Western Balkans Digital Summit held

On April 4-5, 2019, Serbia hosted the second Western Balkans Digital Summit in Belgrade, at the Palace of Serbia. The summit explored the topics of development of digital technologies, innovation and gave examples of best practice.

The gathering was attended by representatives of the Securities Commission headed by Commissioner Aleksandar Stojković. The Summit brought together representatives of governments, businesses, regional organizations, civil society organizations, academic community and the youth, with the aim of setting up a digital platform for the exchange of ideas and proposals.

Ms Bojana Tomić Brkušanin, head of the International Cooperation and Development Department of the Securities Commission spoke at the blockchain panel. She emphasized the importance of cooperation of the institutions with the industry and invited all the companies to provide their feedback to the public consultation the Commission had launched with the purpose to improve the regulatory framework in this area. Namely, at the beginning of March, the Securities Commission launched the public consultation procedure regarding the issues, trading and additional regulation of cryptocurrencies and digital tokens in Serbia.

Series of open discussions were held at the summit, focusing on the four themes the summit was based on: Digital Skills, Trust and Security, Networks and Connectivity, Digital Economy and Society.