Serbia is expected to continue the policy of growing living standards and investments, News
“If we managed to increase the rate of economic growth in the pandemic years and encourage foreign investments and investments in infrastructure, then it is obvious what the next year will look like, which I believe will be on the wane,” Serbian Parliament Speaker Ivica Dačić said today.
“Serbia had, and still has, a strong and best possible response to the crisis of Covid 19 when it comes to health care, especially in terms of protecting the economy. This year it is even more convincing in this area, and above all in investments,” said Dačić at the opening the conference “World in 2022” organized by the London magazine “The Economist”.
He stated that the budget, which was adopted by the parliament, will ensure the growth of living standards next year, but also the continuation of large investments in infrastructure.
“These are the results of the policy of the team led by President Aleksandar Vučić, which put the interest of the country and the citizens in the first place,” said Dačić.
He expressed the expectation that the referendum on changing the Constitution will be successful and with a high turnout of citizens, which will ensure the improvement of the judicial system of Serbia.
He added that support for changes to the Constitution was received from the expert domestic public and the Venice Commission.
“Elections are expected at several levels, with the application of democratic standards and all agreements reached during the inter-party dialogue. I expect the future government to continue the policy of living standards and investment, and to protect Serbia’s interests abroad, especially in Kosovo and Metohija,” he said.
What will the world order look like in 2022, what will be the challenges in the new year, and how will the economy develop after the pandemic, are the topics of the conference “The Economist: World in 2022”.
The conference will summarize the conclusions on the political, business and social environment of Serbia in the current year and open issues of importance for the next year.
The conference is attended by representatives of the Government of Serbia, the diplomatic corps and business associations, leading businessmen from Serbia, as well as personalities from the public and cultural milieu.
A difficult year, Serbia managed to achieve significant results
Dačić assessed that the year was harder for us compared to the previous ones, primarily due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that Serbia managed to achieve significant results in all fields.
Dačić said that the next year can be entered with optimism, but also that facing the challenges we have faced so far will continue.
According to him, the risks are related to the coronavirus pandemic, energy crisis, climate change, etc.
“Serbia has an interest in preserving political stability, we have an interest in preserving regional peace and thus creating conditions for accelerated economic development,” Dačić said, welcoming everyone to the conference on behalf of the Serbian National Assembly, Dnevnik reports.