“The Western Balkan economies are united by the need, the sense of risk and the awareness that there is a clear reason why the regions become together. We can not stand separated because we are small economies, each with its own problems. But all together we can be an interesting market. That is why we should focus more on regional co-operation, as it is a model for maintaining stability, cooperation and peace in the region, “said Majlinda Bregu, General Secretary of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) at the Annual Meeting and Business Forum of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
While talking about the economic situation and the current investment climate in the region, Bregu underlined that exports have increased 142% over the past 10 years, and the EU tops the list. She added that the situation was similar to Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which has been growing, most of them coming from the EU.