The government of Serbia is supposed to revoke 131 state agencies that it had founded over the past five years, releases the Serbian Employers’ Union.
“Instead of the state administration, with a surplus of 150.000 employees, reducing bureaucracy, it has significantly increased the bureaucratic apparatus”, it stands in the Union’s announcement.
In the announcement it is stated that “all the jobs done by these expensive agencies were in the once former Yugoslavia performed by the respective ministries, which is why the entire administration of the former SFRY, with six republics and two regions, counted 28 134 people, while in Serbia alone the state administration counts 29 834 employees“.
“The excuse under which the government of Serbia had opened these agencies is that we cannot manage without them doesn’t hold ground, because Germany as a leading commercial force in the world has just 6 such agencies. Slovakia 8, Finland 9, the Czech Republic 11 and neighboring Croatia announced that it would slash in half the present 47 agencies for the goal of reduced bureaucracy and operation costs. Unlike them, Serbia is with 131 agencies a true European record holder by the number of state agencies”, it is said in the announcement of the Serbian Employers’ Union signed by the president Dragan Marjanovic.
State agencies are costing the people of Serbia and commerce EUR 820mn which is good capital for the establishment of the Serbian Development Bank.
The Serbian Employers’ Union is asking to stop with the practice of establishing agencies and hoarding staff in them. The agencies are draining huge amounts from the pockets of tax payers. They are also requesting for the principles of tough savings to be adopted and aiming the money into development instead of the claws of bureaucracy.