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New privatisation law — end of a years-long process download subscription
The new law came into force on 13 August 2014, and the deadline for privatisation of socially owned capital to be completed is 31 December 2015.
Romania: Shortcut to power supply and trading activities for EU operators download subscription
An updated regulation on the licensing regime in Romania’s power sector was recently adopted by ANRE, the national regulatory authority.
Serbia: New financial reporting obligation download subscription
The Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of the Republic of Serbia has enacted amendments to the Rulebook on technical and technological conditions for issuing a qualified electronic signature.
Global Data Protection Handbook: Macedonia download subscription
In Macedonia, the Law on Personal Data Protection governs personal data protection issues. The amended version came into force as of 11 March 2014.
Global Data Protection Handbook: Serbia download subscription
The Serbian law governing data protection issues is the Law on Protection of Personal Data.
Global Data Protection Handbook: Bosnia and Herzegovina download subscription
The Law on Protection of Personal Data is the governing law regulating data protection issues in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Global Data Protection Handbook: Croatia download subscription
In Macedonia, the Law on Personal Data Protection governs personal data protection issues.
Global Data Protection Handbook: Montenegro download subscription
In Montenegro there is no specific regulation governing online privacy (including cookies). Accordingly, the general data protection rules are relevant to online privacy too.
New financial reporting obligations for Serbian companies download subscription
The Serbian Accounting Act requires that financial statements be signed electronically by a statutory representative, but problems arise when the director is a foreigner.