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  • September 22, 2022

    MEETING WITH THE LIAISON BODIES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY

    A meeting of the liaison body of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of the Federal Republic of Germany was held in Belgrade, on September 20 and 21, 2022, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Federal Republic of Germany on Social Security, in the field of pension and disability insurance.

    At the meeting issues regarding pension payments, electronic data exchange between the pension insurance institutions of the two countries, the content of bilingual forms, and other issues related to the implementation of the Agreement, were discussed. Information on legislation changes in pension and disability insurance in both contracting states was also exchanged. To contribute to a better and more efficient implementation of the Agreement, two delegations have reached certain consents.
  • 20th September, 2022

    CONFERENCE OF THE FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR PENSION AND DISABILITY INSURANCE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

    In Sarajevo, on 14th and 15th September, 2022, a conference was held under the title "Reforms of the pension and disability system in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the results of the reforms implemented in 2018 and the definition of goals and changes in the system, in order to achieve them in the medium term", organized by the Federal Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance.

    The conference was opened by the Prime Minister of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Minister of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Policy.

    Representatives of the pension funds of the countries established in the area of the former SFR Yugoslavia (except the pension fund of the Republic of Slovenia) took an active part on the conference, as well as the delegation of the Republic of Austria, which consisted of the president of the parliamentary committee for social affairs of the Republic of Austria, the general director of the Pension Insurance Institute of the Republic of Austria and general director of the Social Insurance of self-employed persons of the Republic of Austria, as well the Attaché for social affairs. The delegation of the Republic of Serbia consisted of representatives of the Institute for Social Insurance and the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance.
  • July 15, 2022

    SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT BETWEEN SERBIA AND AZERBAIJAN

    On July 13 and 14, 2022, a video conference was held between the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Azerbaijan with the aim of harmonizing the provisions of the Administrative Agreement. The signing of the Administrative Agreement is expected in September 2022, during the official visit of the delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

    The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on social security was signed in Belgrade on April 7, 2022. The agreement covers the field of pension and disability insurance and it will enable persons who worked in the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Azerbaijan to exercise their right to a pension by adding up the insurance years completed in both countries.
  • June 27, 2022

    INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING DAYS, SERBIA- GERMANY

    International consulting days between Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance and German pension competent institution will be held on July 12 and 13, 2022, in Munich. On that occasion, the experts of the pension insurance institutions of both countries, in direct contact and discussion, will provide appropriate expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension and disability insurance, based on the work and periods of insurance completed in the Republic of Serbia and the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Professional assistance is free and, before the pandemic caused by the virus Covid 19, it was organized every year in Germany in March and in Serbia in September, in different cities, to inform interested persons about the conditions for exercising the rights from pension insurance, about the amount and payment of benefits, about the completed periods of insurance, about the status of the claims they submitted, as well as about other issues in this area.

    Persons interested in coming to the consulting days in Munich should register their arrival following the instructions given in the poster attached.

    Poster, Munich
  • June 13, 2022

    12TH MEETINGS OF DIRECTORS OF THE FUNDS/ INSTITUTIONS FOR PENSION AND DISABILITY INSURANCE OF THE STATES OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA HELD

    In Dubrovnik, the Republic of Croatia, from 8TH to 10TH of June 2022, the 12th meeting of directors of funds/institutes for pension and disability insurance of the countries of the former SFRY (Slovenia, Croatia, BiH - Federation of BiH and Republika Srpska, Serbia, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro) was held. The meeting was hosted by the Croatian Pension Insurance Institute.

    At the 12th Meeting, numerous topics were discussed and statistical data were exchanged, as well as information on changes in legislation. Issues related to the development of information services and procedures for recalculating pensions through the application of international agreements on social insurance were specially highlighted. A special topic of the meeting was "Work and use of pensions".

    Representatives of the Institute for Social Insurance and the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance attended the meetings on behalf of the institutions of the Republic of Serbia.
  • June 3, 2022

    FUND FOR PENSION AND DISABILITY INSURANCE OF THE REPUBLIKA SRPSKA - PENSIONS ADJUSTMENT

    Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republika Srpska submitted a notification regarding the pensions adjustment, according to which, based on the Decision on extraordinary adjustment of general point and pensions, pensions are adjusted from May 1, 2022 in the amount of 10%.
  • May 20, 2022

    MEETING WITH THE LIAISON BODY OF THE REPUBLIC OF NORTHERN MACEDONIA

    In Belgrade, on May 18 and 19, 2022, meeting between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of the Republic of Northern Macedonia have been held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the Republic of Macedonia on social insurance in the field of health insurance.

    The two sides informed each other about the changes in the legislation, and the current lists of contact persons were exchanged. During the meeting, certain disputable cases were discussed and the two sides reached an agreement on further actions in order to more efficiently implement the Agreement.

