OSMANI: THE STATE WILL PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR APPROXIMATION OF THE BUSINNESS WITH THE EUROPEAN STANDARDS
Deputy Prime Minister for
European Affairs Bujar Osmani together with the Minister of Education Arber
Ademi, the Minister of Economy Kreshnik Bekteshi and Minister of Environment
and Physical Planning Sadula Duraku held a joint meeting with businessmen from
the Economic Chamber of North-West Macedonia.
At the meeting, the
interlocutors exchanged information regarding the situations and the challenges
of the business sector, the businessmen themselves, but also about the
potentials and the opportunities arising from the European perspectives of the
country, even in the very negotiation process.
"The approximation to
the European Union means also the harmonisation of the Macedonian rules,
standards with those of the Union, something in which apart from the state, the
other social segments must take their part, so that probably a big burden on
the country's alignment will be transferred to the business sector," said
Osmani, pointing out that opening the borders of the European market for
products and services from the Republic of Macedonia is also a business opportunity,
but also an additional challenge for adaptation of production, quality,
standardization, etc., in accordance with European rules and standards.
markets are opening two-way, making our market more competitive, something our
businesses have to adapt to, and for that, of course, in the forthcoming
period, will have the support of the state, especially through the
interventions with the IPA funds, the purpose of which is exactly adaptation to
the European standards and rules "- Osmani added.
Within today's meeting, the
interlocutors jointly agreed that overall, moving closer to the European Union
is a benefit for the business, an exceptional opportunity for their rapid
development, progress, and a challenge to the businessmen themselves to prove
they can work upon European, and not only in the Balkan rules.