Brnabic in London to attend EBRD summit

Serbian PM, Ana Brnabic has arrived in London where she will attend the Western Balkan Investment Summit, hosted by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), tomorrow.

Brnabic will participate in a panel discussion with other prime ministers of the Western Balkan countries where she will talk about Serbia’s priorities, the vision and importance of regional cooperation, and important regional projects. Furthermore, Brnabic will participate in the panel discussion on regional integration and digital agenda for the Western Balkans region.

During her stay in London, the Prime Minister will meet with EBRD President, Suma Chakrabarti and Director for South Central European Affairs at the US Department of State, Matthew Palmer.

Also, she will attend a reception hosted by the UK Prime Minister,Theresa May for prime ministers of the Western Balkans region.

The first Western Balkan Investment Summit was held in February 2014. Back then, the EBRD stated that such meetings would be organized every two years with the three main goals in mind – promoting the region as an investment destination, contributing to stability in the region through bolstering regional cooperation and improving the networking agenda.

This year’s summit will especially focus on promoting projects in the areas of transport and energy, as key regional bottlenecks. The focus will also be on the so-called ‘soft networking’ which is another important segment of the regional integration, in addition to physical infrastructure.

The key elements these endeavours will be to create a single investment space, characterized by the harmonization of relevant legislation, the removal of non-tariff barriers, the improvement of vertical and horizontal connections of capital markets, the strengthening of the business environment in the region and the facilitation of foreign investments.

(Blic, 25.02.2018)

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