    The reviews of the intersection of undisputed mutual debts and claims based on of health care costs for the period 2017-2021 have been harmonized and and the dynamics of their compensation payment was agreed. The two parties confirmed the amount of monthly flat-rate fees for the period 2017-2020. years.
  • May 13, 2022

    INFORMATION TO PENSION RECIPIENTS FROM THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC ABOUT THE 13TH PENSION
    According to the information provided by the Social Insurance Agency of the Slovak Republic (Sociálna poisťovňa), the Slovak institution will pay the 13th pension to all its beneficiaries, earlier this year, in July 2022. This also applies to pensioners living outside the territory of the Slovak Republic. In order to accomplish the right to the 13th pension and to determine its amount, it is necessary for the beneficiaries of the Slovak pension to inform the Social Insurance Agency of Slovakia (Sociálna poisťovňa) about the last amount of pension received from abroad, including the pension from Serbia by June 5, 2022, at the latest. The e-form for this purpose is available on the website of the Social Insurance Institution: Oznamovanie dôchodku zo zahraničia (Notification of pension payments from abroad). More detailed information on the 13th pension is published on the website of the Slovak Republic Social Insurance Agency (www.socpoist.sk).
  • May 12, 2022

    FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR PENSION AND DISABILITY INSURANCE OF THE FEDERATION OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - PENSIONS ADJUSTMENT

    Federal institute for pension and disability insurance submitted a notification regarding the pensions adjustment, according to which, starting from January 1, 2022, the pensions they are paing have been adjusted by 7,3%.

    The adjustment will be realized in the payment of pensions for April 2022, and does not apply to the highest amount of pensions, as well as to pensions realized in 2022.
  • May 12, 2022

    GERMAN FEDERAL PENSION INSURANCE - PENSIONS ADJUSTMENT

    The German Federal Pension Insurance (Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund) has submitted a notification regarding the adjustment of pensions, according to which, starting from July 1, 2022, pensions paid by German competent institutions are adjusted as follows:

    - old federal states 5,35%

    - new federal states 6,12%.
  • May 5, 2022

    REGIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY FORUM FOR EUROPE

    In Tallinn (Estonia), on 2 and 3 May 2022, organized by the International Social Security Association (ISSA), the Regional Social Security Forum for Europe was held, attended by experts from the International Labor Organization, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Commission, as well as representatives of social insurance institutions of the member countries of the association.

    During the two days of the forum, 14 lectures were held with the participation of 55 lecturers, panelists and moderators, attended by more than 130 participants from over 30 member organizations of the International Social Security Association (ISSA), including representatives of the Social Insurance Institute and the acting director of the Institute, Zoran Panović, was the moderator of the lecture on "Strengthening preventive approaches and active aging".

    The Forum provided a unique platform for ISSA European members to analyse the short-term responses and long-term impact of the COVID⁠-⁠19 pandemic, discuss about key social security challenges, innovative solutions and define strategies to shape the future of social security in the region. On that occasion, the ISSA Good Practice Award for Europe 2022 were awarded in recognition of good practices in the administration of social security.
  • April 29, 2022

    MEETING BETWEEN THE LIAISON BODY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE LIAISON BODY OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA (EDAS)

    In order to more efficiently implement the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria on Social Security, in Vienna, on 27th April 2022, meeting was held between the liaison body of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of the Republic of Austria, during which the Agreement on electronic data exchange between the liaison bodies in the field of social security of the two countries was signed. The signing of this agreement is the result of a very successful cooperation between the institutions of the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria in the field of social security and is the first bilateral agreement signed by Serbia with a member state of the European Union, which regulates the electronic exchange of data in all areas of social security, with the exception of the area which refers to unemployment cash benefits and which is based on the principles of the "EESSI" project (Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information – Electronic exchange of information on social security), a system that is being used in the European Union countries.

    The agreement represents a legal framework for the establishment of the electronic exchange, which will speed up the exchange of data between the social security institutions of Serbia and Austria and enable faster processing of individual cases and a more efficient exercise of the rights of insured persons and beneficiaries. The implementation of the agreement on the electronic exchange of data between Serbia and Austria will replace the existing method of exchange based on the delivery of documents in paper form, and will enable a faster, easier and more secure exchange of information. The implementation of activities is carried out through a project called EDAS (Electronic Data Austria – Serbia) since 2020, and includes all social security institutions from both contracting states.

    In the presence of the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Austria, Mr. Nebojša Rodić, the agreement was signed by Mr. Zoran Panović, Acting Director of the Institute for Social Insurance, on the Serbian side, and Peter Lehner, Chairman of the conference and Alexander Burz, Administrative Manager at the Austrian umbrella organization of the Social Insurance Agencies, on the Austrian side.

