On Dec. 16 the Dveri movement asked the government why isn’t it saying how many foreign companies have left Serbia, particularly in the past several months.
“Not are they only leaving abruptly, they are leaving behind million dinars in debts, workers without a job, and customers without products paid in advance,” a press release by Dveri said.
The release cited the example of the Turkish Simit Sarayi company which had closed its doors leaving a debt of RSD15.2 million, according to the National Bank of Serbia.
“Only a month ago, the Home Plus retail chain did the same, leaving a debt of over RSD50 million. And these are not the only ones,“ the release said, pointing also to the examples of the German ServFood, Bulgarian Hendi EOOD, Croatian Gold Exchange and Italian Leonardo companies.
Dveri said that “the government is silent about that as if their debts were not made in Serbia and as if Serbia’s citizens were not those who are left jobless.”
“On the one hand, this only confirms that the regime cares more about the interests of foreigners than the interests of their own citizens, and, on the other, that Serbia is no ‘economic tiger,’ but has become, under this regime, only a source of cheap labor,” Dveri said.