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11 reasons for investing in eastern Serbia

The closest neighbor of the EU and 330km from the border with the EU
Skilled and adaptable workforce with competitive labor costs
Extensive interventions are in progress to improve the transport infrastructure in the region
Large offer of locations for greenfield and brownfield investments at more than competitive prices
A large number of potential local suppliers
Numerous examples of successful investments
Quality business environment with excellent incentives from the state
Foreign trade of the region (import-export) doubled in the last 5 years
Preserved environment and significant natural resources
Dedicated local self-government that sees investors, above all, as partners
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Eastern Serbia

Eastern Serbia is located on the main roads of Eastern Serbia and is well connected with the main European corridors: "Corridor 10" (highways to Paracin or Nis) and "Corridor 4" through the border crossing with Bulgaria "Vrska Cuka" and the crossing over Iron Gate on the Danube. The region also has one of the most important ports in Serbia - Prahovo on the Danube, and in the immediate vicinity are the ports of Turn Severin (Romania) and Vidin (Bulgaria).

Railway traffic has also been developed, both passenger and freight traffic. The main routes are Nis - Zajecar - Prahovo and Zajecar-Bor-Majdanpek-Mala Krsna. Almost all railway stations have an industrial track, so that a good part of industrial goods and agricultural products are transported by rail.

As far as air traffic is concerned, the airport in Nis (60 km from the center of the southernmost municipality of Knjazevac) is in the immediate vicinity, as well as the airport in Craiova (Romania), which is about 130 km far from Negotin and Kladovo. The airports in Belgrade, Sofia (Bulgaria) and Skopje (Northern Macedonia) are less than 300 km away. Bor Airport has a permit from the Directorate of Civil Aviation for sports flights. Activities are currently underway to introduce the airport into civil traffic for night, charter, regional and international flights.

Eastern Serbia is a region of diversity. For example, on the same day you can:

  • go fishing or sailing on the Danube, relax in one of the spas or ski on one of the ski resorts
  • To come down from 2,169 m above sea level on Stara planina (Knjaževac) in a couple of hours almost at sea level in the Negotin lowland (Negotin)

The mail characteristics of Serbia are untouched nature and great natural potentials:

  • Rivers: the Danube, the Black and White Timok, the Pek…
  • Spas and thermo-mineral waters: Sokobanja, Brestovačka Banja spa, Gamzigradska Banja spa and thermo-mineral springs with excellent potentials in Nikoličevo and Rgošte…
  • Artificial lakes and reservoirs: Đerdap, Bovan, Grliško, Rgotsko and Sovinac.
  • Mines: copper (Bor and Majdanpek), anthracite, coal ...
  • Protected natural areas: Đerdap National Park, Stara Planina Nature Park
  • Unpolluted soil, water and air

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