Friday, October 19, 2018

Interviews

Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia

New Industrial Policy Leads to New Growth Model

We must continue to confront the changes brought about by the fourth industrial revolution. That’s precisely why I insist on the importance of digital transformation, which is not limited only to the introduction of IT solutions, but rather represents a process that permeates all spheres, changes the way we live and work, in culture, medicine, agriculture, healthcare, communications and all other areas

David Lahl, Project Leader, Public Finance Reform

Sound Finances Key To SDG Implementation

The objective of the German Development Cooperation is to support the Serbian government in its efforts to improve good financial governance in the context of the 2030 Agenda. Adequate capacities to plan and execute budgets, as well as transparency, accountability and participation in budget processes, are crucial to the efficient implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

H.E. Carlo Lo Cascio, Italian Ambassador to Serbia

Glass Half Full

Serbia needs to adopt and implement good reforms to guarantee a better future for the entire country. We are here to support Serbia in its commitment on reforms, especially in the rule of law area, and to cooperate with Belgrade for a more stable and interconnected region. It’s a joint effort and, as always, it takes two to tango, but we are confident in the progress that has been made-Carlo Lo Cascio

H.E. Subrata Bhattacharjee, Indian Ambassador to Serbia

New Heights For An Old Friendship

Through two high-level visits in two consecutive years, and particularly in the year of the 70th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, India and Serbia have made a major political statement underlining the depth of their relationship

Marko Čadež, President of the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Serbia

German Investments Contribute Significantly to Serbia’s Economic Development

Serbian-German economic cooperation shouldn't only be measured according to the volume of the trade exchange, which has respectable dimensions of scale. Links between companies from the two countries have increased significantly over the last few years, which is testified to - among other things - by the decisions of German companies to reinvest in Serbia, open research centres and include Serbian companies in their production and distribution chains

Dr Ronald Seeliger, President of AHK Serbia, CEO of Hemofarm

Profound Reforms Cannot Be Swift But Well Considered

Serbia is in the process of overall transformation, and this kind of total makeover takes time, requires expertise and seeks patience. It is of great importance for Serbia to become a member of the European Union, and in order to achieve this it has to continue conducting structural reforms and changing certain patterns of doing business and behaviour thoroughly and in the long run

H.E. Thomas Schieb, German Ambassador to Serbia

Scepticism Regarding Border Changes

Serbia's EU accession cannot happen until relations with Kosovo have been clarified. The sooner both sides - with the support of the EU - agree on a normalisation agreement, the better. Germany is very sceptical of changing borders along ethnic lines - Thomas Schieb

Milan Krstić, Business Consultant, AHK

Faster Development With Expert German Assistance

The aim of German experts engaged through the Senior Expert Service is to help and advance the organisation of the operations of small and medium-sized enterprises, public institutions, associations and educational institutions, both in Serbia and other developing countries

Ana Brnabić, Prime Minister of the Republic of Serbia

Foreign Investors – An Important Link In Our Development Chain

I expect the inflow of foreign direct investments (FDI) to continue to grow this year and for it to total about 10% more than last year, which is a big and important result. We want FDI to help in accelerating balanced regional development, which has proven to be an excellent solution through several examples in the interior of Serbia

Yana Mikhailova, President of the FIC and CEO of Nestlé

Window of Opportunity for Strong Growth

We live at an exciting juncture in which Serbia has taken a decisive opportunity to instigate the acceleration of economic growth – through stronger law enforcement, tax reforms, further modernisation of the labour law and continuous energised work on digitalisation – and, following successful fiscal consolidation, ensure a sustainable development path
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