The decrease of FDIs in the countries of the Central and Southeast Europe was accompanied by a recovery in the so-called greenfield investment. FDI inflow may increase but it will not return to the levels recorded before the global financial crisis.
The sanctions imposed on Russia by the Unites States, Canada, Norway and other Western countries, following the occupation of Crimea, did not in principle prevent the maintenance and expansion of economic relations between Russia and the individual EU member states.
Interest in Serbia’s automotive industry is increasing, with German companies leading the way. According to research carried out by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, the automotive industry accounts for over 10 per cent of Serbian exports.