- From Belgium to Serbia
- Getting to Serbia
- Entering Serbia
- Advantages of Serbia
- Disadvantages of Serbia
- Geography and Climate of Serbia
- Accommodation in Serbia
- Taxation in Serbia
- Employment Opportunities for Expats in Serbia
- Transport in Belgrade
- Driving in Serbia for Expats
- Tourist Serbia
- Holidays and Cultural Features of Serbia
- Money in Serbia
- Healthcare in Serbia
- Serbia for Business
- Serbia and International Politics
Our clients are actively looking for new jurisdictions that offer development opportunities, and Serbia could be one of them. As any emerging economy, it is open to expats and foreign businesses. The Serbian capital, Belgrade, is enjoying a steady expat wave that turns it little by little into a bustling and diverse international community.
You can count on the good quality of living in Serbia as the Human Development Index is rather high. The country is standing at EU door (and is highly likely to knock on it in 2025 when it is expected to finally join the European Union). Thriving real estate market, cultural and tourist attractions and really hospitable people make Serbia an exciting place for expats. You will live just a few hours away from the main EU capitals and enjoy a lower cost of living and a European lifestyle.
The present-day situation in the country looks quite promising; however, Serbia experienced quite a lot of turbulence in the past. The political unrest during Milošević’s times is just an episode: in fact, Serbia’s war-ridden past dates back to some unthinkable times, so a veil of history seems to be cast over its towns and cities. For instance, there is a place called Lepenski Vir where traces of prehistoric culture were found dating 7,000 BC, which is the reason why the area is referred to as the Cradle of Europe. In short, if history appeals to you, Serbia definitely has something to offer.
Most expats flock to Belgrade, which is easily explained by economic reasons: according to Emerging Europe (a British organization), it has the status of a city with the greatest economic potential. But the real asset found in Belgrade and elsewhere are the people. Serbs are known as very straightforward individuals, and this lack of unnecessary ceremonies has its charm for expats. Serbian hospitality is yet another feature, and guests are often invited to Serbian homes and treated with lots of delicious dishes.
All of that is enough to fall in love with Serbia, right? However, life is not just about the emotional appeal but also about everyday basics. Let’s look at some practical things that you will need to actually arrange a comfortable expat living in Serbia.
From Belgium to Serbia
One day, a 28-year-old Belgian girl called Martine contacted us. She wanted to relocate to Belgrade, and it was no spontaneous decision: she visited Serbia a few years ago and was really fascinated with it. Martine is a person who likes comfortable routines in life, so she never thought of relocation as it could ruin her habits. But the spell was irresistible this time. Martine decided to find a way to relocate to Belgrade without too many hurdles to overcome, so she needed an expert to do some things for her.
As you know, tourism and migration are different things. Any expat will tell you that you will need to have answers to 100 questions and more, and the better are your preparations and the more assistance you have, the less frustrated you finally are. There are many things you should know how to handle (health, business, real estate). What every expat really needs is competent expert support, and we at Offshore Pro Group are glad to help.
Here are some points to consider about Serbia – and we especially recommend it to those who hesitate: reading structured information helps to make a reasonable decision. Once you feel that expat living in Serbia is what you really need, you will have to find out more about legal residence issues. Martine had a remote job to make her living, but she has always dreamed of owning a business and was delighted to find out that she could buy a ready-made company in Serbia with the help of our specialists.
Several years have passed now, and our Belgian client is still in love with her new home in Serbia. Martine helped us prepare really useful information for those who will opt for Belgrade as she did. And she made some comments for you to touch a bit of real everyday expat living in Serbia, a truly marvelous destination yet to be discovered by many.
Getting to Serbia
Serbia’s two largest airports are located near Belgrade, so air travel lovers are welcome to buy a plane ticket and enjoy a quick flight. Martine took off at Brussels and was in Belgrade in 5 hours and a half.
If you love water transport, you should know that there is a major port in Belgrade that stands on the Danube. Traveling by ship is the easiest way to take furniture or heavy items along with you.
Serbia also boasts a well-developed railway network that has direct and indirect links to many surrounding European countries. So, getting to Serbia from Europe by train is another good opportunity to take.
Like any other European citizen, Martine had the right to freely enter Serbia and stay there for 3 months over a 180-day period, and the same rule applies to many countries. However, you need to register with the police within 48 hours of arriving in Serbia (if you live in a hotel or hostel, they will do it for you).
