Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic attended in Niska Banja signing of the contract between the RS Ministry of Economy and the Company Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), for the construction of the factory in Nis. The contract on grants, which would facilitate the opening of the factory that would employ 1,250 workers, was signed by Minister of Economy of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Goran Knezevic and IMI CEO Mr. Gilles Bernard.

PM Aleksandar Vucic said, in a speech after signing, that Nis was becoming the center of Southeast Europe and that he was proud of it, adding that republic of Serbia Government largely contributed to that fact. He said to IMI representatives that he was looking forward to 1,250 employees.

Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatović thanked the Prime Minister for the efforts that Government made to make Nis again the economic center of this part of Serbia and expressed his belief that this was a step toward a better life for the citizens of this part of Serbia.

“We do not bring just the money. We bring new technology and new values. We have long-term plans. We plan to employ more than 1,200 people who will be the part of a community which has 17,000 workers” as the CEO of Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. said at the signing ceremony.


After the completion of the competition and nine-month training, with the consent of the Government of Serbia, 86 train drivers were hired. There are 3 women among those 86 newly hired locomotive operators and 10 out of 86 are from Nis. They will be employed by the company “Kargo Srbija”, developed in the context of the reform of the railway sector, which was in charge of repairing the diesel locomotives at the locomotive depot in Nis. The RS Vice-president Mrs. Zorana Mihajlovic said that additional 40 train drivers would be employed the following year and that there would be vacancies at Railway Serbia for other professions as well.


Nis City Mayor Darko Bulatovic and Rs Minister of Youth and Sports Vanja Udovicic attended the ceremony on the occasion University of Nis Students’ Day. Their message to the students on this day was to continue to learn and achieve good results because the young were the most valuable segment of society and the only guarantee of good future.

Since 2014, the Fund for Young Talents of the Republic of Serbia has awarded 8601 to the high school pupils and students to study at home and abroad. More than 20 different agreements have been signed with companies and institutions in the country, and 950 scholars have participated in training programs and workshops organized by the Fund. In the last two years the number of scholarship for studies in Serbia was increased from 1 000 to 1 250, as well as the amount of scholarships.