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‘Open Balkans’ / Zaev: Less history and more economy

  • 7/29/2021 11:34 AM
‘Open Balkans’ / Zaev: Less history and more economy

"Open Balkans" is the main title of the panel at the Regional Economic Forum being held today in Skopje. Part of this panel are Prime Minister Edi Rama, Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic along with 250 companies from the region.

During today's summit, several trilateral agreements are expected to be signed, within the Balkan Mini-Schengen, with the aim of facilitating the lives of citizens and the business community in the Western Balkans.

 Prime Minister of North Macedonia Zoran Zaev stressed the importance of the Mini-Shengen initiative.
"This initiative is born of European values. Because it includes the four fundamental freedoms on which the EU operates. Freedom of movement of people, goods, capital and services. The ultimate goal is to achieve 'no stop-just go', to have no stops on the borders between Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, and to hope for other countries as well," Zaev said.

The Prime Minister of North Macedonia stressed that several memoranda will be signed today.

"In order to realize these freedoms, we will sign several memoranda. Less history and more economy, that is our goal", said Zaev.

In his speech, Zaev stressed that in the framework of cooperation, the Gross Domestic Product of each of the countries will increase and bringing them closer to the European Union.

"We are all in the Balkans, we are all in the Western Balkans. Let's make this part of our life through the common market", said Zaev.

/Klara Ruci/