When those days are up, you need to leave the country. Most expats make a quick trip to Bosnia or Croatia to solve that problem and renew their stay in Serbia. But it is much more convenient to make a few steps towards permanent residence and maybe even citizenship, and that is something Martine decided to do with our help. By the way, dual citizenship is allowed in Serbia, which is a good thing for expats who value their original citizenship a lot.
Just to make things clear, expats can legally stay in Serbia on the basis of the following permits:
Short stay – a visa-free stay for no more than 90 days in any 180-day period from the date of the first entry to Serbia.
A long-stay visa allows staying in the Republic of Serbia for up to 180 days.
Temporary residence is a residence permit granted to foreigners in the Republic of Serbia who want to stay for more than 90 days.
Permanent residence is a permit issued to a foreigner that allows a long-term stay in Serbia.
You can read more on permanent residence in Serbia here or contact our experts for help.
Advantages of Serbia
If your profession is related to the field of information technology, the relocation to Serbia is an easy step to take as you will be in demand. Martine did not need a local job, so it was not an issue for her. But the situation with non-IT professions is more difficult, though even an average level of professional knowledge and skills makes it possible to find a job for a Serbian expat.
Serbia for expats: advantages and relocation
- Favorable climate
- Low crime rate
- Intolerance of conflict and rudeness. Serbia is recognized as one of the happiest countries of all the former Yugoslavia states in 2022, and the locals are trying to keep their country as conflict-free as possible. However, expats note that rudeness is not something they will silently tolerate.
- Local cuisine will not be of much help if you are on a diet. The locals love meat, so expat-vegetarians will have a hard time. And Serbia is a confectionery paradise with truly exquisite desserts, so you should know how to stop! Martine understood in about two months that sweet life in Belgrade has an impact on her figure and teeth, so she limited herself to tasting desserts at weekends. That’s the way of most expats in Serbia.
- In Serbia, the locals love children very much and rarely shout at them.
- If we wanted to describe living in Serbia in a nutshell, we would mention relaxation and widespread smoking. And it is true that Serbia will seem quite a slow country for expats who are accustomed to an active life.
- The level of wages and living standards in Serbia are quite high in 2022. There are no signs indicating that NATO was dropping bombs on the country a quarter of a century ago.
- Expats note that the attitude towards the foreigners is extremely friendly, and smiles in the streets of Serbia will help you feel welcome.
- The popularity of Serbia for business is largely due to the fact that English is widely used in the business sphere.
- Real estate prices are much lower in Serbia than in other European cities.
- From the vast plain in the north to the high mountains in the south, Serbia will surprise you with the diversity of natural landscapes and wildlife. Numerous plant and animal species that have almost become extinct in other parts of Europe have found refuge in Serbia.
Disadvantages of Serbia
It would be unfair to write about advantages of Serbia only. There are pros and cons to every phenomenon, so let’s mention two important things that expats in Serbia pay attention to.
- First of all, foreigners often find winters in Serbia too cold and gloomy, especially in January. Some expats are OK with it, but others choose to spend the winter months outside Serbia.
- The second thing is widespread smoking. Martine is a smoker, so she was absolutely tolerant of that. Of course, there are areas for smokers and non-smokers in restaurants and places alike, but some expats get frustrated if they see smokers everywhere in Serbia.
These two points should not come as a surprise to you when you relocate to Serbia, that’s why we mention them. Experienced nomads say that life is not about eliminating all cons but about striking the balance between enjoyable pros and cons that you can tolerate. Pros and cons are everywhere, but their impact on you is different.
Belgrade is a vibrant European city with a population of more than 1.5 million people. It is known as the White Fenix as it was the site of 115 wars and had to be rebuilt after destruction 44 times during its history. It was bombed three times – during the First and Second World Wars, and in 1999 by NATO. But here you are, in the middle of a resilient megalopolis in Serbia from which you can claim a part of its power.
Belgrade is situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Sava and the Danube, and they divide the city into two parts: the downtown and older districts and the New Belgrade with high-rising office centers and wide boulevards.
Serbia has witnessed the technology and digital nomad boom in recent years, with the tech industry accounting for 6% of the country’s GDP.
A remark from Martine. The thing she really appreciates about Belgrade is its green markets (pijace in Serbian). There are more than 30 of them in the city, and you can buy fresh local seasonal vegetables and fruits all year round. A green market is a perfect place to start your morning in Serbia.
