Accelerated reforms, particularly those in the area of improving the business climate, ensure that the opinions of business associations are more important than ever. The increasingly open and constructive dialogue between the government and business leaders, which also resulted in Serbia making continuous progress on the World Bank’s ’Doing Business’ list, compelled us to set aside space in the New Year’s edition of CorD for the comments of presidents of chambers of commerce and organisations, business clubs and associations that bring together members of industry, NGOs and representatives of the local community.
The Government is open to the idea of including the civil sector in its administrative work and unburdening the administration, which is the trend in the developed world. NALED is a positive example, having developed the e-permit software with help from donors and then handed it over to the state. This was a great help, and other organisations are certainly able to contribute to the common good in the same way.
We need to be aware of all the potential threats in our close environment. That is precisely why we need to have a stable political situation and to implement reforms firmly. This Ministry is completely devoted to it
The Foreign Investors Council expects the government to speed up important structural reforms, especially privatisation and the corporatisation of state-owned enterprises, to press for better implementation of the laws, with special focus on the Tax Administration and inspections, and to continue with the good work on harmonisation of the Serbian laws with EU Acquis
The Montenegrin Government is well aware of the importance of foreign direct investment for the sustainable growth of the economy and has done a lot to improve competitiveness, transparency and business-friendliness. Nevertheless, there is still work to be done and challenges to be overcome.