Serbia

Dušan Vujović confirmed as new Minister of Finance


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Dušan Vujović, the former Minister of Economy was appointed as Serbia’s new Minister of Finance yesterday by 175 votes for and nine against.

Dušan Vujović (63) took his first degree, masters and doctorate at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Belgrade where he specialised in macroeconomic modelling. He continued his research at the University of California at Berkeley in the United States. He is a Professor and has taught at several universities including the Faculty of Economics, Finance and Administration (FEFA) at Belgrade University and Harvard Business School. He has written a large number of papers on economics.

Vujović is a long-time associate of the World Bank and was its representative in Ukraine as well as being a member of the Independent Evaluation Group. He is married with two children and speaks fluent English and Russian.

The Blic newspaper reports that the “New Finance Minister Dušan Vujović will have to reduce salaries and pensions, cut the grey economy, but also to increase tax collection and the efficiency of public enterprises”.

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