The Serbian minister for labor, employment, veterans' and welfare issues, Zoran Djordjevic, announced on Sept. 23 that the Law on the employment of foreigners and the Law on foreigners would be amended, so that the state would secure more revenue from the increasing number of foreigners who work remotely from Serbia, for companies in other countries.
He told the RTS that the intention was for Serbia to be the first country in Europe to introduce the possibility for those working for foreign companies, but are not Serbian citizens, to continue to do their job and live in Serbia. He added that new regulations should come into effect as of Jan. 1 next year.
He explained that anyone who wished to live in Serbia and work for a foreign company, had to prove that they have a large gross salary (higher than EUR3,500), that they are employed by a foreign company, that they have no residence permit in Serbia and that they are foreigners, in order to obtain a one-year residence and work permit.
"Thus, they will be able to work and spend money here in Serbia, which is much cheaper than other countries. Our country is safe, there is no racism and we also have a very good social life," Djordjevic said.