Ministry of Economy (Serbia)
|Formed||3 March 2004|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Serbia|
|Headquarters||Kneza Miloša street 20, Belgrade, Serbia
|Annual budget||$402.00 million (2018, planned)|
|Deputy Ministers responsible||
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The Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Serbia (Serbian: Министарство привреде / Ministarstvo privrede) is the ministry in the Government of Serbia which is in the charge of economy. The current minister is Goran Knežević, in office since 11 August 2016.
The Ministry of Economy was established on 3 March 2004 after the dissolution of the Ministry of Privatization and Economic Reconstruction which existed from 1991 to 2004.
The Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations which existed from 1991 to 2007, merged into the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development in 2007.
Over the years, it has changed many secondary areas of its jurisdiction. Regional development was added in 2007, and later the Ministry of National Investment Plan merged into the Ministry of Economy and Regional Development in 2011.
The Ministry of Economy was reunified from 2012 to 2013 with the Ministry of Finance under Mlađan Dinkić. At the same time, Regional Development was joined with the Local-Self Government into unified ministry (later Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government).
In 2013, Ministry of Economy was once again split from Finance under Saša Radulović.
There are several sectors operating within the Ministry:
- Sector for economic development
- Item list with tags
- Sector for development of small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurship
- Sector for quality infrastructure
- Sector for international cooperation and European integration
- Sector for privatization and bankruptcy
- Sector for control, supervision and administrative affairs in the field of public enterprises and business registers
- Sector for investments in infrastructure projects
There are several agencies and institutions that operate within the scope of the Ministry:
- Directorate for Measures and Precious Metals
- Agency for Business Registers
- Development Agency of Serbia
- Accreditation body of Serbia
- Institute for Standardization of Serbia
- Agency for licensing of bankruptcy administrators
- Insurance and Financing Agency of Serbia
- Agency for the conduct of disputes in the privatization process
- Development Fund
List of ministers
|Party||Term of Office||Prime Minister
|Minister of Economy|
|DSS||3 March 2004||10 May 2004||Koštunica (I)|
|DSS||10 May 2004||19 October 2004|
|DSS||19 October 2004||15 May 2007|
|Minister of Economy and Regional Development|
|G17 Plus||15 May 2007||21 February 2011||Koštunica (II)
|G17 Plus||21 February 2011||14 March 2011||Cvetković (I)|
|G17 Plus||14 March 2011||27 July 2012|
|Minister of Finance and Economy|
|G17 Plus / URS||27 July 2012||2 September 2013||Dačić (I)|
|Minister of Economy|
|n-p||2 September 2013||29 February 2014||Dačić (I)|
|SNS||29 February 2014||27 April 2014|
Acting Minister from 4 August 2014
|n-p||27 April 2014||3 September 2014||Vučić (I)|
|SNS||3 September 2014||11 August 2016|
|SNS||11 August 2016||Present||Vučić (II)
- Ministry of Industry (1991–2001)
- Ministry of Privatization and Economic Reconstruction (1991–2004)
- Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations (1991–2007)
- Ministry of National Investment Plan (2007–2011)
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