18 July 2019
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Slovenian company Gorenje will terminate employment of 325 workers who were employed for a limited period of time last year. According to unionist Žan Zeba, this decision of the management board is a big surprise as there have recently been optimistic forecasts of increased production and additional employment. Gorenje was expected to launch increased production of its latest dishwashers this year but its production will be moved to Gorenje’s subsidiary company in Valjevo, Serbia.  Director of corporate communications in Velenje, Denis Oštir, explained the contracts of many workers have now expired and attributed this to the seasonal change of demand. Gorenje is owned by the Chinese company Hisense since 2018. It is currently being transformed from a joint-stock company to a limited liability company.

Ambassador Scott: Border between Kosovo and Serbia should be clearly defined

“Serbia and Kosovo are two sovereign states in the eyes of the USA”, said US Ambassador to Serbia Kyle Scott in an interview with Serbia’s daily Politika. He added the two countries should undertake demarcation seriously and a comprehensive agreement should be reached to tackle this issue appropriately. Such an agreement should address issues of property, rights of Serbian community in Kosovo, the issue of payment transactions, missing persons, Scott said. In adfition, the agreement between Kosovo and Serbia should be reached directly and cannot be imposed from the EU, Russia or any other state, Scott concluded. “Serbia is a sovereign and independent country and has a right to engage in its own foreign policy. Serbia has an important strategic goal – joining the EU. The USA firmly support and assists Serbia on this path”.

 

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