Plains and mountains, investments and transit

The Srem District is an area located west of Belgrade covering 3,486 km2 with its seat in Sremska Mitrovica.

It also covers the municipalities of Sid, Indjija, Irig, Ruma, Stara Pazova and Pecinci.

This area has vast arable land suitable for agriculture. However, the leading economy in Sremska Mitrovica are several wood processing factories of paper and furniture.

The specific geography of the Sremska Mitrovica municipality between the Panonian plains and the Fruska Gora range, gives endless economic possibilities. However, the unemployment rate is high.
In recent years Indjija was a leader among the municipalities in the district in foreign investments.

The district is also one of the most important transit areas in the country with international route E-70 and railway connecting Vienna - Thessaloniki.


Regional stories

Diabetes incidence in Serbia Reaches Alarming Level
By Sanja Stamenkovic, Jefferson Institute

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases, both in Serbia and worldwide. Diabetes occurs when the body can deal with its sugar deposits. This happens if the organism doesn't produce enough insulin, or the system can't use the insulin our bodies produce. According to the World Health Organization, around 350 million people have diabetes. In 2012 1.5 million people died of diabetes, of which more than 80% in low and middle-income countries. 

Institute of Public Health of Serbia released data according to which 12,4% adult population in Serbia suffer from some form of diabetes. 95% of total diabetes cases are type 2...