Liverpool Forum: Macedonia Has a Lot to Offer to Investors

The economic team led by Prime Minister, Nikola Gruevski, presented Macedonia's investment possibilities before the business community in Liverpool, United Kingdom. Some of the guests were acquainted for the first time with the opportunities for doing business in Macedonia.

"Macedonia has shown to have much more to offer to investors. It was an excellent opportunity for me to see the pragmatism of Macedonian politicians and their commitment to promoting the country. I am leaving this place with the knowledge and information about the technological Industrial Zones and the development opportunities offered by Macedonia, completely fresh ideas," Mike Lawrence, Colebrook Bosson Saunders manager, said.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Zoran Stavreski, presented the standard improvement reforms.

"It is an overall process, including large investment in several key areas and investments implemented by the government, besides the global economic crisis and the European financial crisis. We have launched projects in the sector of transport, energy and railway transport which help improve the infrastructure and logistics in the country, which is crucial to private investors," Stavreski said.

He also made reference to the capital projects of the Government, as the construction of the 28 km long section of Corridor 10, as well as the two new highways, Skopje-Stip and Kicevo-Ohrid, the construction of the "Alexander the Great" airport terminal in Skopje, which has already increased the number of lines and connections, including the introduction of Skopje-London flight, and many foreign investors as Johnsons Controls, Kemet electronics, kromberg ans Shubert and Draxlmeier that have opened capacities in the country.

Stavreski and Gruevski addressed the special panel on growth in emerging and frontier markets and its impact in Europe and business opportunities offered as a result of the recent crisis.

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