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Serbia Boosts Green Mobility and Family Support in Latest Government Decrees

The Serbian government has unveiled a series of groundbreaking initiatives aimed at promoting electric mobility, supporting family welfare, and enhancing environmental conservation across the nation

The Serbian government has adopted a new regulation to facilitate the subsidized purchase of new, exclusively electric vehicles, allocating a budget of 170 million dinars to the initiative. This move, aimed at both individuals and businesses, including entrepreneurs, is part of a broader strategy to enhance air quality and promote environmental sustainability. Applications for the subsidies can be submitted to the Ministry of Environmental Protection until October 31 of this year, marking a significant step in Serbia’s commitment to green transportation.

Under the scheme, subsidies for electric mopeds or light tricycles are set at 250 euros, electric motorcycles, sidecar motorcycles, heavy tricycles, and both light and heavy quadricycles at 500 euros, while electric passenger vehicles with up to nine seats and electric commercial vehicles with a maximum permitted mass of up to 3.5 tons will receive up to 5,000 euros, all in dinar equivalents.

In a parallel effort to bolster family welfare and address demographic challenges, the government has earmarked 1.5 billion dinars for 2024 to support families and mothers through grants for building or purchasing family homes or apartments following the birth of a child. This initiative underscores the government’s ongoing commitment to nurturing population growth and providing robust support to Serbian families.

Moreover, the government has revised its decision to compensate animal owners for losses due to the African swine fever by allocating 88,785,899 dinars towards diagnosing and preventing the spread of this infectious disease. This is part of a comprehensive approach to safeguard both the agricultural sector and public health.

Additionally, the establishment of the “Mali Bosut” Nature Park has been formalized through a new regulation, ensuring the conservation of the Bosut River’s natural flow and its surrounding ecosystems. This area, recognized as an ecological corridor of international importance, is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, including 131 taxa of higher plants, 26 mammal species, 27 invertebrate species, 11 amphibian species, 9 reptile species, 118 bird species, 62 plankton species, and 16 fish species. The creation of the park is a significant step towards increasing Serbia’s protected areas, moving closer to the target of covering 9% of the nation’s territory with protected natural habitats.

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