    As part of the meeting of the liaison bodies, a meeting of the Steering Group was held, which was attended by representatives of the Institute for Social Insurance, the Republic Fund for Health Insurance, the Social Insurance Fund for Military Personnel, the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance and the representatives of the Austrian umbrella organization of the Social Insurance Agencies, where the two sides submitted reports on the work of working groups so far within the EDAS project and where were agreed on activities that are going to be carried out in the coming period with the aim of implementing the Agreement.
  • April 21, 2022

    MEETING BETWEEN THE LIAISON BODY OF REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE LIAISON BODY OF MONTENEGRO

    In Belgrade, on April 19 and 20, 2022 a meeting between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Montenegro was held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Republic of Montenegro on Social Insurance, in the field of health insurance.

    Bearing in mind that since the previous meeting of the liaison bodies held in 2017, there have been several changes in the health insurance systems, the two delegations exchanged detailed informations about the changes in legislation that have occurred. It was agreed that in the coming period, data harmonization in the Registry of the insured persons that have a the right to health care based on Agreements in order to provide faster and easier exercise the right. On the meeting, the data on compensation of health care costs that occur by the application of the Agreement were exchanged and it was agreed that in the coming period, their final harmonization will be made to maintain the dynamics of mutual settlement for the costs for health care provided.
  • April 8, 2022

    SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT BETWEEN SERBIA AND AZERBAIJAN

    On April 7, 2022, in Belgrade, the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Social Security was signed.

    The Agreement covers the area of pension and disability insurance and in the next period, activities are forthcoming in order to conclude an accompanying Administrative Agreement.

    After the entry into force of the Agreement and the Administrative Agreement persons who worked in the Republic of Serbia and in the Republic of Azerbaijan will be able to exercise their right to a pension by accumulating period of insurance completed in both countries.
  • April 5, 2022

    INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING DAYS, SERBIA-AUSTRIA

    International consulting days between Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance and Institute for Pension Insurance of the Republic of Austria will be held on April 12, 2022, in Novi Sad and on April 13, 2022, in Belgrade. On that occasion, the experts of the pension insurance institutions of both countries, in direct contact and discussion, will provide appropriate expert assistance and advice to interested persons regarding the exercise of rights from pension and disability insurance, based on the work and periods of insurance completed in the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria.

    Professional assistance is free and, before the pandemic caused by virus Covid 19, it was organized every year in Serbia in April and Austria in October in different cities with aim to inform interested persons about the conditions for exercising the rights from pension insurance, about the amount and payment of benefits, about the completed periods of insurance, about the status of the claims they submitted, as well as about other issues in this area.

    Persons interested in coming to the consulting days in Novi Sad and Belgrade should register their arrival following the instructions given in the poster attached.

    Poster, Belgrade
    Poster, Novi Sad
  • March 30, 2022

    SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT BETWEEN SERBIA AND TUNISI

    On March 28, 2022, in Belgrade, the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia on Social Security and the Administrative Arrangement for the application of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Republic of Tunisia on Social Security wеre signed.

    The Agreement covers the areas of health insurance, health care and maternity, pension and disability insurance, insurance in case of injuries at work and occupational diseases and unemployment insurance.

    After the entry into force of the Agreement and the Administrative Arrangement persons who worked in the Republic of Serbia and in the Republic of Tunisia will be able to exercise their right to a pension by accumulating period of insurance completed in both countries, and the use of health care during a temporary stay in another Contracting State will also be possible.
  • March 8, 2022

    ZPIZ - NOTIFICATION ON ADJUSTMENT OF PENSIONS

    Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance of Slovenia has submitted a notification regarding the adjustment of pensions, according to which, starting from January 1, 2022, pensions in the Republic of Slovenia are regularly adjusted in the amount of 4.4%.
  • March 7, 2022

    NEGOTIATIONS ON A SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH AUSTRALIA

    In Belgrade/Canberra on March 3rd and 4th, 2022, through a video conference, a new round of negotiations was held between the competent authorities of the Republic of Serbia and Australia, for the conclusion of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and Australia on social security.

    At the meeting, the two delegations agreed on the text of the provisions of the Administrative Agreement for the implementation of the Agreement, which created the conditions for initiating the procedure for concluding the Agreement. The agreement between the Republic of Serbia and Australia on social security covers the field of pension and disability insurance and will enable persons who worked in the Republic of Serbia and Australia to exercise the right to a pension by accumulating insurance periods completed in both countries.
  • March 7, 2022

    THE PENSION FUND OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION - PENSIONS ADJUSTMENT

    The Pension Fund of the Russian Federation has submitted a notice regarding the adjustment of pensions, according to which, in accordance with the provisions of the federal law of the Russian Federation, starting from January 1, 2022, the amount of pensions and fixed payments in addition to the pensions of non-working pensioners increased by 8.6%.
  • March 4, 2022

    VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH THE LIAISON BODY OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION

    In Belgrade/Moscow on March 2 and 3, 2022, meeting between the liaison body of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of the Russian Federation regarding the implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Russian Federation on Social Security in the field of pension and disability insurance, was held. The delegation of the Republic of Serbia was led by Mr. Zoran Panovic, Acting Director of the Institute for Social Insurance, and the delegation of the Russian Federation was led by Mr. Sergei Alexandrovich Chirkov, Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.

