Serbia has recently implemented several judicial reforms to modernize and improve the regulatory framework for mediation, such as the new Law on Mediation in 2014. By implementing the new legal framework on mediation, the number of registered mediators and of mediation cases in Serbia have both increased. However, the Supreme Court of Cassation still registers an excessive amount of backlogged cases.
Serbia is one of the six Balkan countries which are candidates to become European Union members in 2025. Despite rapid success, Serbia still faces challenges to achieve a sustainable market growth. In fact, one of the main problems according to international observers is the lack of efficiency and effectiveness in the judicial system, which in turn hinders investor confidence and sustainable economic development. To remain on a path of growth, Serbia needs to continue to ground its reforms in the rule of law.