Geography and Climate of Serbia
Serbia is sandwiched between Central and Southern Europe in the Balkan Peninsula and the Pannoian Plain, and it borders Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, and last but not least – Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Expats sometimes complain about very hot summers in Serbia, with the temperature rising above 30 degrees. Winters are quite long and cold, so be sure to get some winter clothes. There are roughly 31 days a year when the temperature is above 30°C and 95 days when it is above 25°C. Late spring in Serbia tends to be quite wet.
Accommodation in Serbia
People arriving in a new country typically rent a hotel room, and Belgrade offers hotels to suit every pocket. Another possible option is an apartment that expats rent for a short period of time. Long-term rent is cheaper, but you have to find a place that suits your needs perfectly.
Martine, as a demanding client, spent about a month to find an ideal place in Belgrade. She says it is a good idea to think of your needs in advance – neighborhood, infrastructure, proximity to places you need, and so on. After all, starting to live in a new environment is like starting a new life!
Here is some information for expats on accommodation prices in Belgrade:
Accommodation with a kitchen for expats on a tight budget (Belgrade, best feedback and lowest cost, 1 night ‒ two adults):
- Delete 5, Zemunske Kapije ‒ USD 40
- Apartman Zemoon ‒ USD 40
- Apartment Feather 3 ‒ USD 40
- MAXIMUS VRACAR ‒ USD 41
- Apartment Dedinje Hill 2 ‒ USD 40
Accommodation for expats (Belgrade, minimum distance from the center, 1 night ‒ two adults):
- Five Points Square ‒ USD 54
- Boutique Rooms ‒ USD 73
- Courtyard by Marriott Belgrade City Center ‒ USD 135
- Boutique Hotel Museum ‒ USD 115
- Ben Akiba Luxury Suites ‒ USD 93
This is the basic comfort, but most expats need more (like Martine) even for a short stay in Serbia, so here are some luxury options to consider:
Accommodation for expats (Belgrade, minimum distance from the center, 1 night ‒ two adults, 5* hotel according to Booking.com):
- Square Nine Hotel Belgrade ‒ USD 370 / 9.2
- Prezident Palace Belgrade ‒ USD 335 / 9.6
- Hilton Belgrade ‒ USD 143 / 9.2
- Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade ‒ USD 120 / 8.1
- SAINT TEN Hotel ‒ USD 132 / 9.1
Accommodation for expats (Serbia, 1 night ‒ two adults, villas rated according to Booking.com):
- Ledinačka Vila (Ledinci) ‒ USD 202 / 9.0
- Sami Green House (Banoštor) ‒ USD 225 / 9.7
- Kalemegdan (Čortanovci) ‒ USD 359 / 9.9
- Villa Sunshine (Sremska Kamenica) ‒ USD 250 / 9.1
- Belegis Villa (Stari Banovci) ‒ USD 210 / 9.9
Alternative Options for Expats in Serbia
Long-term lease is much more affordable than daily accommodation. But even if expats are lucky enough to find a suitable option in Belgrade, they note that the housing costs are quite high.
Therefore, wealthy expats increasingly choose buying a place to live in Serbia rather than renting it. The main advantage of investing in real estate is a radical reduction in costs, but this argument only works in the long term. Therefore, if your expat plans are really serious, it makes sense to think of the idea of investing in your own apartment or house. In this case, Serbia will become a second motherland for you, but the amount of initial investment (which will definitely pay off!) will still be quite large.
Useful Details for Expats in Serbia
- Martine rented a one-bedroom apartment in Belgrade and was surprised to find out that there is no lounge. And this is a typical thing that may first puzzle the expat westerners in Serbia: if you need a one-bedroom apartment by western standards, look for a two-bedroom one.
- One-and-a-half-bedroom apartment is a local phenomenon that expats find strange. It refers to a larger kitchen where you can use an additional fold-out couch – a typical sleeping place in Serbia, especially for the older generation.
- If you prefer a stationary bed (like Martine), be sure to check the sleeping place if you rent a furnished apartment in Serbia as fold-out couches are considered a standard option.
- Rent prices in Belgrade vary depending on the neighborhood, and most locals recommend Dorcol and Vracar as the best areas for expats.
- Finally, the Serbian way of renting involves a lot of negotiating with the landlord. Martine used a local renting agency and her experience finally bore fruit. But if you are not prepared for this (and many expats are not), use web services to get the accommodation you want in Belgrade.