    During the meeting, necessary changes were made to certain bilingual forms for the implementation of the Agreement, text of the Agreement on Electronic Data Exchange was harmonized and technical possibilities of establishing electronic data exchange between the competent institutions of the two countries were discussed.
  • February 25, 2022

    MEETING BETWEEN THE LIAISON BODY OF REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE LIAISON BODY OF HUNGARY

    In Belgrade, on February 23 and 24, 2022 a meeting between the liaison body of Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Hungary was held, with regards to the implementation of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Hungary on Social Security, in the field of health insurance.

    The two delegations exchanged information of application of the Agreement between Republic of Serbia and Hungary in the field of health insurance, the procedures that must take place in specific cases of application of the Agreement and agreed on the dynamics of mutual compensation of health care costs that occurs in the application of the Agreement.
  • February 23, 2022

    FUND FOR PENSION AND DISABILITY INSURANCE OF THE REPUBLIKA SRPSKA - PENSIONS ADJUSTMENT

    Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republika Srpska submitted a notification regarding the pensions adjustment, according to which, based on the Decision on determining the percentage for of pensions adjustment and the Decision on extraordinary adjustment of general point and pensions, starting from January 1, 2022, the pensions they are paing have been adjusted in total by 4%.
  • February 4, 2022

    ELECTRONIC DATA EXCHANGE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA/REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA – MEETING OF THE STEERING GROUP

    On February 2, 2022, in Belgrade / Vienna, a meeting of the Steering Group formed within the Project for the Establishment of Electronic Data Exchange in the Implementation of the Agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Austria on Social Security, was held via video conference.

    The meeting was attended by representatives of the Institute for Social Insurance, the Republic Fund for Health Insurance, the Social Insurance Fund for Military Insured Persons, the Republic Fund for Pension and Disability Insurance and representatives of the Dachverband der österreichischen Sozialversicherung (DVSV). At the meeting, the two sides exchanged informations about the activities undertaken during 2021 and welcomed the progress that has been made. It was agreed to intensify the joint work of the working groups in 2022, in order to create the conditions for the implementation of the Pilot Project for the exchange of the Certificate on Applicable Legislation by the end of the year.
  • February 3, 2022

    ZPIZ - Notification on adjustment of pensions and annual allowance to pension beneficiaries from the Republic of Slovenia

    Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Slovenia submitted a notification regarding the adjustment of pensions, according to which pensions for January 2022 will be extraordinarily adjusted in three different amounts, so that pensions to which person was entitled by the end of 2010 will be adjusted by 3,5%, pensions to which person was entitled by the end of 2011 by 1.7%, and all others pensions will be adjusted by 1%, while in February 2022, regular adjustment of pensions is planned, in the amount that has not yet been determined.

    In 2022, Slovenian competent institution will again pay an annual allowance to pension beneficiaries residing in the Republic of Serbia (and other countries). For this purpose, Institute for Pension and Disability Insurance of the Republic of Slovenia will send a form to the beneficiaries who had a residence in the Republic of Serbia on January 1, 2022, with instructions how to fill out and return the form to the Slovenian competent institution. Information on the amount of foreign pension, the beneficiaries can submit online, to a specific web address or by using a special code that will be sent to him in the notification together with instructions and security PIN code.

    More detailed information on the annual allowance can be found on Slovenian competent institution website https://www.zpiz.si/cms/content2019/letni-dodatek
  • January 31, 2022

    ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE AGREEMENT ON SOCIAL SECURITY BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC

    On February 1st, 2022, the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec shall enter into force. The Agreement was signed in Ottawa and Quebec on June 19, 2021 and published in the “Official Gazette of Republic of Serbia - International Agreements", No. 9/2021.

    The agreement covers the areas of pension and disability insurance, health insurance and health care, injuries at work and occupational diseases and enables realization of rights in this areas in the Contracting Parties.

    At the same time, the Administrative Agreement for Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec, as well as the Protocol for the implementation of the Agreement on Social Security between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec, shall enter into force.
  • January 28, 2022

    VIDEO CONFERENCE WITH THE LIAISON BODY OF QUEBEC

    In Belgrade/Quebec a final meeting between the liaison body of the Republic of Serbia and the liaison body of Quebec via video conferencing system was held on January 27, 2022, before the entry into force of the Agreement on Social Security between of the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of Quebec.

    At the meeting, the list of bilingual forms for the effective implementation of the Agreement, which will be used after its entry into force on February 1, 2022, was determined.

 

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