Dimitrova: Region's politicians must keep young people here

Work on a political platform aimed at keeping young people in the region should be one of the fundamental tasks of politicians in the Western Balkans if they want to improve the national and regional economies and stop the brain drain, Macedonia 2025 Board of Directors member Nevenka Dimitrova said Friday.

15 Novembar 2019 20:54

SKOPJE - Work on a political platform aimed at keeping young people in the region should be one of the fundamental tasks of politicians in the Western Balkans if they want to improve the national and regional economies and stop the brain drain, Macedonia 2025 Board of Directors member Nevenka Dimitrova said Friday.

"Ways to persuade young people to stay and work here should be one of the key platforms for local politicians. The Macedonia 2025 summit has done a great job when it comes to boosting the confidence of young and successful people about staying in their respective countries in the region and trying to start their own business stories," Dimitrova told Tanjug during the summit.

It is at Macedonia 2025 that young people have been able to hear success stories about the options available for starting a business in the Western Balkans other than expensive loans, she said.

"Let us do what Israel, a country dubbed the 'startup nation', has done. But, in all this, young people need support from large companies and businesspeople," she said.

Support for startups is what the Western Balkans is lacking and things are changing slowly, she noted.


Photo: Tanjug/F. Kraincanic

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