9/10/2019
FOREIGN COMPANIES – THE MAIN ENGINE OF THE MACEDONIAN ECONOMY’S GROWTH

The President of the Foreign Investors Council, Stefan Peter and the President of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia, Branko Azeski, held a work meeting where they determined the following directions for action in the upcoming period:

1. Aiming at a more efficient realization of the initiatives and recommendations from the Foreign Investors Council White Book related to creating better business environment and improving the conditions for doing business, the meetings with the holders of public power will intensify in the following period where the dynamic plan for their gradual realization will be presented. By the end of this month, the Foreign Investors Council will present the three most important priorities of the White Book, which will demand concrete results from the holders of public power as soon as possible.

 

2. Aiming at a more efficient presentation and representation of the foreign investors in this country, organized in the Foreign Investors Council, activities are in motion on serious legal and factual reorganization of the Council and raising the level of personal, logistics and working capacities through changes in the legislation and the mode of operation. All of this is done in the interest of the business and the real conditions in the economy, which show that the foreign investors will be the main engine of the Macedonian economy’s growth in the following period.

 

3. Encouraged by the modern practices that the foreign investors implement in their working process, the managerial approach and way of thinking, work ethics, effectiveness, professional improvement, digitalization, principles of gender equality and social inclusion of the vulnerable populations in the working process, as well as the transfer of technology and knowledge, the Economic Chamber of Macedonia will support these initiatives in the following period and by a series of independent and mutual activities will promote these principles as significant achievements, which would improve the competitiveness of the entire economy.

The Economic Chamber of Macedonia and the Foreign Investors Council will emphasize the economic imperative for creating gender inclusive and sustainable development and will provide a strong support for the initiatives and best practices that accelerate the inclusion of women in the work force and economy as highly potential source of talent, which will lead to economic growth. With that goal in mind, in cooperation with the Foreign Investors Council, a Support Fund for the activities toward gender equality and gender inclusive and sustainable growth will be established. As a starting point of the said activities, the Economic Chamber of Macedonia calls all interested subjects to participate in the Women in Industry conference, which will be held on 9 and 10 October 2019 in Hilton Hotel, Skopje.

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