Western Balkans favourable for investments - conference

The Western Balkans is a region favourable for investments, a London conference organised by the Financial Times and the Western Balkans Chamber Investment Forum (CIF) was told Tuesday.

18 Jun 2019 15:12

LONDON - The Western Balkans is a region favourable for investments, a London conference organised by the Financial Times and the Western Balkans Chamber Investment Forum (CIF) was told Tuesday.

Serbia and the region have a bright future, said Serbian PM Ana Brnabic.

Serbia is making progress every year and "we really had record amounts of FDI coming into Serbia in the past couple of years after the structural reforms and after achieving macroeconomic stability back in 2015," she said.

"This year, in the first five months of 2019, we have 1.2 bln (euros' worth of FDI), which is 17 pct better than 2018, so it's been fantastic thanks to the reforms that we have implemented," she said, adding that the country would continue structural reforms and strive to attract investments that were not labour-intensive but aimed at the creative industry.

"Provided that the region remains stable, and we work towards a better-connected, more integrated region, I think the future is bright," she said.

When asked about Chinese investments in Serbia, she responded Serbia was trying to attract investments from around the world.


Photo: Tanjug/Office of the Serbian PM/S. Miljevic



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