Tuesday, September 19, 2017

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

Contact

Chancery: Kneza Sime Markovića 2, Belgrade
Tel: +381 (11) 3336-500
Fax: +381 (11) 2635-606
E-mail: belgrad-ob@bmeia.gv.at
Web page: www.bmeia.gv.at/belgrad


Working hours:
Monday to Friday: 08.00–16.00h
Public hours (visa and consular affairs): Monday – Friday: 09.00–11.00h


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Austrian Cultural Forum: Kneza Sime Markovića 2, Belgrade
Tel: +381 (11) 3336-500
Fax: +381 (11) 2635-606
E-mail: belgrad-kf@bmeia.gv.at
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Austrian Development Cooperation
Implementation Unit of the Austrian Embassy in Belgrade for EU financed projects
Tel: +381 (11) 7850-111
E-mail: office@seddsr.org
Working hours: Monday – Friday: 08.30–16.30h
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Commercial Section:
Tel: +381 (11) 3015-850
Fax: +381 (11) 7112-139
E-mail: belgrad@wko.at
www.advantageaustria.org/rs/
Working hours: Monday – Friday: 08.00–16.30h
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Office of the Attaché for Social Affairs
Tel: +381 (11) 3449-084, +381 (11) 3863-760
Fax: +381 (11) 3863-810
Working hours: Monday-Friday: 08.00-17.00h
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Office of the Attaché for Agriculture, Forestry and Environment
Tel: +381 (11) 6555-038, +381 (11) 6555-039
E-mail: austria@agraroffice.rs
Working hours: Monday-Friday: 09.00-17.00h

H.E. Mr. Johannes EIGNER

H.E. Mr. Johannes EIGNER


Born in 1960 in the town of Bad St. Leonard in Carinthia
High school and studies in Graz (Dr. iur.)
Postgraduate studies in France (international law at the University of Strasbourg)
In 1985 he entered the diplomatic service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria
In 1987, Austrian Embassy in Cairo (internship)
From 1987 to 1995 Austrian Embassy in Moscow (press attaché, 1992 Deputy Head of Mission)
From 1995 to 1999, Vienna (Deputy Director of the OSCE and the Permanent Mission of Austria to the OSCE)
From 1999 to 2004 Austrian Embassy in Bratislava (Deputy Head of Mission) In 2004, Vienna (a Department of EU enlargement, the ENP, economic relations and the EU’s relations with the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe)
In 2005, the Director of the Department for EU Enlargement, ENP, economic relations and the EU’s relations with the countries of Eastern and Southeastern Europe; since 2008 and Deputy Director of the Section for Integration and Economic Policy
From 23 October 2012 Austrian Ambassador to Serbia

Married; two children
Languages: German (native), English, French, Russian, Slovak

National Day: October 26th – Independence Day

Bilateral relations between Austria and Serbia
Southeast Europe – thus Serbia – is the focus of the foreign policy of Austria.
Austria, which is almost the neighboring countries, particularly interested in the political and economic stability in Southeast Europe and in accordance with their capabilities seeks to support the inclusion of Serbia and other Western Balkan countries into European structures. In this regard are the efforts to achieve cooperation in regional initiatives such as the Danube Cooperation Process, the Central European Initiative, the Danube Commission and the Working Community of the Danube region.
Bilateral relations between Austria and Serbia were intensified at all levels after the end of the regime of Slobodan Milosevic in October 2000. Frequent working visits, significant investment from Austria and numerous cultural events so far testify to the close cooperation.
When Austria 28 February 2008 recognizes Kosovo, Serbia has temporarily limited the relations with countries that recognized Kosovo. With the return of the Serbian ambassador to Austria at the beginning of August 2008 and the presentation of credentials of the new Austrian Ambassador on 16 October 2008. relations have normalized and can be considered extremely friendly.
Austria continues to support Serbia in the projects in the framework of cooperation with South-Eastern Europe, primarily in the fields of education, employment, regional development and social issues. Special emphasis is placed on the transfer of Austrian know-how in terms of technology and organization, including in the framework of Twinning projects.
Number of representative offices of Austrian companies has risen in recent years to 280. In particular, the financial sector (banks, insurance companies, law firms) are the leading Austrian companies. If it is ensured political stability and if they continue improving the investment climate, we can count on a team that will continue the engagement of Austrian investors, ie. boost.
Culture, education and science in Serbia are still at the stage of substantial reconstruction and modernization. Cultural life is dynamic and diverse. The establishment of the Austrian Cultural Forum in December 2001, bilateral relations were given new impetus. This is reflected in so far vibrant and versatile exchange, which contribute to the Serbs living in Austria and Austrian citizens of Serbian origin.

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