Roaf: IMF satisfied with reforms in Serbia

The IMF has praised “the outstanding results that the Serbian government has achieved in 2016 in all segments of the agreed reforms.” This is especially true of “the domain of fiscal policy,” the Serbian government announced on Monday.

This statement followed a meeting in Belgrade between Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and head of the IMF Mission to Serbia James Roaf.

The statement reads that Vucic “expressed his gratitude to Roaf and the IMF for their support and commitment to the implementation of reforms in Serbia”, while Roaf announced that “the IMF will provide expert support to the Serbian government’s Council for the growth of GDP.”

The two officials “agreed that Serbia’s goal should be to achieve an annual GDP growth between 4 and 5 percent”. Vucic and Roaf also talked about the measures for GDP growth in the coming period.

Other topics discussed at the meeting included “tax policy reform and improvement of legislation in terms of reducing the burden on wages, education reform, reform of the bankruptcy legislation and the current situation in the process of restructuring of state-owned companies RTB Bor, Petrohemija, Azotara, MSK – where the two officials also noted progress.”

(B92, 27.02.2017)

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