Taxation in Serbia
Tax residents in Serbia pay income tax on their worldwide income, while non-residents are only taxed on their income generated in Serbia. Expats can acquire tax residency if they permanently reside in Serbia or stay there for over 183 days in a twelve-month period or their essential economic interests are based in the country. Here is a more detailed outlook of tax residency in Serbia for expats.
Personal income tax rates in Serbia:
- 10% if your income is three times higher than the average annual salary
- 15% if your income is nine times higher than the average annual salary
If your earnings are below these thresholds, they are not subject to taxation in Serbia. Exact figures vary from year to year.
If expats work in Serbia, the tax base includes income, royalties, capital gains, as well as income from immovable property.
Employment Opportunities for Expats in Serbia
Finding a job locally is hardly the best idea for an expat as unemployment in Serbia is quite high. Starting a business is a much better option, and we can help you with company registration and corporate bank account. Or, if you are a digital nomad, relocation to Serbia will only mean a change in the environment where you live.
An expat who intends to work locally will need a work permit. It is issued by the government of Serbia for three to twelve months, depending on your contract and the nature of your employment. Expats will need to complete four steps:
- Get a residence permit
- Request the employer to file an application
- Submit a work permit application
- And finally, the work permit is granted by the Labor Market Office of Serbia
Expats say that the overall process takes about two days.
Belgrade’s public transport system is quite efficient, and it is advisable to rely on it for your trips: many streets have bus-only lanes and expat drivers should be prepared for traffic congestion, especially in winter. Public transport in Belgrade is a topic that expats easily study on site (how much it costs, how to pay, which options are most popular). Therefore, we will provide only basic facts.
Transport in Belgrade:
- There are all the main options – buses, trams, trolleybuses, minibusses, and taxis.
- If you buy a public transport ticket at a kiosk marked with a ticket sales sticker (and not from the driver), the price will be lower – 250, 700, and 1,000 dinars (1, 3, and 5 days, the approximate rate is RSD 116/USD 1).
- Minibuses are more convenient than buses and have air conditioning.
- The fine for stowaways amounts to RSD 6,000. Expats say that ticket inspectors appear all of a sudden, disguised in ordinary clothes. So you’d better stick to the rules even if nobody seems to be paying.
- Serbia has a developed railway connection.
- The metro has been under construction in Belgrade for quite a long time, but there are still no real deadlines for its putting into operation.
- The average price for a taxi ride is RSD 600, the minimum fare is RSD 170, and the most famous and popular services are Beogradski taxi, Lux taxi, Pink taxi.
- You can rent a car or bike.
- There is an airport in Belgrade located 18 km from the center (taxi ride will cost about RSD 700).
Martine notes that the most convenient thing for her was the Bus Plus card you can buy at a kiosk. It works on the ‘pay as you go’ basis, and you just need to place it on the reader for verification when you get on the bus.
Driving in Serbia for Expats
Expats who have licenses issued by an EU member country are not required to get a Serbian one. As for other citizens, please check it with your embassy as rules change over time. Here are some facts for expats who intend to drive in Serbia:
- Driving in Belgrade requires a valid insurance.
- Be sure to register your car at the nearest police station within the 30 days of arrival in Serbia.
- Use your headlights at all times, day or night.
- Use of mobile phones while driving is strictly prohibited in Serbia. Martine once got a fine for that (RSD 10,000 – 85 euros).
- There is a stereotype that drivers in the Balkans are crazy, but Martine found them pretty safe.
- Serbia has strict alcohol consumption laws – a glass of wine or one beer is enough to be fined for drunk driving.
Traveling around the country is definitely the first thing to do for every expat! And Serbia really offers something to see and appreciate. Belgrade will definitely impress you with monumental architecture, history, and never-ending nightlife.
Here are some points of interest in Belgrade for expats worth visiting (in Martine’s opinion, which is subjective but still worth taking into account):
- Kalemegdan Fortress (the heart of Belgrade). All roads lead here: enjoy galleries, monuments, and a huge park.
- Knez Mihailova Pedestrian Street – a great social point for lazy people watching where you can spend all day. Martine comes here to remember her student life.
- Ada Ciganlija, a river island turned peninsula and one of the most famous beaches in Belgrade. Plenty of bars around. A natural escape in the middle of the city wrapped in elm and oak forest that most expats appreciate.
- Skadarlija, a bohemian street full of restaurants, bars, and cafes. Expats call it ‘Belgrade’s answer to Montmartre’.
- Church of Saint Sava. One of the largest Orthodox churches on Earth – a 79-meter building dominating the city’s skyline.
