Quoted by RTS, Rasim Ljajic, the minister of trade, tourism and telecommunications, said that the company can go in two directions: tendering for professional management or a tender for a minority stake.
He added that the government constantly talks to various stakeholders in the process and wants to reach the best possible solution.
While the privatisation of Telekom Srbija had – and indeed still has – little support among the Serbian public – the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) recently held a meeting with the country’s PM to discuss the issue.
The EBRD supports a sale and says the government should be realistic about both the price and the long-term benefits that can come with better management of the company.
One possible option, as suggested by the economist Mirojko Arsic, could be a stock market floation that would leave Telekom Srbija still majority Serbian owned.