People’s Party Vice President, Borislav Novakovic today accused the Serbian President, Aleksandar Vucic and Novi Sad Mayor, Milos Vucevic of repelling important investors from the capital of Vojvodina with their statements.
“It’s an understatement to say that this is shameless and irresponsible behaviour of Aleksandar Vucic and Milos Vucevic. When a potentially significant investor shows interest they immediately portray it as the investor’s final decision (to invest in Novi Sad). This is not a way to attract investments, but a way to push them away,” Novakovic said in a written statement.
He added that, as the former mayor of Novi Sad, he would like American investors not to abandon the potential investment, because, in the coming period, the fight to sustain every job in the country will be a measure of the government’s responsibility and success.
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“Another potential investment, this time, by two US companies from the IT sector, Epic Games and 3lateral, is irreversibly lost due to the unprofessional and amateur behaviour of Vucic and Vucevic. There are many business reasons why no serious investor wants to make a public announcement of their investments,” said Novakovic.
Novakovic also stated that no investor wants to “be the subject of cheap political propaganda” before making a final decision to invest and said that that has happened with investments in Novi Sad.
The vice-president of the People’s Party also said that Vucevic had been announcing the arrival of those two American IT companies for months, as well as their interest in purchasing specific land plots. “Then, Vucic said five days ago “one of the biggest, and perhaps the best investments that we have had in Serbia” will be made soon and it will take place in Novi Sad”, Novakovic added.
“Two days ago, as a finale of this comedy, the mayor of Novi Sad informed us that the auction sale of the land had been “postponed for a month at the request of the investor”. To make matters worse, the mayor interprets this kind of move by Epic Games and 3lateral as them not giving up on buying the said land plot,” said Novakovic.
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