- Museum of Illusions, a sight not to miss
- Avala Tower, the tallest tower in the Balkans.
- Danube River. The best view of Belgrade is from the water if you are lucky to get a boat.
- Josip Broz Tito Mausoleum is a museum of Josip Broz Tito, the leader of Yugoslavia who prevented the country from becoming a replica of the USSR.
- The National Museum Belgrade is a must-have for expat painting lovers.
- Zemun, a town within a city that prefers to be considered independent. A place for expats who love seafood. It has a different atmosphere as it used to be a part of the Austrian Empire.
- Nikola Tesla Museum. If you wanted to look at inventions, they are all here, at an interactive exhibition.
Martine spent the first year in Belgrade exploring all places of interest before she decided to venture beyond, so you will definitely have something to do at weekends.
Holidays and Cultural Features of Serbia
You can talk about it indefinitely. Trying to understand Serbia “from the outside”, without deep immersion, is extremely difficult. What are the Serbs like? History, tradition, culture, religion, and language – all this is carefully preserved for posterity as the Serbs do not want to lose their identity due to the global processes of unification, standardization, and globalization. And expats say that they’re doing great at it.
Just a few facts on Serbian culture:
- Serbian rural areas where customs and traditions are still observed are the sites not to miss for expats. These sites bear the imprint of the rich historical blend under the rule of Romans, Slavs, Zetas, and the Ottoman kings that formed present-day Serbia.
- Many Serbian customs are religious, and expats typically enjoy these colorful festivities.
- Unique Christmas celebrations held in Serbia. Martine was particularly impressed by badnjak, the ceremony of cutting the log and laying it on the fire – and all this surrounded by rituals!
- Martine thinks that culture is not only what you see but also what you eat. She recommends all expats to try the blood and muscles of the Serbian culture: rakija, the most famous alcoholic beverage, and grilled meat dishes – pljeskavica or cevap.
Serbia for expats, holidays and major cultural events:
- January 1 – Western New Year’s Day
- January 2 – Father’s Day
- January 5 – Tutsindan, a folk holiday that embraces the traditions of Orthodoxy and paganism.
- January 6 – Badnidan (Badniak) – Christmas Eve
- January 7 – Orthodox Christmas
- January 9 – Republic of Serbia Day
- January 19 – Epiphany (Baptism of the Lord)
- January 27 – Savindan (St. Savva’s Day), a day of spirituality
- February 15 – Statehood Day of the Republic of Serbia
- April 7 – Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin
- May 1 – Labor Day in Serbia
- May 6 – Giurgiovdan, the day of St. George the Victorious
- June 28 – Vidovdan (the day of commemoration of the battle on the Kosovo Field on June 15, 1389)
- August 2 – Ilyin Day
- October 20 is the day of the liberation of Belgrade
- October 29 is the Constitution Day of Serbia
- November 11 – Armistice Day (in memory of the signing of the truce which put an end to the First World War)
Money in Serbia
Where can an expat open an account in Serbia – in dinars, dollars, or other currency? What documents are required for that? What are the average prices in Serbia for essential goods? The exact figures may be a little bit volatile due to the current geopolitical situation, so use the information below just to get an idea:
Serbia for expats, banks that can open an account for a foreigner (minimal risk of refusal):
- Banca Intesa
- Komercijalna Banka
- Unicredit Bank Srbija
- Société Générale Srbija
- Raiffeisen Bank
- Poštanska Štedionica
Serbia for expats, an approximate package of documents for opening an account with a bank in Serbia:
- Passport, international passport (both documents!)
