Local reports indicate that an Italian entrepreneur, Enrico Rossi, is planning to open a new shoe factory in Serbia in the autumn of this year, employing 600 people, through a company called East West. Enrico Rossi and his brother Romano already operate in Serbia through another firm, Progetti, that makes uppers and finished shoes at several sites in the country for important clients such as Gucci, Prada and Louis Vuitton. The new facility will be located at Sremska Mitrovica in the northern part of Serbia.

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