hereinafter referred to as: the „Law“).

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SERBIA’S NEW LAW ON FOREIGNERS

Law on Foreigners (Official Gazette of RS, No. 24/2018) (hereinafter “the Law”) came into effect on April 3, 2018, though its application is postponed by 6 months, i.e. it shall start to be applied on October 3, 2018.
The Law is aligned with EU Directives which regulate this area, and the novelty is that all issues which the old law did not regulate, but which were applied in practice, have been now regulated.

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