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The Embassy of Serbia in Berlin

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Adresse: Taubertstr. 18, Berlin, D-14193

Tel.: + 49 (0)30 895-77-00
Fax:  + 49 (0)30 825-22-06

Email: info@botschaft-serbien.de

The Ambassador

Amb. Dušan Crnogorčević

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Amb. Dušan Crnogorčević graduated from the University of Belgrade and has a Master of Law from Columbia University, New York and also has a Master of Law from the University of Belgrade. Amb. Crnogorcevic obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Belgrade and from 1972 to 1978 he worked at the Institute of Comparative Law, Belgrade as an assistant.

From 1978 to 1981 he worked at the Department of International Affairs, the Department of State for External Affairs (HPD) - III and II Secretary. From 1981- 1985 Amb. Crnogorčević worked at the Embassy of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Damascus, Syria - Secretary II and from 1985 – 1989 Amb. Crnogorčević he held the position of Federal Secretariat for Foreign Affairs (SSIP). In 2002 - 2005 he was an Assistant Minister, Ambassador, Head of Bilateral (SMEs Serbia and Montenegro) and from 2005 – 2009, he was Ambassador of Serbia and Montenegro - Republic of Serbia in Romania. From 2011 - Sept. 2015 he held the position of Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to Sweden and Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in the Republic of Latvia (the non-resident).  In December 2015 Amb. Crnogorčević was an Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in the Federal Republic of Germany.

History

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A key element of German and European policy towards Serbia is providing support for political and economic reform. The aims are to further advance the process of democratic change and promote the rule of law in Serbia as well as making progress in the country’s European Union (EU) accession process.

Germany has been a key partner of Serbia in the EU, since the country’s transition to democracy in autumn 2000. In recent years, Germany has become Serbia’s biggest bilateral donor, providing more than EUR 1.6 billion in bilateral development cooperation since 2000. Germany has also provided humanitarian aid to Serbia to help the country deal with the refugee crisis.

In addition, there are close ties between Germany and Serbia on account of the large number of Serbs and citizens of Serbian origin residing permanently in Germany, as well as former guest workers who were employed for many years in Germany and often have a good command of German. An estimated total of between 300,000 and 500,000 people of Serbian descent currently reside in Germany.

Serbia and Germany have different positions on the issue of an independent Kosovo, which is recognized by Germany but not by Serbia.

For years, Germany has been among Serbia’s principal economic partners. German companies such as STADA, METRO, Henkel, Siemens, Bosch and Messer have made major investments in Serbia. The German-Serbian Business Association now has more than 250 members.

Since development cooperation with Serbia began in 2000, the Federal Government has provided more than EUR 1.6 billion, making Germany the largest bilateral donor.

German support has also helped the country make substantial progress with regard to the modernisation of the country’s public utility infrastructure, the strengthening of the local economy through programmes promoting small and medium-sized enterprises, the modernisation of vocational training measures and improvement of the investment climate through legal reforms.

Cultural life in Serbia is rich and wide-ranging and cultural cooperation with Germany is close.