- Certificate of registration in Serbia (“white card”), or a residence permit (“boravak”) that is required quite often
- Source of funds – for example, certificates of employment with an indication of the position and the amount of remuneration
- Certificate of income and taxes paid
- Statement from your home bank on the state of the account and the flow of funds
- Deposit to the account opened with a bank in Serbia
Serbia for expats, indicative prices in restaurants (RSD):
- Patty grilled on charcoal – from 450
- Coffee – 100
- Soup (quite a large portion, lamb meat) – 450
- Shish kebab – 750
- Salad (a national Serbian dish that resembles a Greek salad) – 200
- Seafood (including fish) – from 1,100
Serbia for expats, indicative prices in middle-class stores (RSD):
- Sausage (1 kg) – 350
- Bacon (1 kg) – 400
- Lasagna (semi-finished, chilled or frozen) – 250
- Sausages (1 kg) – 750
- Eggs (1 dozen) – 130
- Cheese (1 kg) – 950
- Apples (1 kg) – 50 (depends on the season)
- Potatoes (1 kg) – 50
- Fish (the choice is very modest) – from 1,200
Serbia for expats, utility bills (RSD):
- Electricity, meter – 5607 / 8410 / 16821, depends on the volume of consumption. The meter may be a single-tariff or a two-tariff one (with day-night rates)
- Electricity, guaranteed supply – 142.62
- Public television – 299
- Water supply (m3, for Belgrade) – 70.68
- Central heating (m3) – 119.39
- Hot water (m3) – 189.24
Serbia for expats, communication (RSD):
- A SIM card can be purchased at the airport or at any newsstand
- The largest mobile operators in Serbia are Yettel, A1, MTS
- Typical offer – calls, SMS, 1 GB of traffic – 300; unlimited package – 2,000
Healthcare in Serbia
Locals are subject to mandatory health insurance, while expats are covered only if their country has a bilateral agreement with Serbia. You may also get an insurance policy from your employer. However, if you move to Serbia and have no local job, you will have to provide proof of private health insurance to obtain a residence permit. Expats typically use an international medical insurance policy that covers treatment abroad.
If you need some latest medical equipment in Serbia, it can only be found in private clinics. The healthcare facilities in state hospitals are described by expats as fairly good, but not new. However, the medical staff is well-trained and does their best with available resources.
Serbia for Business
The Balkan country provides all conditions not only for comfortable and relatively inexpensive expat living in Serbia but also for commercial activity. An increasing number of international investors start their business in Serbia to take advantage of low operating costs, good Internet coverage, and skilled workforce. The country has favorable taxes for small and medium businesses, contributing to their prosperity. Double tax avoidance treaties have now been concluded with more than 60 countries.
Serbia for business, some options of services of International Wealth portal:
- A Ready-Made Company in Serbia with an Open Bank Account. The best offer in Serbia for business-oriented expats that allows you to start a business as quickly as possible and with minimal hassle. That’s the one Martine used some time after relocation, and she is now a happy tourism business owner.
- Set Up a Company in the Serbian Free Zone and Save 20% on VAT. This is yet another option for expat businessmen in Serbia which makes it absolutely legal to save on taxes.
- Legal and Accounting Consulting in Serbia for Individuals and Legal Entities. Optimization of taxes has always been an issue, and an experienced specialist in this area can do a lot for you and your expat business in Serbia. Legal advice is another thing you can rely on in difficult situations, and we have really good experts to work with you.
- How to Get a Debit Card in Serbia. Read the article to find out what documents you need, why you may need a debit card, and what types of cards are available to expats in Serbia.
Serbia is a good place to make your offshore company look more respectable in the eyes of the banks and other institutions. In the current trend for deoffshorization, our clients sometimes complain that their offshore invoices are rejected by banks. A solution to this is opening a branch of a foreign company in Serbia along with a corporate account. Contact our experts for the latest updates.
No matter what your expat business plans are, Serbia has something to offer!
Serbia and International Politics
The connection between the politics and the topic of moving to Serbia for expats is not that obvious, but it still exists. Serbia may well become a second home for expats – a cozy, comfortable and safe one. But the big politics in an era of reassessment of priorities and aggravation of the situation around Ukraine can make its adjustments to your carefully thought-out expat plans. So, alas, politics has to be taken into account.
Typical examples of how Serbia for expats depends on the events of the big politics:
- Serbia is concerned about EU sanctions on oil products from the Russian Federation. Where to get fuel oil and fuel for the country? The question is extremely complex and has not yet been adequately answered. If Serbia does not join the sanctions against Russia, it will “quarrel” with the EU and close the issue of joining the EU for a long time. If it isn’t done, the country will ruin its long-term friendship with the Russian Federation, and the problem of an acute shortage of gas becomes practically unsolvable. However, almost every EU country is under that pressure now.
- Serbia is fighting with Chinese investors for clean air and the rights of migrant workers. In this case, the conditional conflict with China has ecological roots. The situation is conditionally controlled, but it is too early to talk about the elimination of the “problem zone” in relations between Serbia and China.
Relocation to Serbia is a project that may well become a reality. The country is actively developing, and the quality of living and the level of social protection for citizens is growing. If you are interested in such a project, please contact our experts (e-mail email@example.com, alternative communication channels) and discuss all issues at an individual consultation.