A public enterprise is an enterprise performing an activity of general interest, and which is founded by the Republic of Serbia, the autonomous province and the local self-government unit (hereinafter referred to as: the public enterprise).
Apart from a public enterprise, the activities of general interest can also be performed by:
1) a limited-liability company and a joint-stock company (hereinafter referred to as: the profit organization), whose sole owner is a public enterprise;
2) a profit organization, whose sole owner is the Republic of Serbia, the autonomous province, the local self-government unit, as well as a subsidiary company solely owned by such a profit organization;
3) other profit organization and entrepreneur, entrusted with the performance of such activities by a competent authority.